HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

May 12, 2003 Hearing Room E

1:00 PM Tape  82

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vic Backlund, Chair

Rep. Pat Farr, Vice-Chair

Rep. Elaine Hopson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Wayne Scott

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jim Keller, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     SB 124A – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3171– 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 82, A

004

Chair Backlund

Calls meeting to order at 1:05 PM. Opens public hearing on SB 124A.

SB 124A – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Jim Keller

Committee Administrator. Reads Staff Measure Summary on SB 124A. Notes –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).  

016

Steve Novick

Legislative Director, Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Testifies in favor of SB 124A. Explains the bill regarding charter school appeals.

036

Joanie Giles

ODE. Concurs with the testimony in favor of SB 124A.

039

Rep. Nolan

Asks how often requests have been made and what the disposition of the State Board of Education has been.

045

Giles

Responds that in terms of requests for waivers by the State Board. Informs there have been seven requests.

047

Rep. Nolan

Requests the subjects of those requests.

050

Giles

Responds the common request concern out of district students.

062

Rep. Nolan

Requests if the State Board has established rules regarding the decisions.

067

Giles

Does not believe so.

071

Rep. Nolan

Asks what guide the State Board uses to determine what it can and cannot waive.

075

Giles

Speaks on ‘un-waiveable’ rules.

080

Rep. Nolan

Wonders what criteria the State Board uses to determine waivers.

086

Giles

Notes she was not included in writing the statute, but lists considerations of ‘un-waiveables’.

098

Rep. Nolan

Remarks.

099

Rep. Avakian

Notes numbers of students in charter schools are ‘waiveable’.

103

Giles

Concurs.

105

Novick

Explains the measure is one of timetables and does not involve the expansion of ‘waiveable’ allowances.   

115

Laurie Wimmer-Whalen.

Oregon Education Association (OEA). Testifies in favor of SB 124A. Refers the committee to a packet on expansion of charter school laws (EXHIBIT B).

152

Chair Backlund

Closes public hearing on SB 124A. Notes there will be no work session. Opens work session on HB 3171.

HB 3171 – WORK SESSION

159

Jim Keller

Speaks on previous consideration of HB 3171. Informs the committee the bill will need to be referred to Ways and Means.

166

Chair Backlund 

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of RECONSIDERING the vote on HB 3171.

169

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Avakian

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

173

Rep. Backlund

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which "Moves HB  3171 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED".

175

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Avakian

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

178

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3171-2 amendments dated 5/9/03.

191

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

195

Rep. Hopson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3171 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

214

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Backlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

215

Chair Backlund

Closes work session on HB 3171. Adjourns meeting at 1:22 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 124A, Staff, 1 p

B – SB 124A, Laurie Wimmer-Whalen, 2 p