SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 30, 2001                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                    Tapes 106 - 108

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Gary George

                                                Sen. Ken Messerle

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 888 Work Session

                                                HB 2082A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2672A Public Hearing

                                                HB 2259A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2265A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3053 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3208 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3338 Public Hearing and Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 106, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:20 p.m. and opens a work session on        SB 888.

SB 888 WORK SESSION

007

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 888 and the –1 amendments       (EXHIBIT A) to the committee.

024

Sen. Shields

Comments on SB 888 and HB 2017.

030

Jim Carlson

Oregon Health Care Association.  Explains the differences between SB 888 and HB 2017 (EXHIBIT B).  Comments on issues facing long term care facilities. 

058

Dan Kaplan

Senior Disabled Services Division (SDSD).  Comments on nursing home occupancy.

078

Sen. Shields

Asks if community partnerships are possible.

087

Kaplan

Responds affirmatively.  Explains Oregon’s long term care system.

104

Carlson

Comments on the local process.

110

Kaplan

Comments on the intention of the presented legislation.

133

Sen. Carter

Provides personal opinion.  Asks about the intention of HB 2017. 

168

Carlson

Responds the –1 amendments encompass the intention of HB 2017.

182

Sen. Carter

Provides further comments.

196

Jacqueline Zimmer

AAA.  States support of SB 888.  Comments on capacity issues.

220

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 888-1 amendments dated 04/16/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

222

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

224

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 888 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

224

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

246

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 888 and opens a public hearing on     HB 2082A. 

HB 2082A PUBLIC HEARING

264

Rep. Janet Carlson

HD 32.  Testifies in support of HB 2082A (EXHIBIT C). 

277

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter from Rep. Gary Hansen into the record (EXHIBIT D). 

285

Rep. Carlson

Explains Community Learning Centers.  Comments on existing centers.  Gives a sectional analysis of HB 2082A.

TAPE 107, A

000

Rep. Carlson

Continues sectional analysis. 

077

Sen. Carter

Asks about mandates.

083

Rep. Carlson

Explains the intention of the bill.  Continues analysis. 

127

Chair Fisher

Asks about student learning centers.

132

Rep. Carlson

Explains the definition of community learning centers.  States an openness to working with partnerships.

144

Chair Fisher

Enters letters into the record (EXHIBIT E). 

150

Michael Harris

Elementary school principal, Schools Uniting Neighborhoods.  Testifies in support of HB 2082A (EXHIBIT F).  Discusses the benefits of community learning centers.  Relates a specific case. 

236

Teri Urban

Learning by Inviting Grownups and Hope To School (LIGHTS) Community Learning Centers.  Testifies in support of HB 2082A (EXHIBIT G).  Comments on work being done by LIGHTS. 

300

Gjerda Sannes

Waldo Middle School.  Testifies in support of HB 2082A.  Discusses the progress in her school due to the community learning center. 

341

Linda Ludwig

League of Oregon Cities.  Testifies in support of HB 2082A (EXHIBIT H).  Comments on the potential fiscal impact. 

380

Sen. Shields

Asks about the fiscal impact.

384

Ludwig

Responds the bill has mandates.

420

Chair Fisher

Comments on the potential fiscal impact.

430

Rep. Carlson

Explains the fiscal impact.

TAPE 106, B

000

Rep. Carlson

Continues explaining the impact.

021

Sen. Shields

Provides personal opinion. 

027

Mickie Lansing

Oregon Commission on Children and Families.  Comments on the commission’s involvement with community learning centers.  States the commission’s role would be to organize the learning centers.  Comments on the need for adequate funding.

096

Rep. Carlson

Discusses staffing costs.

099

Sen. Shields

Clarifies Rep. Carlson’s statement.

108

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB2082A and opens a public hearing on HB 2672A.

HB 2672A PUBLIC HEARING

115

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2672A and opens a public hearing on HB 2259A.

HB 2259A PUBLIC HEARING

142

Sue Wilson

Health Licensing Office.  Testifies in support of HB 2259A  (EXHIBIT I).  Explains the background of HB 2259A.  Comments on the intention of the bill.  States that the boards involved support        HB 2259A.

183

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2259A and opens a work session on HB 2259A.

HB 2259A PUBLIC HEARING

186

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2259A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

195

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

200

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2259A and opens a public hearing on HB 2672A.

HB 2672A PUBLIC HEARING

203

Rep. Betsy Close

HD 36.  Testifies in support of HB 2672A (EXHIBIT J).

243

Chair Fisher

Asks about continuing education requirements.

250

Rep. Close

Responds by explaining continuing education requirements. 

267

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter into the record (EXHIBIT K).

274

Sen. Shields

Asks who would review the continuing education.

278

Rep. Close

Responds the childcare division.  States the division requested the requirements last session. 

301

Sen. Carter

Asks if the division is willing to work on curriculum.

321

Rep. Close

Responds affirmatively. 

342

Tom Olsen

Childcare Division.  Testifies on HB 2672A (EXHIBIT L).  Comments on training.  Explains the difficulty of reviewing written statements relating to childcare license renewal.

