SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE

 

 

March 30, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  65 - 66

 

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 305 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 779 - 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 65, A

005

Chair Walker

Calls meeting to order at 3:04 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 305.

SB 305 – PUBLIC HEARING

011

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 305. Mentions -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

030

Scott Wroot

Co-Founder, Injured Workers Support Group. Testifies in support of SB 305. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B). Talks about the -1 amendments.

120

Chris Davie

SAIF Corporation. Testifies on SB 305. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C). Talks about the -1 amendments.

184

Sen. Morrisette

Asks when the last time significant changes were made to the workers compensation system without a court order.

188

Davie

Says the system was changed in 2001.

197

Sen. Morrisette

Asks why the changes were made. 

199

Davie

Responds.

206

Chair Walker

Asks Wroot why only workers who are insured by the state accident insurance fund would be covered under the program.

210

Wroot

Explains.

230

Chair Walker

Comments that there are rarely changes made to the workers compensation system.

241

Margie Lowe

Executive Director, Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Testifies on SB 305.

280

Chair Walker

Comments on testimony. Asks Wroot if he has looked at other options for administration of the fund.

283

Wroot

Replies yes and explains.

348

Ed Glad

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. Testifies in support of SB 305.

408

Ernest Delmazzo

Injured Workers’ Alliance. Testifies in support of SB 305. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

TAPE 66, A

001

Delmazzo

Continues testimony on SB 305. 

080

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on SB 305.

095

Chair Walker

Comments on SB 305.

097

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing on SB 305 and opens public hearing on SB 779.

SB 779 – PUBLIC HEARING

110

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 779.

117

Barbara Malloy

Associate Director, Presbyterian Preschool and Childcare Center.  Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

144

Sen. Deckert

Comments on childcare.

150

Alice Lyman

Benton CARES Coordinator, Linn-Benton Community College. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

213

Rob Wagner

American Federation of Teachers. Testifies in support of SB 779. Asks for an amendment to SB 779.

228

Chair Walker

Says that the committee would be happy to bring SB 779 back next week if he wants to get an amendment.

232

Wagner

Says that he does not want to hold SB 779 back from being moved to Ways and Means. Says that the amendment can be taken care of in Ways and Means.

242

Elizabeth Jacobs

Teacher, Fruit and Flower Childcare Center. Testifies in support of SB 779.

277

Jane Wagner

Stand for Children. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G). Talks about study done on quality preschool experiences.

311

Sen. Morrisette

Says that he would like a copy of the report.

317

Jane Wagner

Replies that she would be happy to provide a copy of the report.

330

Chair Walker

Comments on study.

353

Jeni Borders

Corvallis Community Childcare Center. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

387

Kim Ashley

CARES Coordinator. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 65, B

001

Ashley

Continues testimony on SB 779.

020

Julie Fosback

Childcare provider. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).

047

Mariann Asbury

Childcare provider. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).

078

Bobbie Jo Sanders

Childcare provider. Testifies in support of SB 779.

098

Jan East

Childcare provider. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

113

Mary Nemmers

Executive Director, Child Resource and Referral Network. Testifies in support of SB 779. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT M).

133

Joy Marshall

Stand for Children. Testifies in support of SB 779.

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

 

Abby Solomon

Lobbyist. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT N).

 

Kyle Rolnick

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT O).

 

Janel McPherson

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT P).

 

Julie Fosback

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT Q).

 

Jeannie Suihkonen

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT R).

 

Shelly Campbell

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT S).

 

Shelley Pasternick

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT T).

 

Kelly LaClapelle

Childcare provider. Submits written testimony on SB 779 (EXHIBIT U).

141

Chair Walker

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 779.

SB 779 – WORK SESSION

143

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  779 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair Walker

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

157

Chair Walker

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 4:15 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 305, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  2. SB 305, written testimony, Scott Wroot, 7 pp
  3. SB 305, written testimony, Chris Davie, 2 pp
  4. SB 305, written testimony, Ernest Delmazzo, 2 pp
  5. SB 779, written testimony, Barbara Malloy, 1 p
  6. SB 779, written testimony, Alice Lyman, 15 pp
  7. SB 779, written testimony, Jane Wagner, 3 pp
  8. SB 779, written testimony, Jeni Borders, 1 p
  9. SB 779, written testimony, Kim Ashley, 2 pp
  10. SB 779, written testimony, Julie Fosback, 2 pp
  11. SB 779, written testimony, Mariann Asbury, 2 pp
  12. SB 779, written testimony, Jan East, 1 p
  13. SB 779, written testimony, Mary Nemmers, 1 p
  14. SB 779, written testimony, Abby Solomon, 1 p
  15. SB 779, written testimony, Kyle Rolnick, 2 pp
  16. SB 779, written testimony, Janel McPherson, 2 pp
  17. SB 779, written testimony, Julie Fosback, 2 pp
  18. SB 779, written testimony, Jeannie Suihkonen, 1 p
  19. SB 779, written testimony, Shelly Campbell, 1 p
  20. SB 779, written testimony, Shelly Pasternick, 1 p
  21. SB 779, written testimony, Kelly LaClapelle, 1 p