SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

March 13, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 p.m.                                                                                                                      Tapes  35 - 36

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Bill Fisher, Vice-Chair

Sen. John Minnis

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Charles Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Administrator

Saranelle Allen, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 488 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 489 - Public Hearing

                                                SB 704 - Public Hearing

SB 145 - 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 35, A

010

Chair Morrisette

Opens meeting at 1:12 p.m. and convenes a public hearing on SB 488.

SB 488 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill.

035

Sen. Kate Brown

District 21.  Gives an overview of the work of the Governor’s Task Force.  Speaks in support of SB 488, 489 and 704. 

088

Carl Lundberg

Insurance Division, DCBS.  Gives testimony in support of SB 488.

 

 

Advises that the bill does have a fiscal impact.

 

Chair Morrisette

Expresses hope for implementing long term care.

110

Jane Baumgarten

Member of the Governor’s Task Force (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

Speaks in support of SB 488, and states that the objective is to provide education and training on long term care and retirement planning.

149

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 488 and opens a public hearing on SB 489.

SB 489 – PUBLIC HEARING

150

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill.

155

Grant Higginson

State Public Health Officer.  Submits written testimony in favor of SB 489 (EXHIBIT B).

 

Higginson

States that the funding for a survey as testified to is not in the Governor’s budget, but he would consider seeking grant funds.

 

Chair Morrisette

States he would like to take Higginson up on his offer to find a grant, and have his offices handle the survey. 

 

Chair Morrisette

States he would want an amendment to state the intent on the funds.

288

Jane Baumgarten

Reads written testimony in support of SB 489 (EXHIBIT C).

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing on SB 489 and opens a public hearing on SB 704.

SB-704 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains SB 704, and advises there is a 704-1, (EXHIBIT D) and a 704-2 amendment (EXHIBIT E).

 

Taylor

Submits written testimony from AARP (EXHIBIT F).

 

David Fuks

CEO of Cedar Sinai Park.  Advises he was also on the Governor’s task force and submits testimony in support of all three bills, SB 704, SB 488 and SB 489 (EXHIBIT G).

Tape 36, A

037

Jeanine Delaunay

Oregon Disabilities Commission.  Gives testimony on SB 704 and proposed amendments which include the needs of younger adults as well as seniors (EXHIBIT H).

 

Kathyrn Weit

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council.  Testifies in favor of SB 704 with proposed amendments. 

 

Chair Morrisette

Asks about the SB 704-2 amendments.

 

Fuks

Reviews the model rate structure noted in SB 704-1 (EXHIBIT D).

 

Chair Morrisette

States that a work session will be scheduled and that we are a health policy committee.  Closes the public hearing on SB 704 and opens a public hearing on SB 145.

SB 145 – PUBLIC HEARING

140

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Advises the SB 145 bill is returned with the SB 145-2 amendment (EXHIBIT I).

 

Grant Higginson

Public Health Officer.  Testifies in favor of SB 145 and reviews the amendment.  Advises there is no fiscal impact.

200

Bruce Bishop

Oregon Association of Hospital & Health Systems.  Testifies in support of the SB 145-2 proposed amendment. 

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 145 and opens a work session.

SB 145 – WORK SESSION

225

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 145-2 amendments dated 03/07/03.

226

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Walker

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

 

Chair Morrisette

Calls a short recess for council.

 

Chair Morrisette

Reconvenes committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

230

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves SB 145 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on WAYS AND MEANS BE RESCINDED.

 

 

VOTE:   4-2

AYE:      4 - Minnis, Shields, Walker, Morrisette

NAY:      2 - Fisher, Starr C.

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Morrisette

Adjourns meeting at 2:00 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 488, written testimony, Jane Baumgarten, 1 p.

B – SB 489, written testimony, Grant Higginson, 2 pp.

C – SB 489, written testimony, Jane Baumgarten, 2 pp.

D – SB 704, proposed amendment SB 704-1, staff, 1 p.

E – SB 704, proposed amendment SB 704-2, staff, 2 pp.

F – SB 704, written testimony, AARP Oregon, staff, 1 p.

G – SB 704, written testimony, David Fuks, 2 pp.

H – SB 704, written testimony, Janine DeLaunay, 1 p.

I – SB 145, proposed amendment SB 145-2, staff, 3 pp.