HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

April 04, 2003 Hearing Room D

9:00 A.M. Tapes 75 – 76

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kruse, Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto, Vice-Chair

Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Barker

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Rep. Ben Westlund

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Gordon Anderson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Mara McGraw, Committee Assistant

 

ISSUES HEARD:                     Informational Meeting

·         Review of Insurance Mandates, Joel Ario, Administrator, Insurance Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2349 – Work Session

                                                HJR 48 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2995 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3066 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3184 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2225 – Public Hearing

HB 2324 – Public Hearing

HB 2354 – Public Hearing

HB 2453 – Public Hearing

HB 2511 – Public Hearing

HB 2500 – Public Hearing

HB 2520 – Public Hearing

HB 2522 – Public Hearing

HB 2561 – Public Hearing

HB 2609 – Public Hearing

HB 2613 – Public Hearing

HB 2692 – Public Hearing

HB 2742 – Public Hearing

HB 2842 – Public Hearing

HB 2884 – Public Hearing

HB 2889 – Public Hearing

HB 2940 – Public Hearing

HB 2964 – Public Hearing

HB 3011 – Public Hearing

HB 3012 – Public Hearing

HB 3024 – Public Hearing

HB 3133 – Public Hearing

HB 3153 – Public Hearing

HB 3157 – Public Hearing

HB 3293 – Public Hearing

HB 3310 – Public Hearing

HB 3364 – Public Hearing

HB 3378 – Public Hearing

HB 3393 – Public Hearing

HB 3396 – Public Hearing

HB 3402 – Public Hearing

HB 3403 – Public Hearing

HB 3431 – Public Hearing

HB 3439 – Public Hearing

HB 3483 – Public Hearing

HB 3479 – Public Hearing

HB 3505 – Public Hearing

HB 3506 – Public Hearing

HB 3508 – Public Hearing

HB 3515 – Public Hearing

HB 3574 – Public Hearing

HB 3577 – 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 75, A

003

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 9:08 A.M. and opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

009

Joe Ario

Administrator, Insurance Division, DCBS. Submits Health Insurance Mandates Report (EXHIBIT A). Summarizes studies contained in report.

111

Ario

Refers to Appendix B (EXHIBIT A) regarding the Disease and Condition mandates. Speaks to percent of market insured or underinsured.

150

Chair Kruse

Inquires on Appendix B-7 and 8 regarding self insurance requirements.

154

Ario

Can not answer question. Will provide information at later date. Explains differences between federal and state mandates. Discusses Appendix B (EXHIBIT A).

200

Ario

Notes issues with statutes requiring cost benefit analysis and mandate repeal. Presents possible options regarding state action relating to mandates.

264

Chair Kruse

Inquires on statues under sunset.

272

Ario

Explains sunset provisions.

283

Chair Kruse

Notes issues relating to private sector coverage. Closes informational meeting and opens work session on HB 2349.

HB 2349 – WORK SESSION

308

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes bill and -3 amendments dated 4/3/03 (EXHIBIT B).

338

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on public hearings and personnel issues.

352

Chair Kruse

Explains conditions of disclosure. Explains intent regarding -3 amendments.

383

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2349-3 amendments dated 4/3/03.

384

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Anderson

385

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

387

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 2349 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

391

 

VOTE:         6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Anderson

396

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

400

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2349 and opens public hearing on HJR 48.

HJR 48 – PUBLIC HERAING

402

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes resolution.

428

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Submits written testimony in support of HJR 48 (EXHIBIT C). Speaks to available jobs in profession not being filled due to educational disconnect.

TAPE 76, A

014

Jo Bell

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Submits employment initiative report (EXHIBIT D). Reports shortages in health profession and salary dollars available for positions. Identifies supporters of HJR 48.

050

Rep. Dalto

Questions the average salary in health field.

053

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Relates salary averages for different specialties.

057

Rep. Dalto

Comments on allied health profession’s education and salary range.

065

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HJR 48 and opens work session on HJR 48.

HJR 48 – WORK SESSION

070

Rep. Dalto

MOTION:  Moves HJR 48 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

074

 

VOTE:         6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Anderson

079

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

REP. MONNES ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

080

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HJR 48 and opens public hearing on HB 2995.

