SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

March 28, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  60 - 62

Corrected 10/19/05

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:        

SB 789 - Public Hearing

SB 454 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 560 – Public Hearing

SB 860 - 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 60, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 3:08 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 789.

SB 789 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 789. Mentions the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A). Mentions sample contract submitted by Jim Green (EXHIBIT B).

029

Kaaren Heikes

Oregon Director, Charter Schools Development Center. Testifies in support of SB 789. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C). Mentions HB 3174 . Explains that it is very similar or the same as SB 789. Talks about workgroup formed to work on amendments for HB 3174.

069

Jim Green

Oregon School Boards Association. Testifies in opposition to SB 789. Talks about submitted sample contract (EXHIBIT B). Talks about workgroup formed to work on amendments to HB 3174. Invites Sen. C. Starr to sit in on the workgroup.

093

Chair Walker

Replies that Sen. C. Starr has agreed to sit in on the workgroup.

098

Randy Harnisch

Oregon Department of Education. Testifies on SB 789. Talks about the workgroup formed to work on amendments for HB 3174.

115

Sen. Morrisette

Says that he opposed the charter school movement in 1999 but has since visited a number of charter schools and feels that they are doing good work. Expresses interest in SB 789.

125

Sen. C. Starr

Expresses support of SB 789.

131

Sen. Morrisette

Says that Sen. C. Starr is the reason he is involved with SB 789.

142

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 789 and opens public hearing on SB 454.

SB 454  – PUBLIC HEARING

145

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 454.

152

Sen. Kruse

Talks about SB 454.

169

Tamara Brickman

Legislative Coordinator, Oregon Employment Department. Introduces herself.

172

Ed Jasmine

Oregon Employment Department. Testifies on SB 454.

194

Sen. C. Starr

Asks about the utilization of the credit.

196

Jasmine

Explains.

204

Sen. C. Starr

Asks for information on the amount of tax credit allowed to employers.

208

Jasmine

Responds.

218

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 454.

SB 454 – WORK SESSION

221

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 454 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue.

225

Sen. Kruse

Asks Sen. C. Starr if he would consider a friendly amendment to SB 454 when it goes to the Revenue Committee. Suggests that the tax credit be doubled to two thousand dollars.

232

Sen. C. Starr

Says that he will carry the message forward since he is on the Revenue Committee.

242

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

243

Chair Walker

Closes work session and opens public hearings on SB 560 and SB 860.

SB 560 and SB 860 – PUBLIC HEARINGS

265

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 560 and SB 860. Mentions SB 560 -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D). Mentions letter submitted for the record from the National Confectioners Association  (EXHIBIT E & LL), an article submitted for the record from the National Confectioners Association (EXHIBIT F & MM) and an email from Jim Mannenbach (EXHIBIT G & NN).

275

Sen. Bill Morrisette

Represents Senate District 6. Testifies in support of SB 560.

304

Chair Walker

Asks Sen. Morrisette’s opinion regarding whether or not it is a local control issue.

306

Sen. Morrisette

Responds.

314

Ted Keizer

Legislative Assistant, Sen. Joanne Verger’s office. Testifies in support of SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony on behalf of Sen. Joanne Verger (EXHIBIT H & OO) and submits his written testimony (EXHIBIT I & PP).

363

Chair Walker

Asks what Keizer means by “worst offenders of junk food”.

364

Keizer

Defines the term “worst offenders of junk food”.

TAPE 61, A

003

Pat Burk

Chief Policy Officer, Oregon Department of Education. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits Evaluation and Recommendations for Improving the School Nutrition Environment (EXHIBIT J & QQ).

103

Burk

Continues testimony on SB 560 and SB 860.

164

Chair Walker

Asks for members who served on the taskforce to stand up for recognition. Speaks to the efforts of the taskforce. Asks Burk if the Federal Government’s wellness policy will only apply to the districts that participate in a school lunch program that uses federal funds.

186

Burk

Believes this to be true.

192

Chair Walker

Asks Burk how many of the districts do not participate in the federal program.

199

Heidi Dupuis

Department of Education. Responds to Sen. Walker’s question.

