CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 4035

 

March 2, 2002 Hearing Room E

12:45 PM††††††††† Tape - 1

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:††††††††††† Rep. Ben Westlund, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Lenn Hannon

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Peter Courtney

Rep. Susan Morgan

Rep. Kurt Schrader

 

STAFF PRESENT:††††† ††††††††††† John Britton, Legislative Fiscal

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Larry Niswender, Legislative Fiscal

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Marjorie Taylor, Committee Services

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:†††††††† House Bill 4035

 

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

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 1,A

004

Chair Westlund

Opens a work session on HB 4035 at 12:45 pm.

HB 4035 WORK SESSION

006

John Britton

Legislative Fiscal Office.States that the conference committee will consider the -A5 amendment to HB 4035 (EXHIBIT A).Explains that the amendment will ensure that the Oregon Rural Health Association (RHA) will receive $7.5 million from the Medicaid Upper Payment Limit (MUPL) Account.

023

Rep. Schrader

Clarifies that the amendment does not modify the original intent of the measure, however it ensures that the RHA will receive funds.

026

Chair Westlund

Acknowledges that old language identified that a certain percent of funds in the MUPL account would have been distributed to the RHA, however without this amendment, RHA would net $0.

031

Sen. Courtney

Acknowledges that committee membership includes the original "Group of 5."

035

Chair Westlund

MOTION:Moves to ADOPT HB 4035A-5 amendments dated 3/1/02.

039

Rep. Westlund

Indicates that the -A5 amendments also affect the Department of Justice.

044

Larry Niswender

Legislative Fiscal Office.Indicates that the amendments reduce and transfer other funds rather instead of general funds.

051

Chair Westlund

VOTE:6-0

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

061

Chair Westlund

MOTION:Moves HB 4035A to the floor with the recommendation that the House CONCUR in Senate amendments dated 3/1/02 and that the bill be FURTHER AMENDED by -A5 amendments and the measure be REPASSED.

 

 

VOTE:5-1

AYE:††††††††††† 5 - Sen. Beyer, Sen. Courtney, Rep. Morgan,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rep. Schrader, Rep. Westlund

NAY:††††††††††† 1 - Sen. Hannon

064

Chair Westlund

Declares the motion CARRIED.

066

Chair Westlund

Adjourns the meeting at 1:00 pm.

 

Submitted By,††††††††††††††††††††††† Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Marjorie Taylor,††††††††††††††††††††††† Adrienne Sexton,

Committee Services††††††††††††††††††††††† Legislative Fiscal

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A - HB 4035, -A5 amendments, staff, 1 p.