HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

Feb 3, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 A.M.   Tape 14 – 17

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff  Kruse, Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto, Vice-Chair

Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Vice-Chair

Rep. Laurie Monnes-Anderson

Rep. Gordon Anderson

Rep. Jeff  Barker

Rep. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Mara McGraw, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES  HEARD:             HB 2126 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2121 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2120 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2123 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2122 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2128 – 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 14, A

004

Chair Kruse

Calls the meeting to order at 8:40 A.M. and opens public hearing on

HB 2126.

HB 2126 – PUBLIC HEARING

014

Janet Carlson

Marion County Commissioner and member of the Marion County Commission on Children and Families (CCF). Presents Power Point Overview of CCF (EXHIBIT A) and submits report of the Children’s Care Team (EXHIBIT B).    

150

Carlson

Continues presentation.

330

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on partners involved in collaboration.

332

Carlson

Describes community partners. Continues explanation of HB 2126.

377

Rep. Anderson

Questions if Lane County survey statistics reflect the contracting of services with private agencies.

381

Carlson

Responds fluidity of client access to services as it relates to government, non-profits, churches and other services agencies. Reiterates need for collaboration between services sectors from prevention to treatment.

TAPE 15, A

031

Minalee Saks

Executive Director, Birth to 3. Offers written testimony in support of HB 2126 (EXHIBIT C). Explains program as a national model. Begins presentation reviewing curriculum, budget reductions, parent support and resources and  related programs. 

143

Rep. Dalto

Inquires on Oregon relief nurseries.

144

Saks

Responds and explains Oregon’s model.

151

Linda Craven

Board of Directors, Family Building Blocks Crisis Relief Nursery.  Describes role of Crisis Relief Nurseries. Discusses population served and aspects of Crisis Nursery services.

236

Rep. Dalto

Requests clarification of study mentioned.

237

Craven

Explains study by Child Haven published in Child Maltreatment, 1998.  Provides details of study.

290

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on benefit of bill to program.

284

Craven

Responds and defines quality parenting programs as they impact need for crisis nurseries. Comments in support of HB 2126.

345

Pauline Martel

Director of Prevention and Training, Adapt Alcohol and other Drug Prevention Program. Offers informational packet in support of HB 2126 (EXHIBIT D). Relates importance of collaborative efforts and unified model of best practices. 

TAPE 14, B

013

Sara McDonald

Director, Josephine County CCF. Reads letter from Deborah Cantiello, Executive Director, Coalition for Kids, Inc. (EXHIBIT E). 

046

Rep. Anderson

Comments on coalition in Grants Pass. 

064

Terry Urban

Owner, Community Learning Centers, Salem, Oregon.  Reads written testimony on behalf of Vicki Ertle (EXHIBIT F).  Offers suggestions for changes in bill.  Details programs in Deschutes, Oregon related to bill. 

140

Annie Karlson

Parent Education Coordinator, Silverton Together, Silver Falls school district. Details history of program, intervention, and success stories.

280

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on funding.

283

Karlson

Reports goal of bill is coordinated support.

289

Chair Kruse

Notes HB 2126 subsequent referral to Ways and Means. 

301

Edie Jones

Director, Together for Children. Speaks to HB 2126, section 4 and the need for research and study. Refers to letter from Vicki Ertle (EXHIBIT F). Suggests using existing services for effective intervention. 

385

Carlson

Adds statutory information on bill. Defines language of family support programs. Discusses proposed amendments. 

TAPE 15, B

001

Carlson

Continues review of proposed amendments and addresses funding issues. 

023

Rep. Tomei

Questions CCF involvement. 

028

Carlson

Explains CCF task force workload.

041

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on prescriptive aspect of bill.

049

Carlson

Refers to SB 555 as it relates to language of HB 2126. Details bill as it addresses issues of parent education. States goals as collaboration and establishing best practices.

076

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2126 and opens public hearing on HB 2121.

HB 2121 – PUBLIC HEARING

102

William Lytle

Community Volunteer, Marion County. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT G). Speaks to streamlining services in rural communities via support from CCF.

200

Cynthia Risan

Director, Mid Willamette Education Consortium.  Refers to ‘Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century.’  Speaks to integrated learning standards.  Refers to federal Workforce Investment Act as it relates to youth development.  Discusses memorandum of understanding between county CCF’s, Marion County and the Oregon CCF (EXHIBIT H).

320

Rep. Dalto

Inquires on decrease in drop out rate.

321

Risan

Explains efforts to target youth drop outs via door-knocking program. 

353

Jennifer Struts

Friends of the Family.  Explains Youth Peer Court diversion program.  Introduces youth speaking on behalf of peer court.

394

Amy Crowther

Youth Peer Court. Offers written testimony in support of HB 2121 (EXHIBIT I). Details benefits received through peer court.   

450

Rep. Dalto

Inquires on Friends and Family program.

TAPE 16, A

018

Crowther

Describes program.

021

Brendan Lindsley

Youth Peer Court. Relates benefits received through participation in Peer Court.

059

Laurie Macey

Youth Peer Court. Describes benefits received by participation in peer court. 

080

Struts

Explains relationship between Friends of the Family program, CCF and Peer Court. Describes role of program in community (EXHIBIT J).

098

Rep. Barker

Requests examples of Peer Court regarding drug and alcohol treatment.

100

Struts

Details process for intervention with first time offenders. 

111

Rep. Barker

Questions family involvement.

115

Struts

Explains Peer Court sanctions for youth as well as parents.

124

Rep. Tomei

Questions fiscal impact.

125

Chair Kruse

Confirms fiscal impact.

134

Laura Saiki

Peer Mentor at South Salem High School.  Explains mentor program and prevention services for teens with at-risk behaviors. 

