SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

January 31, 2005                                                                                                     Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                    Tapes  12 – 13

                                                                                                                           (Corrected 4-21-05)

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Vicki Walker, Chair

Sen. Charles Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. Jeff Kruse

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                Introduction of Committee Measure – Work Session

SB 50 – Work Session  

SB 51 - Work Session 

SB 167 – Public Hearing and Work Session 

SB 168 - 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 12, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 3:04 p.m.

020

Chair Walker

Opens work session on LC 1640 (EXHIBIT A).

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURE – WORK SESSION

025

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves LC 1640 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

030

Chair Walker

Closes work session on LC 1640. Opens work session on SB 50.

SB 50 – WORK SESSION

035

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives brief overview on SB 50. States that the bill directs the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) to require applicants for teaching licenses to meet cultural competency standards.

045

Chair Walker

Introduces Pat Burk.

050

Pat Burk

Chief Policy Officer, DOE. Introduces himself. Testifies in support of SB 50.

055

Chair Walker

Asks if there are any questions.

060

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 50 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

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

075

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 50. Opens work session on SB 51.

SB 51 – WORK SESSION

076

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 51. States that the bill allows the TSPC to discipline a responsible administrator or assigned person for misassignment in lieu of forfeiture or payment of funds by school district or education service district. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2005.

080

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 51 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

090

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 51. Opens public hearing on SB 167.

SB 167 – PUBLIC HEARING

095

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 167. States that the bill authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide special education services on local, county or regional basis to children who have traumatic brain injuries. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2005. Introduces the -1 amendment, drafted at the request of the department, which removes the emergency clause and makes the bill effective for the 2006-07 school year rather than the 2005-06 school year (EXHIBIT B).

110

Nancy Latini

Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Student Learning and Partnerships, Department of Education. Introduces herself. Testifies in support of SB 167. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

140

Sen. Kruse

Asks how these individuals are being served right now.

145

Latini

Responds that the students are served by individuals of an external source.  Explains in detail.

150

Sen. Kruse

Asks for clarification regarding the types of brain injuries addressed.

155

Latini

Explains.

160

Sen. Kruse

Asks if it is long term, short term or a combination.

165

Latini

Replies.

170

Sen. Kruse

Asks for clarification regarding whether or not it addresses lifelong disability.

172

Latini

Replies, yes.

175

Chair Walker

Introduces Wilma Wells.

180

Wilma Wells

Introduces herself. Explains that she came to testify in opposition of SB 167 but that, after learning about the proposed amendment, she will support SB 167 as long as it is passed with the proposed amendment.

205

Chair Walker

Asks if she is testifying on behalf of  the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).

208

Wells

Replies, yes.

210

Chair Walker

Asks for clarification regarding  her testimony in support of the bill being adopted with the proposed amendment.

215

Wells

Responds that she is in support of the bill being adopted with the proposed amendment.

220

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 167. Opens work session on SB 167.

SB 167 – WORK SESSION

225

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 167-1 amendments dated 01/28/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

230

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 167 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

240

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 167. Opens public hearing on SB 168.

SB 168 – PUBLIC HEARING

245

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 168. States that the bill creates a task force on K-16 Integrated Data System. Directs the task force to study and make recommendations about new integrated educational data system. Directs the Department of Education to provide staff to the task force. Appropriates moneys from the General Fund to the department for the task force. Declares emergency, effective on passage. States that the bill has a subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

255

Doug Kosty

Assistant Superintendent of Assessment and Information Services, DOE. Introduces himself. Testifies in support of SB 168. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

360

Chair Walker

Asks why the money is important and why the task force is necessary.

375

Kosty

Explains.

400

Sen. Deckert

Comments on contracting out. Asks if it is a possibility for the department.

TAPE 13, A

005

Kosty

Responds.

020

Sen. Deckert

Discusses the idea of a centralized system or contracting out.

035

Kosty

Responds. States that Idaho has taken on the endeavor.

045

Chair Walker

Comments that there is still a lot of time left in the session to work on this issue before establishing a task force to work on it.

050

Sen. Kruse

Asks what they plan to do if  SB 168 does not pass.

060

Kosty

Replies.

075

Sen. Kruse

Feels that the committee should explore options rather than establish a task force this early in the process.

080

Sen. Morrisette

States that he does not think that SB 168 will pass. Recommends further research. States that he does not see it as a high priority for education right now.

090

Chair Walker

Points out that the Governor’s budget has it budgeted for $1.8 million and the bill says $1.5 million. Asks for clarification.

095

Kosty

Explains.

100

Chair Walker

Asks if it is under a separate bill.

105

Kosty

Replies.

110

Chair Walker

Introduces Duncan Wyse.

115

Duncan Wyse

President of the Oregon Business Council. Introduces himself. Testifies in support of SB 168.

185

Chair Walker

Discusses option to move the bill  to Ways and Means without a recommendation.

200

Sen. Morrisette

States that he agrees with the aim, is interested in the idea of quantifying, and supports the continued work on it during the session.

210

Wyse

Responds.

215

Kosty

Replies that they are working on putting a business case together that will help quantify the decision.

220

Sen. C. Starr

Comments on the Albertson’s Foundation Program that was brought to Idaho. States that we are going to have to step up and accomplish that kind of data system for our state. States that if it means moving ahead as it has been suggested in the Governor’s budget and in the bill, he is ready to do that.

235

Sen. Kruse

Comments that he would be opposed to moving the bill to ways and means. Explains in detail.

250

Sen. Deckert

Asks if a consulting firm could get the answer in the next few months.

260

Wyse

Replies that he feels that they will know a lot more in the next few months.

270

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the Chalkboard Project would shed any light on the matter.

275

Wyse

Responds.

295

Sen. Kruse

Discusses the Chalkboard Project as a resource.

300

Chair Walker

Closes the public hearing on SB 168. Announces that the committee will not have a work session on SB 168 today.

320

Chair Walker

 Announces that there will not be a committee meeting on Wednesday, 2/2/05. Announces that there will not be a meeting next Wednesday, 2/9/05 because the committee will be meeting in Roseburg on Friday, February 11, 2005.

335

Chair Walker

Adjourns the meeting at 3:56 p.m.

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. Introductions, LC 1640, Staff, 4 pp
  2. SB 167, -1 amendments, Staff, 1 p
  3. SB 167, written testimony, Nancy Latini, 1 p
  4. SB 168, written testimony, Doug Kosty, 2 pp