SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

March 21, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  55 - 56

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Vicki Walker, Chair

Sen. Charles Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ryan Deckert

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 515 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 6 – 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 55, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 6:06 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 515.

SB 515 –PUBLIC HEARING

008

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 515. Mentions -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

020

Rep. Mark Hass

Represents House District 27. Testifies in support of SB 515.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

030

Christeen Johnson

Parent of Eddie Barnett. Testifies in support of  SB 515. Believes that a defibrillator could have saved her son’s life.

080

Chair Walker

Expresses deep regret over the loss of Johnson’s son. Asks if anyone was there to provide CPR.

086

Johnson

Replies that CPR was not performed.

100

Chair Walker

Offers comforting words to Johnson. Points out that SB 515 was introduced before the accident.

115

Rep. Hass

Talks about the inspiration for SB 515. Says that the goal is to direct the Department of Education (ODE)  to go after some of the private money and federal money that exists to help pay for the defibrillators. Talks about grants and private foundations that the ODE can access to help pay for the defibrillators.

148

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) . Asks if 911 was called and how long it took for someone to respond.

161

Johnson

Replies that it took a while.

164

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the cost of SB 515 and the -1 amendments.

173

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on response time and the location of EMTs and defibrillators.

185

Sen. Bates

Represents Senate District 3. Testifies in support of SB 515. Talks about the benefits of having access to defibrillators.

252

Chair Walker

Says his point is well taken. Comments on the need for defibrillators. Asks why it has taken two sessions to pass the bill. Asks if it is because of funding.

265

Rep. Hass

Explains.  

275

Sen. Kruse

Comments that the state was mandated to put defibrillators in all state buildings. Discusses why he feels that SB 515 will be successful.

297

Tim Phillips

Represents Flossin Magazine. Testifies in support of SB 515. Talks about the magazine. Talks about his relationship with Eddie Barnett.

375

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 515.

SB 515 – WORK SESSION

383

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of the -1 amendments.

389

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB  515-1 amendments dated 3/10/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

398

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 515 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

402

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the importance of defibrillators.

410

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BATES will lead discussion on the floor.

TAPE 56, A

005

Chair Walker

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 6.

SB 6 - PUBLIC HEARING

006

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 6.

020

Sen. Peter Courtney

Represents Senate District 11. Testifies in support of SB 6. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

069

Dr. Thad Stanford

Chair, Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. Testifies in support of SB 6. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

106

Sen. Kruse

Asks for clarification regarding the types of sports drinks mentioned.  

108

Stanford

Explains.

117

Stanford

Continues testimony on SB 6.

219

Sen. Alan Bates

Represents Senate District 3. Testifies in support of SB 6.

266

Sen. Kruse

Comments on testimony. Wonders if the penalties are strong enough. Points out that it is a form of child abuse.

310

Sen. Courtney

Responds to Sen. Kruse’s comments.

322

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on the desire of children to become professional athletes. Talks about a high school coach who was selling his students supplements. Says that parents see dollar signs in their children.

340

Stanford

Responds to Sen. Morrisette’s comment.

353

Sen. Bates

Responds to Sen. Morrisette’s comment.

381

Chair Walker

Talks about the coach mentioned by Sen. Morrisette.

TAPE 55, B

010

Stanford

Mentions rule in school districts regarding taking medication.

015

Chair Walker

Says that it is an interesting point. Asks for Sen. Courtney’s opinion on SB 6.

022

Sen. Courtney

Says he has very strong views on the topic. Says he is pleased and honored to introduce SB 6.

030

Sen. Kruse

Says he is going to be more conscientious of the supplements he takes. Comments on mandatory reporting and child abuse.

058

Stanford

Responds to Sen. Kruse’s comments.

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

 

Laure Trickell R.N.

Project Director, Heart Ready High Schools Project. Submits written testimony on SB 6 (EXHIBIT E).

 

Sen. Vicki Walker

Represents Senate District 7. Submits letter from the Eugene School District regarding SB 6 (EXHIBIT F).

070

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 6.

SB 6 – WORK SESSION

072

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  6 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.

PRESIDENT COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

077

Chair Walker

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 515, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  2. SB 515, written testimony, Rep. Mark Hass, 1 p
  3. SB 6, written testimony, Sen. Peter Courtney, 3 pp
  4. SB 6, written testimony, Dr. Thad Stanford, 24 pp
  5. SB 6, written testimony, Laure Trickel R.N., 3 pp
  6. SB 6, letter, Sen. Vicki Walker, 2 pp