SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

March 07, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 41 - 43

 

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:        

                                                SB 169 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 228 – 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 41, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 3:03 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 169.

SB 169  - PUBLIC HEARING

015

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 169.

020

Chris Minnich

Office of Assessment and Information Services, Department of Education. Testifies in support of SB 169.

035

Bill Stewart

Curriculum and Assessment Director, Gladstone School District. Testifies in support of SB 169.

050

Chair Walker

Says that, because of No Child Left Behind, it is important that the students do well on the tests. Asks if changing the dates of testing would make it easier for students to do well when they are tested.

053

Stewart

Replies yes.

055

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 169 and opens work session on SB 169.

SB 169 – WORK SESSION

057

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  169 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.

069

Chair Walker

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 228. Committee stands at ease.

SB 228 – PUBLIC HEARING

070

Chair Walker

Calls committee back to order.

078

Sen. Peter Courtney

Represents Senate District 11. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

138

Debi Miller

Member, Washington County Youth Advisory Council. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

175

Chair Walker

Thanks Debi Miller for her volunteer work.

180

Ariel Cerrud

Co-Chair, Washington County Commission on Children and Families Youth Advisory Council. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

236

Sen. Courtney

Shows an example of what five pounds of fat looks like. Shows plaque build up on the artery walls. Emphasizes that, for the first time in our history, children are not expected to live as long as their parents.

275

Sen. Kruse

Asks when the physical education requirement changed.

280

Sen. Courtney

States that he is unsure.

297

Sen. Morrisette

Says that physical education is only half of the problem that youth are dealing with today and that diet is the other half of the problem.

306

Chair Walker

Asks Miller and Cerrud to comment on what they think about a provision for credit for students who are involved in extracurricular activities.

318

Miller

Says that being required to take a physical education class is different than participating in sports and activities outside of the required structured classroom setting.

369

Cerrud

Talks about receiving credit for physical education classes and the differences in being required to participate in physical education versus participating in physical activity by choice outside the classroom.

387

Chair Walker

Talks about past physical education requirements in school.

TAPE 42, A

005

Sen. Courtney

Feels that SB 228 is a good piece of legislation. Regrets that there will be some strong opposition to SB 228.

012

Chair Walker

Says the committee is aware of his concerns. States that it is the intent of the committee to pass SB 228 to Ways and Means.

030

Brian Doherty

Oregon Sports Authority. Testifies in support of SB 228.

062

Sean Sullivan

SCN Inc. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits a Survey of Physical Education Practices in Oregon’s Public Elementary and Middle Schools 2005 (EXHIBIT D). Talks about the survey and results.

116

Chair Walker

Asks if he has a hypothesis as to why the disadvantaged students are the ones who are getting the least amount of physical education.

118

Sullivan

Replies no. Continues testimony.

132

Chair Walker

Asks where Oregon is ranked.

135

Sullivan

Replies that he did not rank the states.

139

Sen. Deckert

Asks about the number of people who responded to the survey.

142

Sullivan

Feels that it is a fairly accurate study.

154

Sen. Deckert

Asks what the recommendations are.

163

Sullivan

Responds that it was a surprise to find that so many school districts meet or exceed the standard that SB 228 asks for. Says that it seems feasible that school districts could meet the standards that SB 228 imposes.

172

Chair Walker

Asks where the schools that meet the standards are located geographically.

175

Sullivan

Replies that they did not cover that in the study but would be happy to provide the information.

178

Chair Walker

Asks for the information to be provided to the committee.

186

Elise Brown

American Diabetes Association. Testifies in support of SB 228.

192

Laura Thelander

American Diabetes Association. Testifies in support of SB 228.

205

Chair Walker

Asks for explanation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

208

Thelander

Gives explanation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

225

Chair Walker

Asks if type 2 diabetes is reversible.

229

Thelander

Replies yes and explains.

237

Chair Walker

Asks what the estimated medical cost to society is for a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

240

Thelander

Explains costs.

252

Chair Walker

Asks, if we can prevent type 2 diabetes, can we reduce long term health costs and save lives.

256

Thelander

Replies yes.

270

Dr. John Wilkins

Testifies in support of SB 228.

