HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

April 16, 2003 Hearing Room E

1:00 PM Tapes   69 - 70

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vic Backlund, Chair

Rep. Pat Farr, Vice-Chair

Rep. Elaine Hopson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Wayne Scott

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Mary Nolan

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jim Keller, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2575 – Work Session

                                                HB 2817 – Work Session

                                                HB 3140 – Work Session

                                                HB 2904 – 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  69, A

004

Chair Backlund

Calls meeting to order at 1:13 PM. Welcomes members and audience. Opens work session on HB 2575.

HB 2575 – WORK SESSION

009

Jim Keller

Committee Administrator. Reads Staff Measure Summary on HB 2575. Reminds the committee that the -1 amendments have been adopted. Notes the -5 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

018

Chair Backlund

Recalls the latest action of the committee on the measure. Thinks they have come up with a solution with the -5 amendments.

023

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2575-5 amendments dated 4/15/03.

030

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 – Nolan, Scott

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

043

Rep Hopson

Expresses concern with the -5 amendments. Lists reasons.

050

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2575 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

055

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 – Nolan

 

Chair Backlund

The motion CARRIES.

REP. FARR will lead discussion on the floor.

055

Chair Backlund

Closes work session on HB 2575. Opens work session on HB 2817.

HB 2817 – WORK SESSION

058

Jim Keller

Reads SMS on HB 2817. Informs there are seven amendments (EXHIBITS B – H).  

064

Chair Backlund

Comments on the amendments.

071

Andrea Henderson

Oregon Community College Association (OCCA). Notes the concerns they shards last week. Believes the -5 amendments fix the concerns. Explains the changes to the bill.

084

Chair Backlund

Requests if OCCA is comfortable with the -1 amendments.

088

Henderson

Answers that preference of OCAA is with the -5 amendments.

093

Rep. Hopson

Poses question regarding OCCA views on the bill.

098

Henderson

States OCCA does not see the need for the bill and the related task force. Voices hope that the scope of the task force be limited.

104

Chair Backlund

Concurs.  Refers the committee to the -7 amendments and asks Rep. Avakian to explain them (EXHIBIT I)

108

Rep. Avakian

Explains the differences in the amendments.

114

Chair Backlund

Adds to Rep. Avakian’s explanation. Speaks on the inclusion of private, not-for-profit colleges. States the -7 amendments are for public schools only.

133

Rep. Hopson

Remarks on her concerns with the bill.

140

Chair Backlund

States the bill will not be moved today. Closes work session on HB 2817. Opens work session on 3140. Notes the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT J).

HB 3140 – WORK SESSION

149

Rep. Cliff Zauner

House District 22. Introduces the issue and his intern. (EXHIBIT K).

160

Matt Reid

Legislative Assistant, Rep. Cliff Zauner. Testifies in favor of HB 3140.

167

Chair Backlund

Asks if the -1 amendments substantially change the bill.

170

Reid

Explains the references for Saturday in the bill have been removed and informs the committee of the intent of the bill. Provides written testimony supporting HB 3140 (EXHIBIT L).

182

Chair Backlund

Asks if he or his fellow students have considered the effects the bill would have on administration or classes.

186

Reid

States that he has not spoken with administration, but with employees and does not see it would interfere with contracts.

194

Rep. Hopson

Requests if there is anyone present from the community colleges who wishes to testify. Asks Mr. Reid who he spoke with on the bill.

200

Reid

Answers he spoke with classified employees of Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

204

Rep. Hopson

Clarifies he spoke with representatives for the SEIU or with individuals.

207

Reid

Answers it was a representative of the organization.

211

Lisa Zavala

Oregon University System (OUS). Testifies in opposition to the bill without the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT M). Submits written testimony from members of OUS (EXHIBIT N).

251

Rem Nivens

OCCA. States the OCCA will need time to go over the amendments. Believes the issue is one of local governance. Adds the bill without amendments would have an immense effect on community colleges.

275

Rep. Hopson

Requests if dates of staff work attendance are specifically listed in contracts.

280

Zavala

Responds that she is unsure the dates are delineated in her contracted but adds dates of observance are outlined.

