SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

April 8, 2003                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:00 pm                                                                                                                         Tapes 52 - 53

 

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 878 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2159 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 848 - Public Hearing

SB 488 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 489 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 704 - 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 52, A

010

Chair Morrisette

Convenes meeting at 1:10 pm and opens a public hearing on SB 878.

SB 878 – PUBLIC HEARING

018

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill. 

 

Justin Martin

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Introduces Charyl Kennedy.

035

Charyl Kennedy

Tribal Chair.  Gives testimony in support of SB 878 on behalf of the Native American community.  Advises it has no impact on the budget.

 

Modesto Jimenez

Representative of Klamath Tribes.   Speaks in support of SB 878.

077

Rod Clark

Attorney, Tribes of Oregon.  Requests support of SB 878.

 

Sen. Walker

Reviews budgeting clarification from Mr. Clark.

100

Eric Metcalf

Health and Human Services Administrator for tribe.  Asks for support of SB 878.

 

Joan Kapowich

Department of Health Services, Program and Policy Section.  Gives written testimony in support of SB 878 (EXHIBIT A).

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 878.

SB 878 – WORK SESSION

122

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves SB 878 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

124

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Minnis

130

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 878 and opens a public hearing on HB 2159.

HB 2159 – PUBLIC HEARING

145

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill.

166

Rocky King

Oregon Medical Insurance Pool.  Testifies with written testimony in support of HB 2159 (EXHIBIT B).  Explains the two necessary house- keeping parts to support of this bill.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2159.

HB 2159 – WORK SESSION

288

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves HB 2159 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

290

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Minnis, Shields

299

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on HB 2159 and opens a public hearing on SB 848.

SB 848 – PUBLIC HEARING

320

Pat Gibford

Central Oregon Independent Health Services.  Submits written testimony on SB 848, but expresses several concerns on actuarial expertise and various related costs on other items

(EXHIBIT C).

440

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 848 and states we will need an amendment to this bill.  Opens a public hearing on SB 488.

SB 488 – PUBLIC HEARING

450

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill.

Tape 53, A

022

Jane Baumgarten

Member of the Governor’s Task Force.  Testifies in support of SB 488 (EXHIBIT D) and reviews the SB 488, -3 amendment, which notes the fiscal impact (EXHIBIT E). 

 

Taylor

Advises the exact fiscal impact won’t be known until documents are returned from Fiscal.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 488.

SB 488 – WORK SESSION

044

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 488-3 amendment dated 04/08/03.

045

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

046

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves SB 488 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

049

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 488, and opens a public hearing on SB 489.

SB 489 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains bill.

 

Jane Baumgarten

Governor’s Task Force, Bend, OR.  Testifies in support of SB 489 (EXHIBIT F).

 

Sen. Minnis

Asks about the amount of money raised. 

 

Dr. Jane Moore

Department of Health Services.  Manager, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention programs for the Department of Health Services.  Replies to Senator Minnis on inquiry regarding any Federal monies available for this program.  Advises an approval would be needed.

 

Sen. Minnis

Asks if any grant money is available at the Federal level.

160

Dr. Moore

Advises there is a new program just starting.  States that at that time approval would have to be received to apply for any of these funds.

 

Sen. Minnis

States there is hope for other sponsors.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 489.

SB 489 – WORK SESSION

170

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 489-1 amendment dated 04/04/03  (EXHIBIT G).

 

Chair Morrisette

Motion carries.

173

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves SB 489 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Shields, C. Starr

176

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 489, and opens a public hearing on SB 704.

SB 704 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains the bill and two amendments.

 

David Fuks

Cedars Sinai Park.  Speaks in favor of SB 704 for a long term care task force service.  Recommends setting aside the -1 amendment, and reviews the intent of the -2 amendment (EXHIBIT H).

 

Pam Rona

Governor’s Task Force.  Explains changes in definition of terminology in the current statute.

Tape 52, B

035

Sen. Fisher

States concern over changing names and wasting money in the process.

088

Sen. Shields

Expresses concern over semantic changes instead of passing ‘good’ bills. 

099

Sen. Minnis

Gives explanation on the wording.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 704.

SB 704 – WORK SESSION

100

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 704-2 amendment dated 03/13/03.

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

104

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves SB 704 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the Committee on Ways and Means by PRIOR REFERENCE.

VOTE:   5-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Minnis.

107

Chair Morrisette

The motion carries.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 704 and adjourns meeting at 2:08 pm.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 878, written testimony, Joan Kapowich, 2 pp.

B – HB 2159, written testimony, Rocky King, 2 pp.

C – SB 848, written testimony, Pat Gibford, 3 pp.

D – SB 848, written testimony, Jane Baumgarten 2 pp.

E – SB 488, proposed amendment, SB 488-3, staff, 1 p.

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

G – SB 489, proposed amendment, SB 489-1, staff, 1 p.

H – SB 704, proposed amendments, SB 704-2, -1, staff, 3 pp.