HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

April 14, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 A.M. Tapes  86 – 87

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kruse, Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto, Vice-Chair

Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Vice-Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Rep. Ben Westlund

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Jeff Barker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Mara McGraw, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2939 – Work Session

                                                HB 3122 – Work Session

                                                HB 3431 – Work Session

                                                HB 3011 – Work Session

                                                HB 3012 – Work Session

                                                HB 3603 – Work Session

                                                HB 3574 – Work Session

                                                HB 3577 – 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 86, A

004

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 8:43 A.M. and announces HB 3156 will not be heard. Opens work session on HB 2939.

HB 2939 – WORK SESSION

040

Dale Penn

District Attorney Association, Chief of Police and Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association. Discusses specifics sections of -3 amendments dated 4/10/03 (EXHIBIT A).

074

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on time limits for Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) participation by former convicts.

077

Penn

Reports Department would utilize rules regarding former convictions.

082

Grant Higginson, M.D.

State Public Health Officer, Department of Human Services (DHS). Addresses issues with suspending or revoking OMMA cards.

103

Rep. Tomei

Expresses concern regarding previous violations.

106

Higginson

States intent with amendments.

117

Chair Kruse

Notes reason for using administrative rule versus statute.

124

Penn

Notes department intent with administrative rules.

130

Rep. Westlund

Requests information on specific statue cited in bill regarding schedule I and II drugs.

162

Penn

Details penalties section of bill regarding felonies. Defines schedule I and II drugs.

166

Higginson

Adds schedule I drugs have no medicinal value and schedule II drugs do have medicinal value.

176

Rep. Westlund

Clarifies bill regulates sale of drugs.

179

Higginson

Reports schedule narcotics are ranked and defined by federal government.

193

Rep. Westlund

Expresses concern over grow location listed on OMMA card.

204

Penn

Reports law enforcement is in favor of address listing on card. Notes OMMA participants are exempt from prosecution and participants are not required to carry card on their person.

239

Higginson

Notes operational necessity of address listing on card.

251

Rep. Tomei

Questions alternative address listing sites.

256

Higginson

Notes interested parties’ opposition to creating a database.

264

Chair Kruse

Notes issues related to data and web based security.

285

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on reasoning for deleting Alzheimer’s patients.

288

Chair Kruse

Explains department has authority to expand list by rule and statue not needed.

305

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes -1 amendments, dated 3/20/03 (EXHIBIT B).

312

Chair Kruse

Notes similarities to other amendments.

331

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2339-1 amendments dated 4/10/03.

334

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

335

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

349

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2939-3 amendments dated 4/10/03.

352

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

353

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

355

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of conceptually amending -3 amendments, dated 4/10/03..

358

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

359

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

343

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to FURTHER AMEND -3 amendments dated 4/10/03 on page 2, line 15, by changing "shall" to "may".

269

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

270

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

380

Rep. Tomei

Explains concerns and vote.

390

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2939 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

400

Rep. Anderson

Comments on need for continued review of OMMA and statues.

430

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Clarifies concerns over felony restrictions.

442

Rep. Westlund

Notes concern over address listing on OMMA card.

460

 

VOTE:             5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Anderson, Dalto, Monnes Anderson, Westlund, Kruse

NAY:               1 - Tomei

EXCUSED:     1 - Barker

467

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

472

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2939 and opens work session on HB 3122.

TAPE 87, A

HB 3122 – WORK SESSION

015

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill and -2 amendments dated 4/11/03 (EXHIBIT C).

026

Rep. Tomei

Questions date expansion.

029

Thiele-Cirka

Clarifies dates. Notes -2 amendments are current version.

042

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions long term care facilities.

049

 

Jim Carlson

Oregon Health Care Association. Explains destination resort bill as it relates to extended moratorium. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

068

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3122-2 amendments dated 4/11/03.

069

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

070

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

071

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3122 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

073

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

077

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

078

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 3122 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

079

 

VOTE:         6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

080

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

082

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3122 and opens work session HB 3431.

HB 3431 – WORK SESSION

084

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill and -1 amendment, dated 3/31/03 (EXHIBIT E).

103

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3431-1 amendments dated 3/31/03.

105

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

106

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

109

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3431 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

114

Chair Kruse

Notes need for new fiscal impact statement.

140

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Withdraws motion to: “Move HB 3431 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.”

148

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3431 and opens work session on HB 3011.

HB 3011 – WORK SESSION

152

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

170

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

House District 50. Submits testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT F). Conveys history of bill. Explains impact of bill on nursing education.

213

Brian DeLashmutt

Oregon Nurses Association (ONA). Notes redesign of program to more closely model other loan forgiveness programs. Notes intent on expanding program to Graduate level. Comments on nursing shortage and economic development.

284

Jo Bell

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT G). Notes retirement of nursing instructors creates pending shortage.

317

Vice-Chair Tomei

Orders committee to stand at ease.

318

Chair Kruse

Reconvenes meeting.

321

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3011 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

327

 

VOTE:          5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Barker, Westlund

331

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

333

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3011 and opens work session on HB 3012

HB 3012 – WORK SESSION

336

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

House District 50. Summarizes bill.

345

Rep. Anderson

Questions funding mechanism.

346

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Explains existing account.

351

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3012 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

363

 

VOTE:          5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Barker, Westlund

367

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

368

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3012 and opens work session on HB 3603.

