SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

March 16, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  49 - 50

 

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 48 – Work Session

SB 52 – Work Session

SB 38 – Work Session

SB 364 – Work Session

SB 768 - 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 49, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. and opens work session on SB 48.

SB 48 – WORK SESSION

012

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 48.

025

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  48 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.

031

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 48 and opens work session on SB 52.

SB 52 – WORK SESSION

032

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 52. Mentions -1 amendments for SB 52 (EXHIBIT A).

049

Sen. C. Starr

Comments on the -1 amendments for SB 52.

058

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB  52-1 amendments dated 3/10/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

060

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  52 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED 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.

069

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 52 and opens work session on SB 38.

SB 38 – WORK SESSION

071

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 38. Mentions -1 amendments for SB 38 (EXHIBIT B). States that SB 38 has a subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

083

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB  38-1 amendments dated 02/22/05.

085

Sen. C. Starr

States that he supports SB 38 with the -1 amendments.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Morrisette, Sen. Deckert

092

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

097

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  38 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Morrisette, Sen. Deckert

101

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

103

Chair Walker

Closes work session on SB 38 and opens work session on SB 364.

SB 364 – WORK SESSION

104

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 364. Mentions -3 amendments for SB 364 (EXHIBIT C). Reports that there is a subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

123

Sen. C. Starr

States that he has not reviewed the -3 amendments but is comfortable with the overview provided by the committee administrator.

133

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB  364-3 amendments dated 03/11/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Morrisette, Sen. Deckert

136

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

137

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  364 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

141

Sen. Kruse

States that he will vote for SB 364 but that he has concerns with the creation of taskforces. Hopes that it will be addressed in the Ways and Means committee.

154

Chair Walker

Comments on Sen. Kruse’s concern.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

162

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

164

Chair Walker

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 768.

SB 768 – PUBLIC HEARING

165

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 768.

180

Morgan Cowling

Legislative Director, Oregon Student Association. Testifies in support of SB 768. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

205

Chair Walker

Asks why they did not get the waiver for TANF.

206

Cowling

Explains why the waiver was not received.

210

Chair Walker

Clarifies that it was not caused by Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

213

Cowling

Confirms that it was not caused by Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

230

Marge Reinhart

Children, Adults, and Families, Office of Self-Sufficiency, Department of Human Services. Testifies on SB 768. Expresses neutrality to SB 768 and explains reasons in detail. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

327

Chair Walker

Asks if there was a fiscal on the bill mentioned from last session.

329

Reinhart

Replies yes.

334

Sen. Kruse

Discusses purpose of  SB 768.

341

Reinhart

Agrees and explains.

344

Sen. Kruse

Responds.

353

Chair Walker

Says that Sen. Kruse makes a good point. Talks about the HB 2450 fiscal statement. Asks Reinhart to respond.

364

Reinhart

Responds.

373

Chair Walker

Asks if  the program was not funded because the waiver was not received.

376

Reinhart

Replies yes.

380

Chair Walker

Clarifies reason money was spent on something other than the program.

382

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the Ways and Means subcommittee on Human Resources could choose to direct funds to a specific purpose.

390

Reinhart

Believes it is true.

393

Sen. C. Starr

Asks clarification question.

404

Reinhart

Replies yes.

424

Sarah Merten

Oregon Food Bank.  Testifies in support of SB 768.

TAPE 50, A

005

Merten

Continues testimony in support of SB 768.

062

Scott Lu

Co-Chair, Oregon Students of Color Coalition. Testifies in support of SB 768. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

080

Tina Kotek

Policy Director, Children First for Oregon. Testifies in support of SB 768. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

098

Ellen Lowe

Oregon Law Center. Testifies on SB 768.

109

Cowling

Comments on Merten’s testimony.

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

 

Cassandra Garrison

Public Policy Manager, Oregon Food Bank. Submits written testimony on SB 768 (EXHIBIT H).

115

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing  and opens work session on SB 768.

SB 768 –WORK SESSION

116

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  768 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

118

Sen. Kruse

Comments on SB 768. Supports SB 768.

129

Chair Walker

Agrees and comments on SB 768.

138

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

143

Chair Walker

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 1:48 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 52, - 1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  2. SB 38, - 1 amendments, staff, 3 pp
  3. SB 364, - 3 amendments, staff, 1 p
  4. SB 768, written testimony, Morgan Cowling, 1 p
  5. SB 768, written testimony, Marge Reinhart, 4 pp
  6. SB 768, written testimony, Scott Lu, 1 p
  7. SB 768, written testimony, Tina Kotek, 1 p
  8. SB 768, written testimony, Cassandra Garrison, 2 pp