SENATE COMMITTEE ON

 AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

February 12, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes 17 - 18

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Frank Shields, Chair

Sen. Roger Beyer, Vice-Chair

Sen. Tony Corcoran

Sen. Bill Fisher

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 281 – Public Hearing

SB 291 – 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 17, A

005

Chair Shields

Calls the committee to order at 8:32 a.m.  Opens public hearing on SB 281.

SB 281 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SB 281.

020

Marcia Keith

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).  Testifies in support of SB 281.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses proposed amendment and raises concerns.

065

Chair Shields

Asks about internship for Oregon graduates.

070

Keith

Responds many other states do not require any internship.

075

Dr. Tom Keck

OVMA, Veterinarian.  Discusses internship period.  Continues and testifies in favor of SB 281.  Testifies in opposition of proposed amendment and discusses concerns.

115

Callens

Asks about other vaccines to be covered by SB 281.

120

Keith

Clarifies the bill only covers the rabies vaccine.

125

Chair Shields

Points out the bill as written covers more and may need amendment.

130

Callens

Asks about impact of deleting rabies vaccine in proposed amendment.

135

Keith

Responds there is very little reason to keep the rabies vaccine on the list because it is no longer a live virus.  Distinguishes issue of who should administer the rabies vaccine.

160

Dr. Keck

Points out rabies vaccine is restricted in other statutes.

175

Dr. Emilio DeBess

State Public Health Veterinarian, Department of Human Services (DHS).  Testifies in support of SB 281.  Discusses experiences.  Testifies in support of proposed amendment.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

235

Chair Shields

Discusses proposed changes needed to SB 281.

250

Dr. Andrew Clark

State Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Testifies in support of SB 281.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).  Testifies in support of proposed amendment to remove rabies from ODA hazardous vaccine list.  Offers support for proposed amendment adding to list of professionals who administer vaccines.

315

Sen. Fisher

Asks about other vaccines which are not considered hazardous.

320

Dr. Clark

Discusses.

365

Chair Shields

Asks whether interns could handle other hazardous vaccines.

370

Dr. Clark

Responds.

405

Jon Betts

Oregon Veterinary Board of Examiners.  Testifies in favor of SB 281.  Asserts the Board should decide who administers rabies vaccine.

TAPE 18, A

025

Sen. Fisher

Asks about administrative rules for Veterinary Practice Act and effect on Board if the bill passes.

030

Betts

Discusses.

045

Sen. Fisher

Asks about potential Board action on the issue.

050

Betts

Responds. 

055

Sen. Fisher

Comments on treatment of professionals by licensing Boards.

065

Betts

Clarifies statutory control of rabies vaccine by ODA.

095

Chair Shields

Points out there is also an issue of vaccinating animals for export.  Closes public hearing on SB 281.  Opens public hearing on SB 291.

SB 291 – PUBLIC HEARING

125

Callens

Presents overview of SB 291.

130

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

District 30.  Testifies in favor of SB 291.  Discusses possible amendments:

·         Request for a 200-yard buffer zone between active operations and other property for safety purposes

·         Recognize and allow use of properties as sporting preserves

210

Chair Shields

Asks about sufficiency of 200-yard buffer zone.

215

Sen. Ferrioli

Explains it is a standard safety buffer for use of shotguns.

220

Sen. Fisher

Asks about limitation on size of acreage required for preserves.

225

Sen. Ferrioli

Clarifies the intent to allow the preserves to be small business pursuits which are scattered across the landscape.

240

Sen. Fisher

Raises concern over 200-yard buffer zone.

245

Sen. Ferrioli

Discusses safety measures.

270

Chair Shields

Asks about possibility of passing amendments in the House committee.

275

Sen. Ferrioli

Agrees with that alternative.

295

Roy Elicker

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  Testifies in favor of SB 291.  Offers to work with Sen. Ferrioli to prepare amendments.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).  Discusses increasing demand for bird hunting preserves.

345

Sen. Corcoran

Clarifies buffer zones if two preserves are adjacent.

350

Chair Shields

Discusses amendment for 200-yard safety buffer.

395

Chair Shields

Closes public hearing on SB 291.  Opens work session on SB 291.

SB 291 – WORK SESSION

405

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves SB 291 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

410

 

VOTE:  3-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Beyer

 

Chair Shields

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

430

Chair Shields

Closes work session on SB 291.  Advises SB 256 amendments are not ready so the bill will not be heard.  Adjourns committee at 9:29 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 281, written testimony, Marcia Keith, 1 p

B – SB 281, written testimony, Dr. Emilio DeBess, 2 pp

C – SB 281, written testimony, Dr. Andrew Clark, 1 p

D – SB 291, written testimony, Roy Elicker, 7 pp