320

Dr. John Evans

Oregon Medical Association. Testifies in support of SB 228.

TAPE 41, B

002

Chair Walker

Mentions that there are not enough kidneys to go around.

005

Dr. Evans

Says that is correct.

058

Dr. Wilkins

Says that the health conditions are reversible with school age children.

070

Dr. Minot Cleveland

Oregon Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E). Mentions testimony submitted on behalf of Alicia Procello, NikeGO Manager (EXHIBIT F).

091

Chair Walker

Asks about conflict in covering health costs.

102

Dr. Cleveland

Replies that we cannot pay for the care we are trying to deliver now.

113

Dr. Wilkins

States that he agrees with Sen. Walker.

128

Chair Walker

Talks about pedometers.

145

Dr. Evans

Mentions other economic losses.

153

Dr. Wilkins

Comments on the evidence based studies and says that it is clear cut.

157

Dr. Cleveland

Applauds Sen. Walker for the use of a pedometer.

170

Sen. Deckert

Asks about other choices that have not been mentioned. Expresses concern that the wrong message might be sent to Oregon that physical education can be mandated. Talks about school board and unfunded mandates.

190

Dr. Wilkins

Mentions school board experience and unfunded mandates.

210

Dr. Beau Weill

Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

247

Chair Walker

Asks if watching television burns fewer calories than reading a book or sleeping.

250

Dr. Weill

Explains. Continues testimony.

315

Dr. James Lace

Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H). Mentions other bills dealing with food served at schools and measuring body mass index.

367

Sen. Morrisette

Says that the bills mentioned are no longer on the table.

385

Dr. Jane Moore

Testifies on SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 42, B

005

Dr. Moore

Continues testimony on SB 228.

030

Don Zehrung

Council for Children’s Expanded Physical Education. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).

110

Chair Walker

Comments on testimony.

125

Will Boshuizin

Student, Oregon State University. Testifies in support of SB 228.

182

Raquel Tambio

Student, Oregon State University. Testifies in support of SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).

250

David Williams

Oregon School Boards Association. Testifies in opposition to SB 228.

351

Laurie Wimmer Whelan

Oregon Education Association. Testifies in opposition to SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

408

Chair Walker

Appreciates the comments and sensitivity to the issue of funding. States that the committee plans to move SB 228 to Ways and Means. Thinks that they should be able to find funding for the program.

422

Sen. Kruse

Mentions concern regarding the standard length of time of a middle school class and the requirement in SB 228 regarding the amount of physical education required. Wants to make sure that it is a reasonable amount of time and that middle schools won’t have to restructure their system to accommodate SB 228.  

TAPE 43, A

010

John Valley

American Heart Association. Testifies on SB 228. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT M). Submits written testimony on behalf of Frank Jagodnik (EXHIBIT N) and James Lussier and Gretchen Morley (EXHIBIT O).

025

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 228.

SB 228 – WORK SESSION

030

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  228 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

032

Sen. Kruse

Wants Ways and Means to look at the time requirement of a middle school class to make sure the standard imposed by SB 228 is reachable.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

041

Chair Walker

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 228 written testimony, Sen. Peter Courtney, 2 pp
  2. SB 228 written testimony, Debi Miller, 1 p
  3. SB 228 written testimony, Ariel Cerrud, 2 pp
  4. SB 228, survey, Sean Sullivan, 18 pp
  5. SB 228 written testimony, Dr. Minot Cleveland, 3 pp
  6. SB 228 written testimony, Dr. Minot Cleveland, 3 pp
  7. SB 228 written testimony, Dr. Beau Weill, 3 pp
  8. SB 228 written testimony, Dr. James Lace, 2 pp
  9. SB 228 written testimony, Dr. Jane Moore, 4 pp
  10. SB 228 written testimony, Don Zehung, 3 pp
  11. SB 228 written testimony, Raquel Tambio, 2 pp
  12. SB 228 written testimony, Laurie Wimmer Whelan, 2 pp
  13. SB 228 written testimony, John Valley, 2 pp
  14. SB 228 written testimony, John Valley, 1 p
  15. SB 228 written testimony, John Valley, 1 p