HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

February 20, 2003   Hearing Room E

1:00 PM  Tapes 13 - 14

CORRECTED COPY

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Dan Doyle, Chair

Rep. Linda Flores, Vice-Chair

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Vice Chair

Rep. Vic Backlund

Rep. Phil Barnhart

Rep. Betsy L. Close

Rep. Joanne Verger

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cara Filsinger, Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: Introduction of Committee Bills – Work Session

                                                HB 2552 – 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 13, A

004

Chair Doyle

Calls meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. and opens a work session for the purpose of introducing committee measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE BILLS – WORK SESSION

006

Rep. Backlund

MOTION:  Moves LCs:  2314, 2547, AND 3121 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

007

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  1 - Reps. Close and Flores

 

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

Chair Doyle

Opens a public hearing on HB 2552.  Comments on format of presentations by invited witnesses.

HB 2552 – PUBLIC HEARING

041

Rep. Vic Backlund

District 25.  Testifies in support of HB 2552 (EXHIBIT A). 

090

Rep. Backlund

Continues testimony in support of HB 2552.

125

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks if there is a statute that says permission must be given for a child to take aspirin or play sports.

 

Rep. Backlund

Responds that whether it is by board policy or statute, it is the policy.

 

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments that the issues cited by Rep. Backland are not in the statutes and the rules are established by the school boards.

 

Rep. Backlund

Rep. Backlund states there is an administrative rule and statute  related to providing medications to students. 

169

Rep. Barnhart

Comments on policies in the Eugene School District.

 

Rep. Backlund

Comments on his experiences in the Salem-Keizer School District.

190

Christina Burn

Testifies in support of HB 2552 (EXHIBIT B). 

268

Felicia Beutiste

Testifies in support of HB 2552 (EXHIBIT C).

364

Chair Doyle

Turns gavel over to Vice-Chair Monnes Anderson and asks that she preside during the testimony in opposition to HB 2552.

 

Kathy Savicki

National Association of Social Workers, Inc., Oregon Chapter. Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT D).

TAPE 14, A

 

Savicki

Continues prepared statement (EXHIBIT D).

030

Reverend Gail McDougle

Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT E).

083

Heidi Miliken

Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette.  Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT F).

 

Jola Shepherd

Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT G).

200

Dr. Grant Higginson

Department of Human Services, Health Services.  Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT H).

 

Dr. Higginson

Comments on the desire to prevent unwanted pregnancies and having good information to make informed choices. 

288

Sara Elliott

Planned Parenthood, Eugene.  Testifies in opposition to HB 2552 (EXHIBIT I).

 

Elliott

Gives example of a child who had no option to involve her guardian.

394

Vice-Chair Monnes Anderson

Announces the expiration of time allotted for testimony and asked if opponents Maura Roche, Kappy Eaton, and Marcia Kelly would like to submit their written testimony.

 

 

The prepared statements submitted by opponents are hereby made a part of these minutes: Marcia Kelly, Women’s Rights Coalition; Kappy Eaton, League of Women Voters; Betty McChesney-Haus; American Association of University Women; Karen L. Wood, Associate Chaplain, Willamette University; Sara Wetherson, National Council of Jewish Women; Karen E. Perry, Downtown Women’s Center, Portland; NARL, Pro-Choice America (EXHIBIT J).

400

Rep. Barnhart

Comments that the age of consent is 14.

414

Vice-Chair Monnes Anderson

Returns gavel to Chair Doyle.

 

Brenda Beutiste

Testifies in support of HB 2552.

 

Gracie Powers

Testifies in support of HB 2552 (EXHIBIT K).

TAPE 13, B

005

Powers

Continues presentation (EXHIBIT K).

070

Gayle Attebery

Submits prepared statement and testifies in support of HB 2552 (EXHIBIT L).

103

Rep. Close

Asks Dr. Higginson if she would be liable for the medical bill if her daughter has an abortion that results in an infection or bleeding even though she never gave consent or had knowledge of it.

 

Dr. Higginson

Responds he is not sure what the insurance coverage would pay.  States that the statute says that any individual 15-years or older is allowed to make their own medical consent choices.

124

Rep. Barnhart

Cites statute in Oregon law relating to parental notification.

141

Chair Doyle

Closes the public hearing on HB 2552 and adjourns meeting at 1:23 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2552, prepared statement, Rep. Backlund, 3 pp

B – HB 2552, prepared statement, Christina Bern, 2 pp

C – HB 2552, prepared statement, Felicia Beutiste, 2 pp

D – HB 2552, prepared statement, Kathy Savicki, 1 p

E – HB 2552, prepared statement, Rev. Gail McDougle, 1

F – HB 2552, prepared statement, Heidi Milliken, 2 pp

G – HB 2552, prepared statement, Jola Shepherd, 2 pp

H – HB 2552, prepared statement, Dr. Grant Higginson, 3 pp

I – HB 2552, prepared statement, Sarah Elliott, 1 p

J – HB 2552, prepared statements, Marcia Kelly, 11 pp

K – HB 2552, prepared statement, Gracie Powers, 5 pp

L – HB 2552, prepared statement, Gayle Attebery, 7 pp