TAPE 107, B

000

Olsen

Explains possible education resources.

010

Chair Fisher

Clarifies Olsen’s statements.

016

Olsen

Comments on proof of certification. 

022

Mark Overbeck

Commission For Child Care.  Testifies on HB 2672A.  States the need for amendments.  States agreement with the principals of HB 2672A.  Relates the commission’s concerns. 

056

Chair Fisher

Asks about previous legislation.

059

Overbeck

Responds he is unsure. 

065

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion. 

076

Overbeck

Comments on the cost of HB 2672A. 

088

Olsen

Reviews scholarships available to help with continuing education requirements. 

108

Chair Fisher

Comments on educational resources.

113

Rep. Close

Explains that there will be a cost for license renewal.

123

Chair Fisher

Provides his personal opinion. 

139

Rep. Close

States the bill could be absorbed into current budgets.

145

Sen. Carter

Discusses accommodation between involved parties.

157

Chair Fisher

Comments on certification. 

196

Sen. Carter

Asks how the workload can be shared.

201

Rep. Close

States that employees are already conducting on-site reviews.

208

Chair Fisher

Comments on continuing education. 

240

Sen. Carter

Asks about the role of the Child Care Commission. 

249

Overbeck

States the commission has concerns about the legislation, but chose not to oppose it. 

263

Sen. Carter

Provides personal opinion. 

289

Olsen

Comments on available resources to help with training costs. 

311

Rep. Close

Comments on the proposed amendments. 

320

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion. 

332

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2672A and opens a public hearing on HB 2265A. 

HB 2265A PUBLIC HEARING

345

Berkobien

Explains HB 2265A to the committee.

378

Bob Repines

Oregon Housing Community Services.  Testifies in support of           HB 2265A.  Comments on the background of HB 2265A. 

TAPE 108, A

005

Duke Shepard

Oregon Community Services Commission.  States support for           HB 2265A

028

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2265A and opens a public hearing on HB 3053.

HB 3053 PUBLIC HEARING

033

Berkobien

Explains HB 3053 to the committee. 

043

Ron Adams

Oregon Youth Conservation Corp.  Testifies in support HB 3053 (EXHIBIT M).  Explains HB 3053.  Comments on minority involvement.  Reviews the bill.

107

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 3053 and opens a work session on  HB 3053.

HB 3053 WORK SESSION

110

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 3053 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

125

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. DUNCAN will lead discussion on the floor.

129

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 3053 and opens a public hearing on  HB 3338.

HB 3338 PUBLIC HEARING

134

Berkobien

Explains HB 3338 to the committee.

144

John Chism

American Heart Association.  Testifies in support of HB 3338 (EXHIBIT N). 

178

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 3338 and opens a work session on  HB 3338.

HB 3338 WORK SESSION

184

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 3338 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

193

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

198

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 3338 and opens a public hearing       HB 3208.

HB 3208 PUBLIC HEARING

207

Rep. Tom Butler

HD 60.  Testifies in support of HB 3208.  Explains the background of HB 3208.  Discusses the intentions of HB 3208.

248

William Love

Director, Health, Housing, Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority.  Testifies in support of HB 3208 (EXHIBIT 0). 

 

282

 

Chair Fisher

 

Closes the work session on HB 3208 and opens a work session on HB 3208.

HB 3208 WORK SESSION

287

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 3208 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

298

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

302

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 3208 and opens a work session on     HB 2265A.

HB 2265A WORK SESSION

305

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2265A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

314

Lynn Partin

Oregon Housing.  Comments on the referral to ways and means.  States the fiscal impact is reflected in the proposed budget. 

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

348

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

351

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2265A and opens a work session on  HB 2082A.

HB 2082A WORK SESSION

356

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2082A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Messerle

360

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

385

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2082A and adjourns the meeting at  3:36 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 888, -1 amendments, Staff, 8 pp.

B – SB 888, Written testimony, Jim Carlson, 3 pp.

C – HB 2082A, Articles and information, Rep. Janet Carlson, 23 pp.

D – HB 2082A, Written testimony from Rep. Gary Hansen, 1 p.

E – HB 2082A, Letters, Sen. Bill Fisher, 2 pp.

F – HB 2082A, Written testimony, Michael Harris, 2 pp.

G – HB 2082A, Written testimony and information, Teri Urban, 5 pp.

H – HB 2082A, Written testimony and report, Linda Ludwig, 7 pp.

I – HB 2259A, Written testimony, Susan Wilson, 1 p.

J – HB 2672A, Written testimony, Rep. Betsy Close, 2 pp.

K – HB 2672A, Letter, Sen. Bill Fisher, 1 p.

L – HB 2672A, Letter, Tom Olsen, 2 pp.

M – HB 3053, Written testimony, Ron Adams, 8 pp.

N – HB 3338, Written testimony, John Chism, 12 pp.

O – HB 3208, Written testimony and annual report, William Love, 21 pp.