SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

May 17, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 72 - 73

Corrected 10/18/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Theresa Van Winkle, Committee Administrator

James Goulding, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                SB 572 – Reconsideration and Work Session

                                                HB 2179A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3016 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3304A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2979 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2981 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3091 – 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 72, A

003

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 1:12 p.m.  Opens a work session for possible reconsideration of SB 572.

SB 572 – RECONSIDERATION AND WORK SESSION

010

Chair Metsger

Discusses the reasoning for moving SB 572 back to committee for further discussion. 

015

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote on SB 572.

016

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Deckert

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

017

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which SB 572 moved to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation

020

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Deckert

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

022

Chair Metsger

States that the measure is now back before the committee.  Asks Ms. Van Winkle to explain the new amendments before them.

024

Theresa Van Winkle

Committee Administrator.  Explains the provisions of the -11 (EXHIBIT A) and -12 (EXHIBIT B) amendments before the committee.

030

Chair Metsger

Clarifies the difference between the two amendments is that the -11 version excludes the home health component.

033

Sarah Reeder

Executive Director, Oregon Association for Home Care (OAHC).  Presents Agency incident reports summary (EXHIBIT C).  Testifies in regard to the minimal amount of incidents involving home care workers.

067

Reeder

Advocates the passage of the -11 amendments and removal of home health care providers from the measure.

070

Chair Metsger

Asks about the lack of a reporting requirement for abuse influencing the statistics she is referencing.

076

Reeder

Replies that training and orientation for home health staff promotes and environment for sharing concerns or abuses.  Feels that if abuses were occurring, home health care staff would report it.

099

Martin Taylor

Oregon Nurses Association.  Walks through the issues being addressed in the measure.  Explains the experiences of various health organizations. 

130

Taylor

Relates the concern over incidents going unrecorded. 

165

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Outlines her experiences as a nurse in difficult situations.  Wonders if this measure is being brought forward because there is a fear of “whistle blowing”.

186

Taylor

Notes that is a real issue.  Relates their findings that abuse is occurring and not being officially reported. 

223

Taylor

Talks about variances in hospital policies and the sensitivity to public opinion.

250

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Observes the difficulties of this issue in a health care setting.  Feels there needs to be another way to approach the problem.

265

Taylor

Refers to language in the measure that he feels might address her concerns.  Describes the considerations taken into account regarding a hospital’s work environment.

300

Taylor

Details nursing staff often being more concerned for patients than for themselves.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Bruce Bishop

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).  Submits written testimony in opposition to SB 572 (EXHIBIT D).

329

Chair Metsger

Observes they are operating as a subcommittee.  Closes work session on SB 572.

HB 2179A – PUBLIC HEARING

335

Theresa Van Winkle

Committee Administrator.  Explains the provisions of the measure.

343

Mark Long

Administrator, Building Codes Division.  Testifies in support of HB 2179A.

370

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on HB 2179A.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3016.

HB 3016 – PUBLIC HEARING

380

Mark Long

Testifies in support of HB 3016.  Explains the provisions of the measure.

393

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on HB 3016.  Observes that a full committee is now present.  Opens a work session on HB 3016.

HB 3016 – WORK SESSION

397

Sen. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3016 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

400

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

405

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 3016.  Opens a work session on HB 2179A. 

HB 2179A – WORK SESSION

410

Sen. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2179A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

413

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

420

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2179A.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3304A.

HB 3304A – PUBLIC HEARING

425

Mark Landauer

Office of Government Relations, City of Portland.  Introduces Mr. McDonald.

TAPE 73, A

005

Hank McDonald

Building Official, Bureau of Development Services.  Submits written testimony in favor of HB 3304A (EXHIBIT E).

018

Mark Simmons

Government Relations Director, Oregon Association of Nurseries.  Testifies in favor of the –A4 amendment (EXHIBIT F).  Explains the amendment.

045

Chair Metsger

Summarizes the points they have made.

061

Bill Cross

Oregon Building Officials Association.  Testifies in support of HB 3304A.  Notes that they are fine with the –A4 amendments.

073

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 3304A.  Opens a work session on HB 3304A.

HB 3304A – WORK SESSION

075

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3304-A4 amendments dated 5/5/05.

077

Sen. B. Starr

Talks about the confusion over the use of soil in Oregon.

084

Sen. Atkinson

Voices his support for the amendment.

085

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

088

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 3304A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

090

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

095

Chair Metsger

Closes work session on HB 3304A.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2979.

HB 2979 – PUBLIC HEARING

097

Chair Metsger

Notes the presence of honorary Senate pages and thanks them for their visit.

100

Tim Martinez

Oregon Bankers Association (OBA).  Explains the provisions of the measure before them.

124

Donn Wiley

Former Chair, Agriculture Committee, OBA. Notes he is available for questions

128

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2979.  Opens a work session on HB 2979.

HB 2979 – WORK SESSION

132

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2979 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

134

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

136

Chair Metsger

Closes work session on HB 2979.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2981.

HB 2981 – PUBLIC HEARING

138

Tim Martinez

OBA.  Testifies in favor of HB 2981.  Details the function of the measure.

147

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2981.  Opens a work session on HB 2981.

HB 2981 – WORK SESSION

150

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2981 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

153

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

157

Chair Metsger

Closes work session on HB 2981.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3091.

HB 3091 – PUBLIC HEARING

160

Tim Martinez

OBA.  Testifies in favor of HB 3091, explaining the provisions of the measure.

176

Sen. Atkinson

Clarifies this is for state charters and not national charters.

179

Martinez

Concurs that national banks can already do this.

181

Sen. Deckert

Asks if most states allow title insurance and Oregon was an exception.

185

Martinez

Replies different states had a variety of approaches.

191

Sen. Deckert

Wonders if there would be a rationale to oppose this.

197

Sen. Atkinson

Provides a historical perspective of the banking industry.

222

Martinez

Adds that the separation between banks and insurance providers is decreasing.

225

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on HB 3091.  Opens a work session HB 3091.

HB 3091 – WORK SESSION

200

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3091 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

200

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

240

Chair Metsger

Closes work session on HB 3091.  Adjourns the committee at 1:58 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 572, -11 amendments, staff,  7 pp

B.     SB 572, -12 amendments, staff, 7 pp

C.     SB 572, Written testimony, Sarah Reeder, 5 pp

D.    SB 572, Written testimony, Bruce Bishop, 2 pp

E.     HB 3304A, Written testimony, Hank McDonald, 2 pp

F.      HB 3304A, -A4 amendments, staff, 2 pp