SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

April 9, 2003                                                                                                           Hearing Room C

3:00 PM                                                                                                                          Tapes 56-58

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Charles Starr, Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ted Ferrioli

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

Romy Dye, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 456 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 844 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 498 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 827 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 338 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 791 – 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 56, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls the committee to order at 3:12 PM. Opens a public hearing on SB 456. 

SB 456 – PUBLIC HEARING

009

Bill Morrisette

Oregon State Senator, District 6. Testifies in support of SB 456. Informs the committee SB 456 would determine who would administer and recommend psychotropic drugs.

019

Don Stecher

Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Testifies in favor of SB 456. States it is ultimately the physician who decides on the drugs a patient should receive.

033

Morrisette

Notes Mr. Stecher represents a company that produces these drugs.

041

Jim Whittenburg

Retired Oregon pharmacist. Testifies in favor of SB 456. Submits written testimony and material expressing the concerns about children who take these drugs and describes the negative affects (EXHIBIT A).

084

Ed Johnston

Oregon resident, Toledo, OR. Testifies in favor of SB 456. Explains being a test child of these drugs.

102

Morrisette

Agrees. Discusses the need to work on language of SB 456 and the way teachers express the children’s need to the parents.

142

Angie DeRouchie

Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). Testifies in favor of the intent but in opposition of the wording of SB 456. Submits written material explaining the changes requested (EXHIBIT B).

192

Bob Stewart

Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Testifies in opposition of SB 456. Explains opposing Section 1 for technical reasons. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

224

Chair Starr

Notes the need for those testifying working with the sponsor to amend the bill.

226

Wilma Wells

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). Testifies in opposition of SB 456. Expresses interest in working with the committee to see positive results of SB 456.

315

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 456 and opens a public hearing on SB 844.

SB 844 – PUBLIC HEARING

330

John Jeans

Teacher, Oregon Vocational of AG Teacher’s Association. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Expresses celebrating seventy-fifth anniversary and wanting to develop an advisory board. Submits written material (EXHIBIT D).

340

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if there is an agency that would handle this process where money could be channeled.

355

Jeans

Responds that the intent was not to have a fiscal impact.

371

Chair Starr

Asks how many chapters of future farmers are in the state.

375

Jeans

Answers as of last month there were ninety-nine.

378

Chair Starr

Asks if there is a collegiate chapter at Oregon State University.

380

Jeans

Answers there is.

382

Sen. Beyer

District 9. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Submits written testimony expressing the concern for fiscal issues and urges the bill be sent to ways and means (EXHIBIT E).

420

Sen. Morrisette

Inquires if there is money in the budget of the Department of Education.

423

Sen. Beyer

Responds there has been a Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor.

434

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about additional costs to implement this program.

444

Sen. Beyer

Responds SB 844 needs to go to ways and means.

TAPE 57, A

005

Sen. Deckert

Asks if the fiscal document given to the committee is the operative one.

010

Sen. Beyer

Answers there is an advisor position already there.

018

Sen. Deckert

States this is a great program so we need to assure that future people have the same opportunities.

022

Sen. Beyer

Discusses the FFA organization and that student’s benefit from skills that are being taught.

033

Sen. Morrisette

Offers to meet and talk with others that are concerned to make this happen.

054

Anna Shepherd

State Secretary, FFA. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Provides personal experiences with FFA that gave her more than the normal everyday experiences.

080

Neil Beyer

Testifies in favor of SB 844. Discusses the great benefits of the program and because of the program his public speaking skills have improved.

101

Lacey McReynolds

Student, FFA. Testifies in support of SB 844. Explains FFA has given her many advanced opportunities to go beyond high school and prepare for jobs and further schooling.  

137

Barry Bushue

President, Oregon Farm Bureau. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Submits written material explaining how FFA is a program that serves as a model for leadership and community involvement (EXHIBIT F).

176

John McCulley

Former FFA Chapter member, Klamath County. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Notes SB 844 needs to be sent to ways and means to have issues discussed and that the previous testimony comes from quality kids that would make good future employees.  

190

Jon Chandler

Former state FFA officer, Culver, Oregon. Testifies in favor of SB 844. Comments experiences in FFA are needed for kids today. States SB 844 provides great leadership skills and impacts lives.

218

Katie Cannon

Director, Oregon State Fair. Testifies in favor of SB 844 that FFA promotes great citizens.

230

Katie Fast

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Testifies in favor of SB 844. States this program is critical. 

246

Sen. Morrisette

Responds the need to hear the breakdown of the fiscal impact and would like to hear more from Department of Education.

256

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 844 and opens a public hearing on SB 498.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for record without public testimony for SB 844:

                      Sen. Beverly Clarno    Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G)

                      Danell Blair                 Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H)

                      Jeff Papke                    Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I)

SB 498 – PUBLIC HEARING

275

Charlie Ringo

Oregon State Senator, District 17. Testifies in favor of SB 498 and defers to the members of the Beaverton School Board.

314

Mike Leopold

Member, Beaverton School Board. Testifies in favor of SB 498. Submits written material informing the committee by abolishing the Education Service District (ESD) that it would increase the funds to the Beaverton School District (EXHIBIT J).

358

Ann Jacks

Beaverton School District. Testifies in favor of SB 498. Discusses situation at Beaverton School District on the issues with ESD such as funding (EXHIBIT K).

