SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

February 20, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                         Tapes 19-20

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen.  Charles Starr, Chair

Sen.  Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Bill Morrisette

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

Romy Dye, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 16 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 374 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 287 – 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-19, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls meeting to order at 3:08 PM as a sub-committee. Opens a  public hearing on SB 16.

SB 16 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Jan McComb

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 16.

024

John Minnis

Oregon State Senator. Testifies in favor of SB 16.

079

Max Williams

Oregon State Representative. Testifies in favor of SB 16.

139

Sen. Deckert

Asks how duplicative is the bill compared to national efforts already underway.

148

Minnis

Responds that it depends on the data and whether it mirrors practices in Oregon; elaborates.

165

Williams

Adds the institute would gather, maintain and be available for the legislature most of the national data.

193

Sen. Morrisette

Asks why Portland State has been chosen.

197

Minnis

Responds Hatfield School created with large criminal justice program.

212

Williams

Comments about using all of the schools together but also need a place where legislature can direct the requests.

234

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 16 and opens a public hearing on SB 374.

SB 374 – PUBLIC HEARING

236

Vicki Walker

Oregon State Senator. Testifies in favor of SB 374.

273

Len Hannon

Oregon State Senator. Testifies in favor of SB 374. Submits written material (EXHIBIT A).

345

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether GED existed in the past.

348

Hannon

Answers GED did not exist.

353

Walker

Comments Veterans are completed in working careers and do not have opportunity to go back to get diplomas.  

365

Sen. Morrisette

Comments supportive of SB 374.

374

Paula Brown

Public Information Manager, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Testifies in favor of SB 374.

TAPE 20, A

005

Matt McDonald

Disabled American Veterans of VFW Military Auto World Wars. Testifies in favor of SB 374. Asks for Korean War Veterans to be added to SB 374.

018

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 374 and reopens the public hearing on SB 16.

SB 16 – PUBLIC HEARING

022

Ronald Tammen

Director, Mark Hatfield School. Testifies in favor of SB 16. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

057

Peter Nickerson

Portland resident. Citizens Crime Commission. Testifies in favor of SB 16. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

092

Susan Russell

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Testifies in favor of SB 16. Discusses Oregon’s need for data and research studies to address appropriate criminal justice policies and treatment programs.

106

Arwen Bird

Executive Director, Survivors Advocating For and Effective System (SAFES).Testifies in favor of SB 16. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

166

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on compelling testimony; elaborates.  

205

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 16 and opens a work session on SB 16.

SB 16 – WORK SESSION

210

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 16 to Ways and Means by prior reference with a DO PASS recommendation.

215

 

VOTE:  4-0

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

220

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 16 and reopens the public hearing on SB 374.

SB 374 – PUBLIC HEARING

224

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 374 and opens a work session on SB 374.

SB 374 – WORK SESSION

226

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves  to ADOPT SB 374-1 amendments dated 02/17/03.

228

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Morrisette

 

Chair Starr

The motion CARRIES.

230

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 374 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

235

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Morrisette

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER & SEN. HANNON will lead discussion on the floor.

240

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 374 and opens a public hearing on SB 287.

SB 287 – PUBLIC HEARING

243

McComb

Provides overview of  SB 287.

251

Sen. Deckert

Testifies in support of SB 287. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

294

Sen. Morrisette

Asks question about concern with funding of nutritional types of food eaten at schools.  

310

Patti Whitney- Wise

The Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force. Testifies in favor of SB 287. Discusses summer food service program expansion. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

393

Karen Roth

FOOD, Lane County. Testifies in favor of SB 287. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 19, B

005

Roth

Continues.

021

Liz Smith Currie

Policy Director, Children First for Oregon. Testifies in favor of SB 287. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).  

037

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether students who do not have nutritional foods available have other options in the hunger program.

044

Roth

Responds good food programs in schools exist but would like to create more.  

058

Sen. Morrisette

Asks for more ideas on hunger program.

071

Wise

States that obesity issues include:

·         Exercise

·         Nutrition

·         Removing junk food from schools

·         Overeating

·         Poverty issues

086

Patty O’Sullivan

Portland Public Schools. Expresses concern with unfunded increased costs and need for component programs in schools to cover costs such as athletics or recreations.

159

Sen. Morrisette

Asks is this concern relates to entire program or specific one.

165

O’Sullivan

Relates information to the largest district only.

170

Sen. Deckert

Comments referring to line 6 of SB 287.

183

Chuck Bennett

The Confederation of Oregon School Administrator’s. Discusses inadequacy in every aspect of school funding in schools today.

214

Jim Green

Oregon School Board’s Association. Comments SB 287 is a mandate on school districts. Discusses a waiver program. Discusses dietary guidelines for meals.

289

Sen. Morrisette

Comments children make different choices in lunch hour. Expresses support of SB 287.

291

Tina Kotek

Public Policy Advocate, Oregon Food Bank. Testifies in favor of SB 287. States 1 in 6 kids receiving free or reduced priced meals in school year are eating in summer program. Asking schools to provide leadership in community and to make sure kids in high need areas are being fed in the summer.

337

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about whether this bill will be limited to certain areas.  

350

Kotek

Responds bill is okay the way it is and even too modest.

368

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 287 and opens a work session on SB 287.

SB 287 – WORK SESSION

375

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 287 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to Ways and Means be rescinded.

380

 

VOTE:  4-0

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

390

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on SB 287 and adjourns the meeting at 4:31 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 374, written statement, Len Hannon, 1 pp

B – SB 374, written testimony, Jon Mangis, 5 pp

C – SB 374, proposed amendments, staff, 1 pp

D – SB 16, written testimony, Ronald Tammen, 2 pp

E – SB 16, written testimony, Peter Nickerson, 1 pp

F – SB 16, written testimony, Arwen Bird, 2 pp

G – SB 16, written testimony, Senator Ryan Deckert, 1 pp

H – SB 16, written testimony and fact sheet, Patti Whitney-Wise, 2 pp

I – SB 287, written testimony, Karen Roth, 2 pp

J – SB 287, written testimony, Liz Smith Currie, 1 pp

K – SB 287, fiscal analysis, staff, 1 pp