167

Robert Cheshire

Peer Mentor at South Salem High School.  Relates benefits received through participation in program.  Details success stories of peer participants. 

205

Jamie Wilson

Peer Mentor at South Salem High School.  Details funding for program.  Describes partnership with Marion County CCF and other programs.  Describes program as an investment in the future.

228

Rep. Dalto

Comments on youth testimony.

247

Jean Lasater

Positive Youth Development (PYD) Policy and Advisory Council.  Describes scope of program.  States program philosophy and mission.  Defines population served.  Details community partners as they relate to resources received through ECHO system.  Refers to ECHO Youth Opportunity System diagram (EXHIBIT K). 

350

Lasater

Continues presentation on HB 2121.

TAPE 17, A

005

Rep. Anderson

Comments on need for youth services.

011

Andrew McKay

PYD Policy and Advisory Council. Relates commonalities between adults and youth participation in community activity. Addresses youth stereotypes and need for programs offering youth opportunities to participate in community change. Discusses advantages to youth involvement in policy development.

067

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2121 and opens public hearing on HB 2120.

HB 2120 – PUBLIC HEARING

065

Gary Smith

Director, Deschutes County Mental Health. Offers testimony in opposition to specific language of HB 2120 (EXHBIT L). Provides suggestions on changes to coordinated state plan versus multiple local plans. Emphasizes local input.

127

Rep. Westlund

Summarizes previous legislation regarding planning.

146

Chair Kruse

Welcomes suggestions on amendments.

160

Smith

Refers to page 3 of testimony (EXHIBIT L) with suggested language for amendment.

168

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments on county relationship to mental health services.

177

Gina Firman

Executive Director of the Association of Community Mental Health Programs (ACMHP). States ACMHP has not taken a position on

HB 2120 (EXHBIT M). Refers to HB 3024 passed during 2001 session as it relates to several plans already in existence. Expresses concern over staffing streamlining effort as it relates to planning and staff shortages. 

205

Chair Kruse

Remarks on state mandated planning processes.

226

Jennifer Struts

Speaks on behalf of and submits testimony from Stacey Graham (EXHIBIT N). 

251

Carlson

Explains bill adds aspects of public health. Details language addressing adult mental health. Speaks to HB 2120, HB 2121, HB 2123, HB 2124. 

350

Carlson

States need to address issues at local and state level. Explains survey of community leaders (EXHIBIT O). 

416

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Remarks on need to include childcare in bill.  Remarks on federal funds available.  Refers to coordination of nonprofits in public and private sector.

453

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on approval process.

TAPE 16, B

022

Carlson

Describes process of planning and implementation guidelines. Reports approval process is dependent on review team criteria and the comprehensive plan is an umbrella over local services.

065

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on local CCF’s ability to refocus plan.

057

Carlson

Details and explains role of local CCF’s in public sector.

072

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2120 and opens public hearing on HB 2123.

HB 2123 – PUBLIC HEARING

084

Gillian Nicolaides

Director, Douglas County CCF. Submits matrix and graphs (EXHIBIT P) and State Review Guidelines from Donna Midleton (EXHIBIT Q).  

150

Nicolaides

Explains multisystemic therapies. Speaks to planning challenges facing communities and programs.

200

Nicolaides

Comments in support of local involvement in the planning process.

238

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2123 and opens public hearing on HB 2122.

HB 2122 – PUBLIC HEARING

242

Judy McMakin

Coos County CCF. Submits written testimony on behalf of Jan Kenna (EXHIBIT R). 

277

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2122 and opens public hearing on HB 2128.

HB 2128 – PUBLIC HEARING

278

Jean Cowen

Lincoln County Commissioner. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT S). Speaks to HB 2128 and need to bring all parties to the table. Suggests changes in language for HB 2128.  Refers to Lane County Board of Commissioners letter (EXHIBIT T).

370

Michael Jordon

Clackamas County Commissioner. Expresses concerns over language in HB 2128.  Speaks to integration and planning issues.

393

Chair Kruse

Submits testimony of Anna Morrison on HB 2128 (EXHIBIT T) and Jim Seymour on HB 2125 (EXHIBIT U). Closes public hearing on HB 2128 and adjourns meeting at 11:43 A.M.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2126, power point presentation, Janet Carlson, 11 pp.

B – HB 2126, report, Janet Carlson, 29 pp.

C – HB 2126, written testimony, Minalee Saks, 8 pp.

D – HB 2126, written testimony, Pauline Martel, 1 p.

E – HB 2126, written testimony, Sara McDonald, 1 p.

F – HB 2126, written testimony, Terry Urban, 2 pp.

G – HB 2121, written testimony,  William Lytle,  35 pp.

H – HB 2121, charts, Cynthia Risan, 2 pp.

I – HB 2121, written testimony, Amy Crowther, 1 p.

J – HB 2121, pamphlet, Jennifer Struts, 2 pp.

K – HB 2121, pamphlets, Jean Lasater, 21 pp.

L – HB 2120, written testimony, Gary Smith, 4 pp.

M – HB 2120, written testimony, Gina Firman, 2 pp.

N – HB 2120, written testimony, Jennifer Struts, 3 pp.

O – HB 2120, survey, Janet Carlson, 20 pp.

P – HB 2123, written testimony, Gillian Nicolaides, 57 pp.

Q – HB 2121, written testimony, Gillian Nicolaides 5 pp.

R – HB 2122, written testimony, Judy McMakin, 2 pp.

S – HB 2120 and HB 2128, written testimony, Jean Cowen, 2 pp.

T – HB 2128, written testimony, Anna Morrison, 1 p.

U – HB 2125, written testimony, Jim Seymour, 1 p.