HB 3603 – WORK SESSION

372

Sen. David Nelson

Senate District 29. Addresses nursing shortage. Reviews interim workgroup collaboration and successful discussions. Expresses support for HB 3603.

410

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Submits testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT H). Addresses nursing shortage. Presents solutions. Explains -1 amendments, dated 4/1/03 (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 86, B

001

Kathleen Potempa

Vice president and Dean, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Testifies in support of bill. Discusses impact of nursing shortage. Submits informational packet (EXHIBIT J).

029

 

Brian DeLashmutt

ONA) and Oregon Nurse Leadership Council. Submits written testimony ion support of bill (EXHIBIT K). Speaks to short and long term impact of budget cuts on nursing education. Speaks to benefits of bill.

100

Bell

Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT L). Submits written testimony on behalf of Nancy Connell (EXHIBIT M). Discusses needed changes to expand and improve nursing education.

128

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Addresses fiscal impact associated with bill.

138

Potempa

Comments on overhead and administration of programs.

145

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on wages in Oregon as compared to other states.

200

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Notes capacity to train nurses does not support applicants to nursing programs.

210

Potempa

Reports on OHSU application backlog and teaching capacity.

219

DeLashmutt

Comments there is no shortage on applicants only on teaching capacity.

230

Terri Johansen

Assistant Commissioner, Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. Notes support from all sectors of Community Colleges.

245

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3603-1 amendments dated 4/1/03.

246

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

247

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

250

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3603 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

267

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

271

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

272

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3603 and opens work session on HB 3574.

HB 3574 – WORK SESSION

282

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Summarizes bill. Notes participation by Governor’s office. Lists need and salary ranges in specific professions. Submits written testimony in support of bill and -1 amendments, dated 4/11/93 (EXHIBIT N).

388

Rep. Anderson

Notes communication problem with recruitment for non-degreed positions.

394

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Notes bill attempts to share resources and technology for recruitment.

420

Bell

Reports emphasis on work force development. Comments on distance learning opportunities. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT O).

485

Rep. Anderson

Comments on distance learning.

TAPE 87, B

022

Johansen

Details telecommunications infrastructure and administration for delivery of distance learning programs via community colleges. Notes commitment to coordinate efforts. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT P).

063

Cathy Britain

Chair, Health Care Committee for Oregon Telecommunication Coordinating Council and President, Oregon Tele-Health Alliance. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT Q), testifying from Oregon State University, La Grande, Oregon via teleconferencing. Details the creation of a network of networks via central ownership.

174

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3574-1 amendments dated 4/11/03.

177

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

178

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

179

Chair Kruse

States intent to request a revised fiscal before referring bill further. Closes work session on HB 3574 and opens work session on HB 3577.

HB 3577 – WORK SESSION

192

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Summarizes bill. Submits written testimony in support of bill and -1 amendments, dated 4/11/03 (EXHIBIT R). Presents benefits of program.

226

Bell

Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT S). Explains implementation of fund. Comments on open positions and lost wages addresses via fund.

282

Rep. Anderson

Comments on tax credits.

293

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Notes Revenue Committee effort to examine tax credits.

301

Bell

Notes credit does not begin until year 2004.

321

Rep. Westlund

Comments on tax credits.

367

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments on tax credits.

388

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3577-1 amendments dated 4/11/03.

390

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions referral to Ways and Means rather than Revenue.

392

Chair Kruse

Explains immediate impact is fiscal.

420

 

VOTE:          6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Barker

421

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

422

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3577 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

431

Rep. Tomei

Comments on fiscal impact and tax credit.

446

Chair Kruse

Comments on result of tax credit.

460

 

VOTE:            4-1-2

AYE:               4 - Anderson, Dalto, Monnes Anderson, Kruse

NAY:               1 - Tomei

EXCUSED:     2 - Barker, Westlund

465

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

466

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3577 and adjourns meeting at 10:37 A.M.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2939, -3 amendments, dated 4/10/03, Dale Penn, 4 pp.

B – HB 2939, -1 amendments, dated 3/20/03, staff, 2 pp.

C – HB 3122, -2 amendments, dated 4/11/03, staff, 2 pp.

D – HB 3122, written testimony, Jim Carlson, 2 pp.

E – HB 3431, -1 amendments, dated 3/31/03, staff, 7 pp.

F – HB 3011 and HB 3012, written testimony, Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, 1 p.

G – HB 3012, written testimony, Jo Bell, 1 p.

H – HB 3603, written testimony, Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, 2 pp.

I – HB 3603, -1 amendments, dated 4/1/03, staff, 2 pp.

J – HB 3603, written testimony, Kathleen Potempa, 8 pp.

K – HB 3603, written testimony, Brian DeLashmutt, 3 pp.

L – HB 3603, written testimony, Jo Bell, 3 pp.

M – HB 3603, written testimony, Mary Campbell, 1 p.

N – HB 3574, written testimony, Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, 6 pp.

O – HB 3574, written testimony, Jo Bell, 3 pp.

P – HB 3574, written testimony, Teri Johansen, 4 pp.

Q – HB 3574, written testimony, Cathy Britain, 2 pp.

R – HB 3577, written testimony, and -1 amendments dated 4/11/03, Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, 2 pp.

S – HB 3577, written testimony, Jo Bell, 3 pp.