SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

March 08, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  30 - 31

Corrected 10/25/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 623 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 404 – 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 30, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls the meeting to order at 3:12 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SB 623.

SB 623 - PUBLIC HEARING

020

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Explains the bill and introduces the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

033

Chair Morrisette

Discusses previous similar bills and the -2 amendments.

050

Jim Gardener

PhRMA.  Testifies in support of SB 623 with the -2 amendments.

060

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 623.

SB 623 – WORK SESSION

063

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 623-2 amendments dated 3/8/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

068

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 623A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

070

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 623and opens a public hearing on SB 404.

 

SB 404 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill and introduces the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

095

Scott Ekblad

Deputy Director, Oregon Office of Rural Health.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 404 (EXHIBIT C).

130

Chair Morrisette

Asks if there is a fiscal impact for SB 404.

133

Ekblad

Responds that there is no fiscal impact.

134

Chair Morrisette

Asks to explains map in EXHIBIT C.

135

Ekblad

Explains.

145

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks why Bandon, Oregon is included in the loan repayment program.

150

Ekblad

Explains.

155

Chair Morrisette

Asks what the white areas on the map represent.

160

Ekblad

Explains.

170

Sen. Ben Westlund

Senate District 29.  Submits and presents an article entitled “Medical Miscalculation Creates Doctor Shortage” (EXHIBIT D) and testifies in support of SB 404.

210

Tom Holt

Executive Director, Oregon State Pharmacy Association.  Testifies in support of SB 404 and introduces the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

250

Chair Morrisette

Asks Holt to walk through the effects of the -2 amendments.

255

Holt

Begins to discuss the -2 amendments.

270

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks if it is common to have six (6) pharmacies under common ownership.

275

Holt

Explains the data resources attributed to that figure.

290

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Clarifies that Safeway would not be eligible.

295

Holt

Answers question.

308

Holt

Continues discussing the -2 amendments.

345

Chair Morrisette

Asks Ekblad if he has any issues with the -2 amendments

350

Ekblad

Answers no.

355

Chair Morrisette

Stands the committee at ease to call Legislative Counsel.

360

Chair Morrisette

Reconvenes meeting.  Asks Holly Robinson to explain why a section is being deleted in the -2 amendments.

370

Holly Robinson

Legislative Counsel Office.  Explains the -2 amendments.

435

Chair Morrisette

Comments that he appreciates her explanation.

440

Robinson

Continues to clarify statutes in the -2 amendments.

TAPE 31, A

003

Berkobien

Asks if there are any conflicts with the -1 amendments.

005

Robinson

Responds, no.

010

Chair Morrisette

Asks Ekblad if he is ok with the testimony from Robinson.

015

Ekblad

Responds the Office of Rural Health supports SB 404 and the -1 and -2 amendments.

020

Chair Morrisette

Comments that the -2 amendments were just released and comments on the lack of time for review.

022

Ekblad

States again that the Office of Rural Health supports SB 404 with amendments.

027

Berkobien

Asks to explain fiscal impact with the amendments.

034

Ekblad

Responds that there are no fiscal impacts.

035

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 404

SB 404 – WORK SESSION

038

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 404-1 amendments dated 2/22/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

042

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 404-2 amendments dated 2/28/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

046

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 404A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

055

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 404 and adjourns meeting at 3:50 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 623, -2 amendments, staff, 1 p

B.     SB 404, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p

C.     SB 404, written testimony, Scott Ekblad, 4 pp

D.    SB 404, article, Sen. Ben Westlund, 4 pp

E.     SB 404, -2 amendments, Tom Holt, 3 pp