HB 2995 – PUBLIC HEARING

083

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill

095

Jim Davis

Oregon Association of Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP). Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT E). Relates scope and benefits of program to seniors and communities.

146

Beth Fox

Director, Linn-Benton RSVP. Presents benefits to community and to seniors through volunteerism. Identifies successful projects and client experiences. Notes jeopardy of programs without state funds and matching federal dollars.

194

Rep. Westlund

Comments on positive impacts of program and available funds.

211

Rep. Dalto

Questions the status of RSVP funds being reallocated to Department of Human Services (DHS).

215

Davis

Explains annual allocation of funds and impact of state reductions post allocation of annual grant. 

240

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2995 and opens work session on HB 2995.

HB 2995 – WORK SESSION

243

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 2995 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

248

 

VOTE:         6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Anderson

252

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

254

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2995 and opens public hearing on HB 3066.

HB 3066 – PUBLIC HEARING

255

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill and -2 amendments dated 4/4/03 (EXHIBIT F).

274

Phil Donovan

Representing Stand for Children. Submits written testimony in support of HB 3066 (EXHIBIT G).

292

Rep. Deborah Kafoury

House District 43, House Minority Leader. Notes bill is a policy statement in support of child care.

307

Heidi McGowan

Director, Oregon Stand for Children. Submits written testimony in support of HB 3066 (EXHIBIT H). Details CARES as developing a best practice model in early childhood. Discusses policy framework designed to implement CARES program statewide.

346

Donovan

Notes collaboration of all stakeholders. Explains proposed changes in the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT F). Requests committee rescind subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

411

Chair Kruse

Notes issues with appropriating funds.

423

Donovan

Explains funding allocated as available.

444

Thiele-Cirka

Notes fiscal information on -2 amendments.

459

Chair Kruse

Requests clarification.

TAPE 75. B

023

Bobbie Weber

Coordinator, Oregon Child Care Research Partnership. Submits written testimony in support of HB 3066 (EXHIBIT I). Notes CARES is a research based  model and provides a structure for accountability. Reports link between providers education level and child success. Comments on impact of provider turn over rate on child success.

109

Jan East

Director, Little Beavers Preschool, Corvallis. Testifies in support of HB 3066. Discusses shortage of quality child care teachers. Notes link between quality childcare, providers’ education and salary levels.

131

Kitty Pierce

Chair, Oregon Commission for Child Care (OCCC). Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT J). Explains role of OCCC and Stand for Children.

173

Mickey Lansing

Deputy Director, Oregon Commission on Children and Families (OCCF). Testifies in support of bill. Speaks to current gaps and barriers in obtaining quality childcare. Identifies solutions to barriers. Notes OCCF support for CARES as research based model.

205

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 3066 and opens public hearing on HB 3184.

HB 3184 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes HB 3184.

223

Kafoury

Explains history of bill and technical aspects of bill and proposed amendments.

238

Rebecca Shine

State Advisory Committee to Tax Credit Program. Explains goal of bill to increase private investment in child care.

254

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 3184 and opens work session on HB 3184.

HB 3184 – WORK SESSION

267

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 3184 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

275

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Anderson

279

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

280

Rep. Westlund

Note passage without recommendation due only to present lack of amendments for consideration.

300

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3184.

HB 2225 – PUBLIC HEARING

304

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2225 and closes public hearing on HB 2225.

HB 2324 – PUBLIC HEARING

306

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2324 and closes public hearing on HB 2324.

HB 2354 – PUBLIC HEARING

307

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2354 and closes public hearing on HB 2354.

HB 2453 – PUBLIC HEARING

308

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2453 and closes public hearing on HB 2453.

HB 2511 – PUBLIC HEARING

310

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2511 and closes public hearing on HB 2511.

HB 2500 – PUBLIC HEARING

311

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2500 and closes public hearing on HB 2500.

HB 2520 – PUBLIC HEARING

312

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2520 and closes public hearing on HB 2520.

HB 2522 – PUBLIC HEARING

313

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2522 and closes public hearing on HB 2522.