287

Nivens

States he is also unsure.

301

Chair Backlund

Notes Saturday was removed for the community colleges with the amendments.

310

Reid

Thinks it was.

320

Chair Backlund

Affirms. Does not wish to move the bill today. Thinks the bill is an issue of local governance and that the committee needs to consider whether it should dictate the matter. Closes work session on HB 3140. Opens work session on HB 2904.

HB 2904 – WORK SESSION

343

Jim Keller

Reads SMS on HB 2904.

357

George Houston

Hillsboro Police Department. Introduces himself.

360

John Jones

Retired school employee. Testifies in favor of HB 2904. Presents the committee with information on the Cyber Awareness, Responsibility and Ethics (CARE) program (EXHIBIT O). Defers to Rep. Krummel.

405

Rep. Jerry Krummel

House District 26. Testifies in favor of HB 2904. Notes he works in the area of cyber security. Voices hope the bill is passed on to Ways and Means.

TAPE 70, A

010

George

Lists the groups who have volunteered to work together on the bill.

027

Chair Backlund

Refers to line seven of the bill. Asks the reasoning behind the age established.

032

Jones

Responds that the age set out was the ideal age and adds that pilot tests were used on students at the Boys and Girls Club.

047

Rep. Hopson

Notices a trademark with the logo. Asks if school districts are required to use the certain curriculum.

053

George

Explains the way the program would be trademarked. Informs the committee that the organization wanted control over the agreement.

070

Rep. Hopson

Asks if local district staff would teach the program.

073

Jones

Responds that the idea of the program was for older students to teach younger students. Encourages every district to use the program in the best way they see fit.

085

Rep. Hopson

Requests who trains the older students to teach the younger students.

088

George

Explains the police reserve specialists train the student teachers, and then mentor them in the classroom.

103

Rep. Hopson

Requests where the money goes.

105

Jones

Answers that the grants discussed in the bill would go to the school districts. Notes it is not their intent to dictate anything to districts.

123

Rep. Hopson

States the idea is ‘fabulous’ and that she appreciated the answers to her questions.

136

George

Notes they have done much research on the issue.

141

Carla Wade

Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Offers that she is ‘thrilled’ to see the type of action. Comments on the resources for school in the area.

161

Chair Backlund

Asks if she has a problem with the five percent allocation on page six of the bill.

165

Wade

Responds ODE would request to view the materials and thinks the $10,000 would be less than a set up cost by ODE.

185

Chair Backlund

Requests if Rep. Krummel would be willing to change the allocation percentage if it is not enough.

190

Rep. Krummel

Responds that he is willing to amend it although he wants to use caution with monies to administration. Explains the reasoning for the five percent allocation.

210

Chair Backlund

States he is inclined to move the bill to Ways and Means. Acknowledges that requests for ‘new money’ often have a difficult time, but believes the committee should allow the bill the chance.

222

Rep. Farr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2904 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

225

Rep. Hopson

Informs the committee she will be voting ‘no’ as she believes it will no be passed out of Ways and Means. Lauds the program, but mentions she is wary of requiring ODE to create specifications and monitor the program.

245

 

VOTE:  5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Avakian, Dalto, Farr, Scott, Backlund

NAY:               1 - Hopson

EXCUSED:     1 – Nolan

 

Chair Backlund

The motion CARRIES.

250

Chair Backlund

Closes work session on HB 2904. Adjourns meeting at 2:00 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2575-5, Staff, 1 p

B – HB 2817-1, Staff, 1 p

C – HB 2817-2, Staff, 1 p

D – HB 2817-3, Staff, 1 p

E – HB 2817-4, Staff, 1 p

F – HB 2817-5, Staff, 1 p

G – HB 2817-6, Staff, 3 pp

H – HB 2817-7, Staff, 3 pp

I – HB 2817, Rachel Pilliod, 2 pp

J – HB 3140-1, Staff, 2 pp

K – HB 3140-1, Rep. Cliff Zauner, 1 p

L – HB 3140, Various, 7 pp

M – HB 3140, Lisa Zavala, 1 p

N – HB 3140, Lisa Zavala, 7 pp

O – HB 2904, John Jones, 12 pp