SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

May 25, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 71 - 72

Corrected 10/25/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 1064 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 503 – Work Session

HB 2063 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2064 – 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 71, A

003

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:04 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SB 1064.

SB 1064 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Presents an overview of SB 1064.

025

Senate President Peter Courtney

Senate District 11.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1064 (EXHIBIT A).

125

Jeff Daly

Citizen, Larkspur, California.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1064 (EXHIBIT B).

180

Layne DeLoff

Citizen, Astoria, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1064 (EXHIBIT C).

205

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks DeLoff to clarify statement regarding the former 20,000 Fairview Rehabilitation Center patients.

210

Daly

Responds.

216

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks DeLoff how long it took to find his sister.

218

DeLoff

Responds that it took a month.

222-390

Sen. Courtney

Shows video entitled, “Where’s Molly?”

392

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses how children with mental illness were seen as a stigma.

410

Berkobien

Submits and explains the -1 amendments to SB 1064 (EXHIBIT D).

425

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses written testimony from Kathryn Weit and asks her to discuss SB 1064.

440

Kathryn Weit

Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 1064 with the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

TAPE 72, A

006

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if parents signed their rights away when they sent their child to the Fairview Rehabilitation Center.

009

Weit

Responds.

016

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks how many patients can live in a group home.

019

Weit

Answers that most group homes have 5 residents or less.

027

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 1064.

SB 1064 – WORK SESSION

028

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 1064-1 amendments dated 5/19/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

031

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 1064 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

035

Sen. Kruse

Thanks Sen. Courtney for his work sponsoring SB 1064.

036

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

040

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on SB 1064 and opens a work session on SB 503.

SB 503 – WORK SESSION

045

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote by which SB 503 was sent to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

046

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

049

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which SB 503 was sent to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

060

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Introduces and presents overview of the -13 amendments to SB 503 (EXHIBIT F).

098

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses why SB 503 is being reconsidered.  Asks if the committee has questions.

128

Sen. Courtney

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 503-13 amendments dated 5/23/05.

140

Sen. Kruse

Discusses why he opposes SB 503.

166

Sen. Morrisette

Discusses his support for SB 503.

184

Chair Monnes Anderson

States that not-for profit centers do not participate in the Certificate of Need (CON) process.  Discusses how ambulatory surgical centers hinder hospitals financially.

200

Sen. Kruse

Interjects that he agrees having fairness, but that it should not be done by legislation.

209

Sen. George

States that SB 503 will not help healthcare costs.

222

Sen. Morrisette

Discusses how implementations of rules can help healthcare costs.

227

Sen. Kruse

Notes comment made by Sen. Ben Westlund.

230

 

VOTE:  3-2-0

AYE:               3 - Morrisette, President Courtney, Monnes Anderson

NAY:               2 - George, Kruse

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MONNES ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

233

Sen. Kruse

Serves notice of a possible minority report.

245

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on SB 503 and opens a public hearing on HB 2063.

HB 2063 – PUBLIC HEARING

250

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Presents an overview of HB 2063 and introduces the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

260

Rocky King

Administrator, Insurance Pool Governing Board.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2063 (EXHIBIT H).

290

Sen. Kruse

Discusses concerns with the -1 amendments.

320

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2063.

HB 2063 – WORK SESSION

323

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2063 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Morrisette

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

335

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2063 and opens a public hearing on HB 2064.

HB 2064 – PUBLIC HEARING

340

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 2064 and introduces the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

353

Rocky King

Administrator, Insurance Pool Governing Board.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2064 (EXHIBIT J).

403

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks a question regarding eligible dependants.

408

King

Responds.

420

Lisa Trussell

Associated Oregon Industries (AOI).  Testifies in support of HB 2064 with the -2 amendments.

TAPE 71, B

010

Rep. Mary Nolan

House District 36.  Testifies in support of HB 2064 with the -2 amendments.  Explains the -2 amendments.

055

Sen. Morrisette

Asks Rep. Nolan to address the fiscal impact.

058

Rep. Nolan

Discusses the minimal fiscal impact.

065

King

Provides additional information regarding the minimal fiscal impact.

080

Sen. George

Asks how openness and fairness was addressed in the bill.

086

Rep. Nolan

Responds.

095

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses other bills that have been passed during the 2005 session that will impact the Oregon Health Policy commission.

115

Sen. Morrisette

States that he has not spoke with Bruce Goldberg or Rocky King regarding the bill. 

122

Sen. Kruse

Questions if the bill will be effective and provide the information that is needed.  Discusses a possible interim committee to address issues.

139

Sen. Morrisette

Asks the Chair a question.

142

Chair Monnes Anderson

Discusses SB 819 and SB 1040.  Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2064.

HB 2064 – WORK SESSION

150

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2064 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead the discussion on the floor.

159

Sen. Morrisette

Discusses the miscommunication with the -2 amendments.

161

Chair Monnes Anderson

States that she and Rep. Nolan did work together and had discussions regarding the amendments.

165

Sen. Kruse

Questions why the amendment was not considered in the House committee.

168

Chair Monnes Anderson

Clarifies that she wanted the opportunity to discuss the amendment.  Closes the work session on HB 2064.  Adjourns the meeting at 2:17 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 1064, written testimony, Sen. Peter Courtney, 2 pp

B.     SB 1064, written testimony, Jeff Daly, 1 p

C.     SB 1064, written testimony, Layne Deloff, 1 p

D.    SB 1064, written testimony, Kathryn Weit, 1 p

E.     SB 1064, -1 amendments, staff, 3 pp

F.      SB 503, -13 amendments, staff, 9 pp

G.    HB 2063, -1 amendments, staff, 8 pp

H.    HB 2063, written testimony, Rocky King, 2 pp

I.       HB 2064, -2 amendments, staff, 4 pp

J.      HB 2064, written testimony, Rocky King, 2 pp