HB 2561 – PUBLIC HEARING

314

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2561 and closes public hearing on HB 2561.

HB 2609 – PUBLIC HEARING

316

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2609 and closes public hearing on HB 2609.

HB 2613 – PUBLIC HEARING

317

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2613 and closes public hearing on HB 2613.

HB 2692 – PUBLIC HEARING

318

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2692 and closes public hearing on HB 2692.

HB 2742 – PUBLIC HEARING

319

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2742 and closes public hearing on HB 2472.

HB 2842– PUBLIC HEARING

321

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2842 and closes public hearing on HB 2842.

HB 2884 – PUBLIC HEARING

322

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2884 and closes public hearing on HB 2884.

HB 2889 – PUBLIC HEARING

323

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2889 and closes public hearing on HB 2889.

HB 2940 – PUBLIC HEARING

324

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2940 and closes public hearing on HB 2940.

HB 2964 – PUBLIC HEARING

325

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2964 and closes public hearing on HB 2964.

HB 3011 – PUBLIC HEARING

327

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3011 and closes public hearing on HB 3011.

HB 3012 – PUBLIC HEARING

328

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3012 and closes public hearing on HB 3012.

HB 3024 – PUBLIC HEARING

329

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3024 and closes public hearing on HB 3024.

HB 3133 – PUBLIC HEARING

330

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3133 and closes public hearing on HB 3133.

HB 3153 – PUBLIC HEARING

331

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3153 and closes public hearing on HB 3153.

HB 3157 – PUBLIC HEARING

333

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3157 and closes public hearing on HB 3157.

HB 3293 – PUBLIC HEARING

334

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3293 and closes public hearing on HB 3293.

HB 3310 – PUBLIC HEARING

335

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3310 and closes public hearing on HB 3310.

HB 3364 – PUBLIC HEARING

336

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3364 and closes public hearing on HB 3364.

HB 3378 – PUBLIC HEARING

338

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3378 and closes public hearing on HB 3378.

HB 3393 – PUBLIC HEARING

339

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3393 and closes public hearing on HB 3393.

HB 3396 – PUBLIC HEARING

340

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3396 and closes public hearing on HB 3396.

HB 3402 – PUBLIC HEARING

342

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3402 and closes public hearing on HB 3402.

HB 3403 – PUBLIC HEARING

343

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3403 and closes public hearing on HB 3403.

HB 3431 – PUBLIC HEARING

344

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3431 and closes public hearing on HB 3431.

HB 3439 – PUBLIC HEARING

345

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3439 and closes public hearing on HB 3439.

HB 3483 – PUBLIC HEARING

347

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3483 and closes public hearing on HB 3483.

HB 3479 – PUBLIC HEARING

348

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3479 and closes public hearing on HB 3479.

HB 3505 – PUBLIC HEARING

349

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3505 and closes public hearing on HB 3505.

HB 3506 – PUBLIC HEARING

351

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3506 and closes public hearing on HB 3506.

HB 3508 – PUBLIC HEARING

352

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3508 and closes public hearing on HB 3508.

HB 3515 – PUBLIC HEARING

354

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 3515 and opens public hearing on HB 3515.

HB 3574 – PUBLIC HEARING

355

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3574 and closes public hearing on HB 3574.

HB 3577 – PUBLIC HEARING

356

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3577 and closes public hearing on HB 3577 and adjourns meeting at 10:28 A.M.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational, written testimony, Joel Ario, 22 pp.

B – HB 2349, -3 amendments, dated 4/3/03, Staff, 15.

C – HJR 48, written testimony, Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, 2 pp.

D – HJR 48, written testimony, Jo Bell,

E – HB 2995, written testimony, Jim Davis, 2 pp.

F – HB 3066, -2 amendments, dated 4/4/04, Staff, 2 pp.

G – HB3066, written testimony, Phil Donovan, 2 pp.

H – HB 3066, written testimony, Heidi McGowan, 1 p.

I – HB 3066, written testimony, Bobby Webber, 2 pp.

J – HB 3066, written testimony, Kitty Piercy, 1 p.