HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

March 12, 2003   Hearing Room E

1:00 PM        Tapes  45

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vic Backlund, Chair

Rep. Pat Farr, Vice-Chair

Rep. Elaine Hopson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Wayne Scott

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Billy Dalto

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jim Keller, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2450 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2621 – Public Hearing

 

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 45, A

004

Chair Backlund

Calls meeting to order at 1:14 PM. Welcomes colleagues and audience. Opens public hearing on HB 2450.

HB 2450 PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Keller

Committee Administrator. Reads Staff Measure Summary (SMS) on HB 2450.

015

Rep. Deborah Kafoury

House District 43. Testifies in favor of HB 2450. Directs the committee to the -4 amendments (EXHIBIT A). Explains the intent of the amendment.

033

Rep. Pat Farr

Explains the intent of the -4 amendments. Notes the greater flexibility the bill would allow.

047

Rep. Kafoury

Comments on the fiscal implications of the bill.

057

Chair Backlund

Clarifies there are limitations to funding necessary to the bill.

060

Rep. Kafoury

Affirms and expresses that the bill will not cost the state a great deal. Notes the improvement of the situation over time will inevitably save the state money.

068

Rep. Farr

Offers the bill does not affect the Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG).

072

Chair Backlund

Comments.

075

Anthony Granados

Oregon Catholic Conference. Testifies in favor of HB 2450. Lists the merits of the bill.

089

Rep. Kafoury

Notes a problem in the bill and states that she does not support the -4 amendments.

095

Keller

Informs the committee of the problems with the -4 amendments. Explains the amendments will be drafted again.

099

Chair Backlund

Expresses the committee’s desire to have a correct bill.

101

Rep. Kafoury

Apologizes for the problem.

103

Chair Backlund

Closes public hearing on HB 2450. Opens public hearing on HB 2621.

HB 2621 PUBLIC HEARING

112

Keller

Reads SMS on HB 2621.

122

Tom Welter

Executive Director, Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). States that OSAA questions the bill despite amendments. Testifies in opposition of HB 2621. Explains current appeals process. Questions the necessity of the bill.

159

Don Carter

Attorney, OSAA. Refers the committee to part b of the bill. Addresses the appeals process. Describes situations of appeals that require extra time. Testifies in opposition of HB 2621. Notes the issue of business days in a school context. Comments on paragraph 3a.

244

Chair Backlund

Comments on the genesis of the bill. Understands that administrative rules have been changed since a situation occurred.

250

Welter

Affirms that OSAA has amended its rules. Notes the attempt of OSAA to find out if similar appeals had occurred and that those situations have been corrected.

271

Chair Backlund

Clarifies reasoning behind the creation of HB 2450 no longer exists.

 

Welter

Speaks to the situation of an appeal.

284

Rep. Hopson

States her approval of the OSAA’s handling of the matter.

292

Chair Backlund

Comments.

295

Rep. Farr

Offers his opinion against legislative involvement in OSAA matters.

311

Chair Backlund

Notes that the bill will not have a work session. Adjourns the meeting at 1:35 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2450, Staff, 1 p