HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

April 28, 2003 Hearing Room E

2:00 PM Tape  77

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vic Backlund, Chair

Rep. Elaine Hopson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Wayne Scott

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Pat Farr, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jim Keller, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     SB 870 – Work Session

                                                SB 185 – Work Session

                                                SB 127 – 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 77, A

004

Chair Backlund

Calls meeting to order at 2:05 PM. Welcomes colleagues and audience. Remarks on ‘Back to School’ Day. Opens work session on SB 870.

SB 870 – WORK SESSION

009

Jim Keller

Committee Administrator. Reads Staff Measure Summary (SMS) on SB 870. Explains the bill has been brought back for reconsideration. Notes -3 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

020

Chair Backlund

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote on SB 870.

022

 

VOTE:  7-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

031

Rep. Greg Smith

House District 57. Testifies in favor of SB 870. Notes that he has come to an agreement with the community colleges and the Oregon University System (OUS) with the -3 amendments to SB 870. Explains the amendments. 

059

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 870-3 amendments dated 4/28/03.

062

 

VOTE:  7-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

064

Rep. Nolan

Understands the importance of the issue to the community colleges and universities involved. Acknowledges Rep. Smith’s advocacy on the issue and thanks him for his willingness to compromise.

075

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves SB 870A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

080

Rep. Nolan

Informs she will vote ‘yes’.

082

Rep. Hopson

Adds she will also vote ‘yes’. Thanks the parties for working together on the issue.

085

 

VOTE:  5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Dalto, Hopson, Nolan, Scott, Backlund

NAY:               1 - Avakian

EXCUSED:     1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GREG SMITH will lead discussion on the floor.

093

Chair Backlund

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 185.

SB 185 – WORK SESSION

095

Jim Keller

Reads SMS on SB 185. Notes -2 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

100

Jeff Svejcar

Student Assistance Commission. Provides the committee with the financial aid brochure created by the commission (EXHIBIT C).  

110

Rep. Nolan

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 185-2 amendments dated 4/28/03.

112

 

VOTE:  7-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

113

Jim Keller

Notes there is a subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

115

Rep. Dalto

Requests the bill go directly to the floor.

117

Chair Backlund

Asks Mr. Keller if the bill can be moved to the floor.

118

Jim Keller

Explains the bill can be moved to the floor.

120

Rep. Nolan

MOTION:  Moves SB  185A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

133

Rep. Dalto

Comments.

143

 

VOTE:  7-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

The motion CARRIES.

REP. NOLAN will lead discussion on the floor.

144

Chair Backlund

Appreciates Rep. Nolan and Jeff Svejcar for working together on the . Closes work session on SB 185. Opens public hearing on SB 127.

SB 127 – PUBLIC HEARING

150

Jim Keller

Informs the referral can be rescinded upon motion.

157

Diana Allen

Director, Early Childhood Education, Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Provides background on the early childhood intervention program.

199

Wilma Wells

COSA. Supports the bill as it allows teachers more time to work with children. Discusses mandates.

217

Chair Backlund

Speaks on mandates. Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 127.

SB 127 – WORK SESSION

219

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves SB 127 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

227

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Farr

 

Chair Backlund

The motion CARRIES.

REP. HOPSON will lead discussion on the floor.

232

Chair Backlund

Closes work session on SB 127. Adjourns meeting at 2:25 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 870-3, Staff, 2 pp

B – SB 185-2, Staff, 7 pp

C – SB 185, Jeff Svejcar, 8 pp