211

Joyce Doherty

Director, Child Nutrition Programs. Introduces herself.

222

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

Represents House District 41. Testifies in support of SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).

300

Robin Stromberg

President, Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA). Testifies in opposition to SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L & RR).

TAPE 60, B

001

Stromberg

Continues testimony on SB 560 and SB 860.

026

Janet Beer

President, Oregon Child Nutrition Coalition. Testifies in opposition to SB 560 and SB 860.

057

Carol McLeod

Registered Dietitian. Testifies in opposition to SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT M & SS).

088

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on testimony.

093

McLeod

Responds to Sen. Morrisette’s comment.

105

Jonah Edelman

Stand for Children. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT N).

157

Scott Schieber, MD

Physician. Testifies in support of SB 560. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT O).

185

Mel Kohn, MD

Physician. Testifies in support of SB 560 and testifies on SB 860. Submits written testimony on SB 560 (EXHIBIT P) and SB 860 (EXHIBIT Q).

210

Chair Walker

Asks about submitted testimony.

214

Kohn

Responds.  

225

Kathy Kaiser

Area Manager, Coca Cola Bottling Company of Oregon. Testifies in opposition to SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT R & TT).

343

Chair Walker

Asks Eric Forrest if the Eugene School Board has taken a position on the issue.

349

Eric Forrest

Vice President, MLF Group, President, Oregon Soft Drink Association, Eugene School Board Member. Responds to Sen. Walker’s question. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT S & UU).

TAPE 61, B

001

Forrest

Continues testimony on SB 560 and SB 860.

027

Sen. Morrisette

Responds to testimony.

032

Forrest

Reiterates that it is about choice.

036

Chair Walker

Asks if the high schools in Eugene have coffee carts.

038

Forrest

Says that he is unaware.

041

Erica Hetfeld

Grocery Manufacturers of America. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT T & VV) and editorial (EXHIBIT U & WW).

068

Dr. Jim Lace

Oregon Pediatrics Society and the Oregon Medical Association. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT V & XX).

126

Noelle Dobson

Upstream Public Health. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT W).

198

Darlene Cain

American Diabetes Association. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT X) and submits written testimony on behalf of Laura Thelander (EXHIBIT Y).

287

Sharon Morgan

Registered Dietician. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860.

332

Cindi Hiatt-Henry

Supervisor, Food and Nutrition Services. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT Z).

365

Chair Walker

Comments that it sounds like there will be a fiscal impact on local districts.

369

Hiatt-Henry

Agrees and explains.

381

Sen. Deckert

Asks for examples of what would be found in vending machines and on the lunch menu at a McMinnville school.

394

Hiatt-Henry

Explains.

422

Sen. Deckert

Asks what would be found in the vending machines.

425

Hiatt-Henry

Explains.

TAPE 62, A

003

Chris Bosak

Dietician. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits newsletter from Land O’ Lakes (EXHIBIT AA & YY).

063

Sen. Kruse

Comments on mandate.

076

Nancy Becker

Dietician. Testifies on SB 560. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT BB & ZZ).

115

Mary Lou Hennrich

Nurse. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT CC & AAA)

140

Craig Mosbaek

Policy Director, Upstream Public Health. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT DD & BBB).

175

Jane Myers

Director of Government Affairs, Oregon Dental Association. Testifies on SB 560. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT EE).

176

Joan Randall

Administrative Director, Oregon Health Science University Center for the Study of Weight Regulations and Associated Disorders. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT FF & CCC).

184

Lupita Salazar-Letscher

Nurse. Testifies in support of SB 560 and SB 860.

216

Chuck Bennett

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits informational packet (EXHIBIT GG & DDD).

234

David Williams

Oregon School Boards Association. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860. Submits nutrition program selected sample policy  (EXHIBIT HH & EEE).

259

Lou Lemerti

Bend West Services. Testifies on SB 560 and SB 860.

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

 

Kasey Jakien

Citizen. Submits written testimony in support of SB 560 (EXHIBIT II).

 

Jimmy Unger, MD

Pediatrician. Submits written testimony in support of SB 560 (EXHIBIT JJ).

