SENATE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

February 05, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

8:30 a.m.                                                                                                                       Tapes 13 - 14

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Frank Shields, Chair

Sen. Roger Beyer, Vice-Chair

Sen. Tony Corcoran

Sen. Bill Fisher

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 256 – Public hearing

SB 203 – Public hearing and work session

SB 204 – Public hearing and 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 13, A

005

Chair Shields

Calls the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.  Opens public hearing on SB 256.

SB 256  - PUBLIC HEARING

010

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator.  Provides overview of SB 256.

040

Sen. Kurt Schrader

District 20.  Appears and testifies in favor of SB 256.

070

Chair Shields

Asks about occurrence of illegal practice.

075

Sen. Schrader

Explains.

080

Sen. Fisher

Asks about sanctions for illegal practice.

085

Sen. Schrader

Responds.

090

Sen. Fisher

Raises concerns about enforcement.

095

Sen. Schrader

Answers.

105

Marcia Keith

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.  Testifies in favor of SB 256.  Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses proposed amendment.

180

Sen. Fisher

Asks about enforcement language and civil penalty.

185

Keith

Discusses.

205

Sen. Fisher

Distinguishes between fines assessed against licensees who violate the act and against those practicing without a license.

215

Keith

Elaborates.

225

Sen. Fisher

Asks about enforcement.

235

Dr. Tom Keck

Veterinarian, Dallas, Oregon.  Appears and testifies in favor of SB 256.  Clarifies options for enforcement by state Attorney General instead of local District Attorney.

340

Sen. Fisher

Comments about licensing issues.

350

Keck

Responds.

365

Dr. Dan Harrison

Veterinarian, Bend Equine Medical Center.  Testifies in favor of SB 256.  Specifically addresses equine dentistry issues.

TAPE 14, A

005

Harrison

Continues discussing equine dentistry issues.

050

Sen. Corcoran

Asks about opposition.

055

Chair Shields

Comments.

060

Harrison

Describes advances in equine dentistry.

065

Glen Stonebrink

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Oregon Hay and Forage Association.  Testifies in opposition to SB 256.  Discusses concerns with specific language.  Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

095

Lori Makinen

Director, Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board.  Addresses concerns raised by opponent.  Clarifies application of proposed language.

110

Stonebrink

Expresses approval with clarification.

120

Sen. Fisher

Asks about designation of agent.

125

Keck

Discusses meaning of agent and current interpretation of statute.

165

Makinen

Discusses additional proposed amendment.

190

Callens

Reviews proposed amendments.

205

Chair Shields

Closes public hearing on SB 256.  Opens public hearing on SB 203.

SB 203 – PUBLIC HEARING

215

Callens

Presents overview of SB 203.  Discusses proposed SB 203-1 and SB 203-2 amendments (EXHIBITS C, D).

240

Keck

Testifies in favor of SB 203.  Raises concerns over 203-2 amendment.  Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

305

Chair Shields

Asks about numbers for voting.

310

Keck

Responds.

315

Sen. Fisher

Asks about increasing number on Veterinary Board to nine.

320

Keck

Agrees.

335

Makinen

Testifies in favor SB 203.  Expresses concerns over reducing the number on the Board, as proposed by amendment.  Suggests options.

370

Chair Shields

Asks about options for different numbers on Board.

375

Makinen

Responds.

390

Chair Shields

Closes public hearing on SB 203.  Opens work session on SB 203.

TAPE 13, B


 

SB 203 – WORK SESSION

005

Vice-chair Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 203-1 amendments dated 2/3/03.

010

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Corcoran

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

015

Vice-chair Beyer

Recommends rescinding the subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

016

Callens

Clarifies.

020

Vice-chair Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 203 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Joint Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

025

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Corcoran

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SCHRADER will lead discussion on the floor.

030

Chair Shields

Closes work session on SB 203.  Opens public hearing on SB 204.

SB 204 – PUBLIC HEARING

040

Callens

Presents overview of SB 204. 

055

Keck

Testifies in support of SB 204.  Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

080

Chair Shields

Closes public hearing on SB 204.  Opens work session on SB 204.

SB 204 – WORK SESSION

085

Vice-chair Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 204 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

095

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Corcoran

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

105

Chair Shields

Closes work session on SB 204.  Adjourns the committee at 9:37 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 256, written testimony, M. Keith, 2 pp

B – SB 256, written testimony, G. Stonebrink, 2 pp

C – SB 203, SB 203-1 amendments dated 2-3-03, staff, 1 p

D – SB 203, SB 203-2 amendments dated 2-3-03, staff, 1 p

E – SB 203, written testimony, Dr. T. Keck, 1 p

F – SB 204, written testimony, Dr. T. Keck, 1 p