SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

April 15, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

3:00 PM                                                                                                                                 Tape 62

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen.  Charles Starr, Chair

Sen.  Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

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

                                                SB 844 – Work Session

                                                SB 129 – Work Session

                                                SB 75 – 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 62, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls the committee to order at 3:17 p.m.   Opens a public hearing on HJR 16.

HJR 16 – PUBLIC HEARING

017

Ben Boswell

Former Science Teacher, Molalla County.  Testifies in favor of HJR 16 and offers information on being a science teacher in Joseph Middle and High Schools in which his students won the team award at the Intel International Science Fair.

025

Harvey Mathews

Association of Oregon Industries.  Informs the committee that the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair will be coming to Portland May 9-15th next year and explains the goals of the resolution.

054

Morgan Anderson

Education Relations Manager, Intel.  Explains hosting the International Fair with Oregon students competing and the advantage of winning scholarships and cash prizes.

086

Jim Craven

American Electronics Association.  Offers information and suggests that this event will put Oregon on the map and will bring and commend students from all over the world.

104

Sen. Deckert

Notes this is a huge opportunity for Oregon and it will be well represented.

125

Starr

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HJR 16.

HJR  16 – WORK SESSION

126

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HJR 16 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

125

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

127

Chair Starr

Closes the work session on HJR 16 and opens a work session on SB 844.

SB 844 – WORK SESSION

129

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 844 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

128

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

132

Chair Starr

Closes a work session on SB 844 and opens a work session on SB 129.

SB 129 – WORK SESSION

174

Jan McComb

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 129.

178

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 129 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

180

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

205

Chair Starr

Closes work session on SB 129 and opens a work session on SB 75.

SB 75 – WORK SESSION

212

Sen. Morrissette

District 6.  Summarizes the -4 amendments and asks if passage of SB 75 would in any way interfere with the Bill passed out of the House relating to the adoption of curriculum relating to health

230

Richard Latour

Interim Superintendent, Department of Education.  Offers testimony that the bill is parallel to the House Bill but it provides the structure which would be used to adopt the outcomes.

254

Chair Starr

States a concern before passing this bill.

261

Morrisette

Asks if this bill would interfere with the bill just passed out of the House Committee.

263

Latour

States his understanding it would not.

 

Morrisette

Notes this bill would set the standards for the House Bill.

281

Chair Starr

States there is testimony that others want to contribute regarding SB 75 so it will not move today.

290

Morrisette

Asks if the passage would interfere with parent’s rights to opt their students out of classes relating to sex education.

293

Latour

Answers the rights are not linked in any way it is not related to student rights.

301

Chair Starr

Closes work session on SB 75 and adjourns committee meeting at 3:40 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY – None presented