 

Lisa Vincent

Beaverton School District. Submits written testimony on SB 560 (EXHIBIT KK).

315

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and adjourns meeting at 5:23 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 789, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  2. SB 789, sample contract, Jim Green, 30 pp
  3. SB 789, written testimony, Kaaren Heikes, 2 pp
  4. SB 560, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  5. SB 560, written testimony, Stephen Lodge, 2 pp
  6. SB 560, article, American Dietetic Association, 1 p
  7. SB 560, written testimony, Jim Mannenbach, 1 p
  8. SB 560, written testimony, Sen. Joanne Verger, 1 p
  9. SB 560, written testimony, Ted Keizer, 2 pp
  10. SB 560, Evaluation and Recommendations, Pat Burk, 27 pp
  11. SB 560, written testimony, Rep. Carolyn Tomei, 1 p
  12. SB 560, written testimony, Robin Stromberg, 3 pp
  13. SB 560, written testimony, Carol McLeod, 2 pp
  14. SB 560, written testimony, Jonah Edelman, 2 pp
  15. SB 560, written testimony, Scott Schieber, MD, 1 p
  16. SB 560, written testimony, Mel Kohn, MD, 2 pp
  17. SB 860, written testimony, Mel Kohn, MD, 2 pp
  18. SB 560, written testimony, Kathy Kaiser, 2 pp
  19. SB 560, written testimony, Eric Forrest, 2 pp
  20. SB 560, written testimony, Erica Hetfeld, 2 pp
  21. SB 560, article, Erica Hetfeld, 2 pp
  22. SB 560, written testimony, James Lace, MD, 2 pp
  23. SB 560, written testimony, Noelle Dobson, 2 pp
  24. SB 560, written testimony, Darlene Cain, 8 pp
  25. SB 560, written testimony, Laura Thelander, 1 p
  26. SB 560, written testimony, Cindi Hiatt-Henry, 1 p
  27. SB 560, newsletter, Chris Bosak, 4 pp
  28. SB 560, written testimony, Nancy Becker, 3 pp
  29. SB 560, written testimony, Mary Lou Hennrich, 3 pp
  30. SB 560, written testimony, Craig Mosbaek, 2 pp
  31. SB 560, written testimony, Jane Myers, 1 p
  32.    SB 560, written testimony, Joan Randall, 1 p
  33. SB 560, informational packet, Chuck Bennett, 66 pp
  34. SB 560, sample policy, David Williams, 17 pp
  35.    SB 560, written testimony, Kasey Jakien, 1 p
  36.    SB 560, written testimony, Jimmy Unger, MD, 2 pp
  37. SB 560, written testimony, Lisa Vincent, 3 pp
  38. SB 860, written testimony, Stephen Lodge, 2 pp
  39. SB 860, article, American Dietetic Association, 1 p
  40. SB 860, written testimony, Jim Mannenbach, 1 p
  41. SB 860, written testimony, Sen. Joanne Verger, 1 p
  42.       SB 860, written testimony, Ted Keizer, 2 pp
  43. SB 860, Evaluation and Recommendations, Pat Burk, 27 pp
  44. SB 860, written testimony, Robin Stromberg, 3 pp
  45.       SB 860, written testimony, Carol McLeod, 2 pp
  46. SB 860, written testimony, Kathy Kaiser, 2 pp
  47. SB 860, written testimony, Eric Forrest, 2 pp
  48. SB 860, written testimony, Erica Hetfeld, 2 pp
  49. SB 860, article, Erica Hetfeld, 2 pp
  50. SB 860, written testimony, James Lace, MD, 2 pp
  51. SB 860, newsletter, Chris Bosak, 4 pp
  52. SB 860, written testimony, Nancy Becker, 3 pp
  53. SB 860, written testimony, Mary Lou Hennrich, 3 pp
  54. SB 860, written testimony, Craig Mosbaek, 2 pp
  55. SB 860, written testimony, Joan Randall, 1 p
  56. SB 860, informational packet, Chuck Bennett, 66 pp
  57. SB 860, sample policy, David Williams, 17 pp