SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 19, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                         Tapes 13-14

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Tony Corcoran, Chair

Sen. John Minnis, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED         Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Ellsworth, Committee Administrator

Heather Gravelle, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 77 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2192 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 347 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 383 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2317 – 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 13, A

005

Chair Corcoran

Calls the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Opens public hearing on SB 77.

SB 77 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 77.

015

Sen. Morrisette

District 6. Testifies in support of SB 77. Explains the necessity of certification and licensing of surgical assistants.

045

Deborah Turner

Association of Surgical Technologists. Testifies in support of SB 77. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

075

Turner

Provides examples and explains the goal is to provide safe medical care to patients.

090

Turner

Expresses that licensing should be mandatory. Adds there is a grandfather clause written into the bill to exempt specific individuals.

105

Chair Corcoran

Asks about training.

110

Turner

Provides further explanation.

125

Dr. Chris Walton

Orthopedic Health Care Northwest. Testifies in support of SB 77. Provides examples of what first assistant’s duties are.

155

Chair Corcoran

Inquires about Oregon Medical Association’s position on SB 77.

162

Dr. Walton

Explains position on SB 77.

180

Ben Price

Association of Surgical Technologists. Testifies in support of SB 77. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

185

Sen. Minnis

Inquires what a certification will do for assistants.

190

Turner

Explains a certification will enforce accountability and responsibility for the profession.

215

Price

Discusses the importance of SB 77. States protecting the public is of utmost importance. Adds the State should be regulating people in all aspects of the medical field.

260

Martin Taylor

Oregon Nurses Association. Testifies in opposition of SB 77, as it is currently written. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

300

Susan King

Oregon Nurses Association. Testifies in opposition of SB 77. Explains position and outlines critical elements.

340

King

Recommends regulation and licensing through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

350

Chair Corcoran

Inquires why the Board of Nursing is the appropriate venue.

360

King

Explains why.

365

Sarah Breckenridge

Registered Nurse. Testifies against SB 77. Explains specific responsibilities. Expresses support of the basic concept of SB 77, but it needs some adjusting.

375

Diana Dolstra

Board of Medical Examiners. Expresses a neutral position on SB 77. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

385

Representative Steve March

District 46. Expresses support of SB 77. Provides written testimony (EXHBIT E).

 

 

 

TAPE 14, A

055

Sen. Minnis

Expresses concern placing individuals into college for training, when on the job training may serve the purpose.

065

Taylor

Responds.

095

Katryn Bain

Surgical Technologist. Communicates a neutral position on SB 77. Believes licensing and continuing education should be mandatory.

110

Sen. Minnis

Requests an explanation of what precisely needs to be regulated.

115

Bain

Responds.

240

Chair Corcoran

States a work shop needs to take place between the technologists and nurses before the committee makes a decision.

255

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 77. Opens public hearing on HB 2192.

HB 2192 – PUBLIC HEARING

265

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of HB 2192.

275

Terri Johanson

Oregon State Board of Education. Testifies in support of HB 2192. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

315

Ron Adams

Oregon Youth Conservation Corps. Testifies in support of HB 2192. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

335

Adams

Provides information regarding prevailing wages.

391

Chair Corcoran

Inquires if other projects within Oregon Youth Conservation are covered by the prevailing wage law.

395

Adams

Responds and provides specific examples.

425

Sen. Minnis

Asks if there are any amendments to the bill.

430

Adams

Explains there is one amendment.

TAPE 13, B

010

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on HB 2192. Opens work session on HB 2192.

HB 2192 – WORK SESSION

035

Sen. Starr

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of a conceptual amendment to HB 2192.

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED: 1 - Sen. Walker

045

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

050

Sen. Starr

MOTION: Moves to conceptually amend HB 2192 to substitute the word service as it relates to community service corps, to stewardship. Page 1, line 31. Page 2, lines 1, 6, 11, and 18.

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED: 1 – Sen. Walker

065

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

075

Chair Corcoran

Closes work session on HB 2192. Opens public hearing on SB 347.

SB 347 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 347.

085

David Koach

Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. Testifies in support of SB 347. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

090

Chair Corcoran

Asks for clarification on the intent of SB 347.

100

Koach

Provides detailed clarification.

200

Koach

Explains death filing fees are expected to rise.

205

Sen. Minnis

Seeks clarification on provided testimony.

208

Koach

Clarifies testimony.

250

Minnis

Asks for a projection of fee increases.

265

Koach

Identifies an approximate amount.

285

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 347. Opens public hearing on SB 383.

SB 383 – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 383.

305

Sen. Roger Beyer

District 9. Testifies in support of SB 383.

330

Ludwig Hitz

Retired State Employee. Testifies in support of SB 383.

345

Hitz

Points out misprint on SB 383.

365

Hitz

States there is an excessive number of management in state government agencies.

TAPE 14, B

025

Sen. Minnis

Provides example of personal experience.

040

Chair Corcoran

Suggests bringing in a representative from the Department of Administrative Services before proceeding.

070

Kitz

Agrees.

075

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 383. Opens public hearing on HB 2317.

HB 2317 – PUBLIC HEARING

95

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of HB 2317.

100

Laurie Warner

Department of Administrative Services. Testifies in support of HB 2317. Provides written testimony. (EXHIBIT I). Clarifies the intent of HB 2317.

125

Chair Corcoran

Comments staff needs to draft amendments before proceeding. Closes public hearing on HB 2317. Adjourns meeting at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 77, written testimony, Deborah Turner, 5 pp

B – SB 77, written testimony, Ben Price, 8 pp

C – SB 77, written testimony, Martin Taylor, 1 p

D – SB 77, written testimony, Diana Dolstra, 1 p

E – SB 77, written testimony, Rep. Steve March, 1 p

F – HB 2192, written testimony, Terri Johanson, 3 pp

G – HB 2192, written testimony, Ron Adams, 1 p

H – SB 347, written testimony, David Koach, 4 pp

I – HB 2317, written testimony, Laurie Warner, 1 p