TAPE 56, B

005

Jacks

Continues discussion stating next year the district may lose a ton of money. 

025

Sen. Deckert

States SB 498 should go to the floor and not be referred to ways and means.

032

Jacks

Responds they are the largest district served by ESD.

042

Ringo

Explains further noting the smaller districts need ESD to provide their services.

089

Sen. Deckert

Indicates the vote needs to be taken. 

104

John Matt

Superintendent, Scappoose, OR. Testifies in opposition of SB 498 offering information on the needed services provided by the ESD.          

132

Randy Schild

Superintendent, Tillamook School District. Testifies in opposition of SB 498 stating the ESD is critical for mid-size districts.

162

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if the money that Beaverton School District did not use was redistributed among other schools.

167

Schild

Responds cannot answer.

172

Mike Corley

Superintendent, Clatskanie School District. Testifies in opposition of SB 498. Submits perspective that the only way their district may reach equity would by through ESD.  

251

Matt

Responds in Columbia County they do not have the economy of scale.

276

Mike Funderburg

Superintendent, (Erroneous) ********* School District. Testifies in opposition of SB 498 noting the issue is a fiscal situation that ESD comes in as a service.

343

Todd Herbert

Superintendent, Northwest Regional ESD. Expresses the need to correct inaccurate testimony previously offered.

TAPE 57, B

005

Herbert

Continues discussion.

027

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if Beaverton School District saves money with ESD.

029

Herbert

Responds they provide curriculum adoption services.

034

Sen. Deckert

Asks if the need is to change the boundary configuration instead of what they are now using.

047

Herbert

Notes he will have to give that some thought.

055

Sen. Morrisette

Provides personal example of being on the counsel of government and offers how he highly valued ESD’s services.

071

Chair Starr

Closes the  public hearing on SB 498 and opens a public hearing on SB 827.

SB 827 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Vicki Walker

Oregon State Senator, District 7. Testifies in favor of SB 827 discussing sections of the bill. Offers a personal example with own daughter being trapped into credit card company.

160

Steve Dixon

Consumer Advocate, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG). Testifies in favor of SB 827. Discusses statistics of college students being involved in credit card debt and explains the negative effects. Submits written material (EXHIBIT L). 

233

Rocky Dollum

Legislative Director, Oregon Student Association. Testifies in favor of SB 827. Discusses SB 827 provides protection for students from credit card companies.

257

Lisa Zavala

Oregon University System. Testifies in support of SB 827. Discusses factors and counseling having to do with credit card debt on college campuses.

284

Sen. Morrsiette

Asks what restrictions is there for the credit card people coming on campus.

290

Zavala

Responds they have access to the campus.

293

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if there are any restrictions on the methods they use.

299

Zavala

Answers not certain of any restrictions but will return with the answers

300

Dixon

Notes his understanding is there are restrictions on the campus.

306

Sen. Deckert

Responds the solution is knowing there is a problem.

312

Zavala

Addresses the provisions in Section 3 of the Federal Education Records and Privacy Act (FERPA).

350

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 827 and opens a public hearing on SB 338.

SB 338 – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Laurie Wimmer

Oregon Education Association. Testifies in opposition of SB 338. Expresses concerns with SB 338 explaining they have technical, financial and constitutional problems with the bill.

TAPE 58, A

005

Chair Starr

Asks if there is a problem with crowding or online classes.

014

Wimmer

Responds SB 388 relates to students attending campuses of other schools.

016

John Marshall

Legislative Director, Oregon School Board Association (OSBA). Testifies in opposition of SB 338. Notes the primary reason SB 338 is unnecessary is the students are receiving college credits while still in high school.

032

Chair Starr

Comments the student and parent should be the primary decision maker on the student’s education.

045

Marshall

Agrees. States the parents and students need guidance as well.

056

Wimmer

Offers information on a student now father, having negative affects and would have second thoughts of allowing his child to do the same.

070

Chair Starr

Comments on personal example with his son.

090

Rem Nivens

Oregon Community College Association. Testifies as a neutral party. Expresses concern with the fiscal. Submits written material (EXHIBIT M).

110

Grattan Kerans

Director, Government Relations Oregon University System. Testifies in favor of SB 338. Offers positive situations on students taking advantage of this program.

150

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 338 and opens a public hearing on SB 791.

SB 791 – PUBLIC HEARING

155

Jan McComb

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of SB 791.

159

Chair Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 791 and adjourns the committee meeting at 5:19 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 456, written testimony and news articles, Jim Whittenburg, 4 pp

B – SB 456, written testimony, Angie DeRouchie, 5 pp

C – SB 456, written testimony, Bob Stewart, 2 pp

D – SB 844, written testimony and prepared materials, John Jeans, 14 pp

E – SB 844, written testimony, Senator Roger Beyer, 1p

F – SB 844, written testimony, Barry Bushue, 1p

G – SB 844, additional written testimony for the record, Senator Beverly Clarno, 1p

H – SB 844, additional written testimony and material for the record, Danell Blair, 2 pp

I – SB 844, additional written testimony for the record, Jeff Papke, 3 pp

J – SB 498, written testimony, Mike Leopold, 3 pp

K – SB 498, written testimony, Ann Jacks, 1p

L – SB 827, prepared material on avoiding credit card hazards, Steve Dixon, 6 pp

M – SB 338, written testimony, Rem Nivens, 1p