SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 12, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                              Tape  61

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Rick Metsger

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

HB 2442 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2244 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2251 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2254 – 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 61, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2442.

HB 2442 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2442.

012

Rep. Tom Butler

Represents House District 60. Testifies in support of HB 2442.

034

Sen. Kruse

Asks how Rep. Butler found the problem.

036

Rep. Butler

Explains.

046

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2442.

HB 2442 – WORK SESSION

048

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2442 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Metsger, Sen. Monnes Anderson

 

 

(See tape 61 at 364, page 4 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

054

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2244.

HB 2244 – PUBLIC HEARING

060

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2244.

075

Chair Morrisette

Talks about HB 2244.

091

Sen. C. Starr

Feels that HB 2244 should be moved to the Senate floor with a do pass recommendation.

095

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2244.

HB 2244 – WORK SESSION

096

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2244 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Metsger, Sen. Monnes Anderson

 

 

(See tape 61 at 350, page 3 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. C. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

106

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2251.

HB 2251 – PUBLIC HEARING

112

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2251.

126

Sen. C. Starr

Comments on HB 2251.

133

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2251.

HB 2251 – WORK SESSION

134

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2251 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Metsger, Sen. Monnes Anderson

 

 

(See tape 61 at 357, page 3 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. C. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

143

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2254.

HB 2254 – PUBLIC HEARING

145

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2254.

155

Bruce Bishop

Oregon Association of Treatment Centers. Testifies in opposition to HB 2254 as drafted. Talks about problems with HB 2254. Submits written testimony for the record (EXHIBIT A).

176

Sen. C. Starr

Says that Legislative Counsel has instructed that the relating clause is carefully drawn and cannot be modified. Feels that HB 2254 cannot be amended.

185

Bishop

Believes that the statute that is being amended specifies that a private child care agency can obtain insurance under specific conditions.

202

Sen. C. Starr

Asks for clarification regarding whether or not psychiatric treatment is being provided in the centers for individuals other than children.

205

Bishop

Replies that the day treatment programs provide psychiatric treatment for children only.

216

Sen. C. Starr

Comments that HB 2254  should not be moved today.

221

Chair Morrisette

Asks Bishop if he is familiar with the Child Center in Lane County.

222

Bishop

Replies yes.

223

Chair Morrisette

Asks if he is familiar with the Star Jasper Mountain Center in Lane County.

225

Bishop

Replies yes.

227

Chair Morrisette

Clarifies Bishop’s request.

230

Bishop

Replies yes and explains.

235

Chair Morrisette

Comments on the treatment centers.

239

Sen. Kruse

Asks about line 6 of HB 2254.

250

Bishop

Explains.

263

Chair Morrisette

Asks what the origin is between the two organizations.

266

Bishop

Explains.

271

Berkobien

Asks what kind of liability issues there have been.

275

Bishop

Explains that the day treatment programs are non profit organizations which are responsible for getting their own liability insurance.

282

Berkobien

Asks if he knows what the difference in cost would be if HB 2254 was passed.

285

Bishop

Replies that he does not know the answer.

294

Chair Morrisette

Asks if Star Jasper Mountain is a non-profit organization.

295

Bishop

Replies yes.

297

Chair Morrisette

Comments that their liability is for 24 hours a day.

300

Sen. Kruse

Comments on possible amendments to HB 2254.

307

Bishop

Responds.

311

Sen. Kruse

Expresses problem with definition.

319

Bishop

Explains that his reading of the statute is that it is addressing two types of childcare facilities.

325

Sen. Kruse

Asks if he qualifies under that definition.

326

Bishop

Replies yes.

331

Sen. Kruse

Says he is unclear on the definitions.

336

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on HB 2254.

337

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks for permission to vote.

340

Chair Morrisette

Re-opens work session on HB 2244 to allow Sen. Monnes Anderson to vote.

HB 2244 – WORK SESSION

348

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. MONNES ANDERSON to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motion to move HB 2244 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

349

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

350

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

 

(See tape 61 at 096, page 2 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. C. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

353

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on HB 2244 and re-opens work session on HB 2251 to allow Sen. Monnes Anderson to vote.

HB 2251 – WORK SESSION

355

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. MONNES ANDERSON to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motion to move HB 2251 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

356

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

357

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

 

(See tape 61 at 134, page 2 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. C. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

360

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on HB 2251 and re-opens work session on HB 2442 to allow Sen. Monnes Anderson to vote.

HB 2442 – WORK SESSION

362

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. MONNES ANDERSON to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motion to move HB 2442 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

363

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

364

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

 

 

(See tape 61 at 048, page 1 of these minutes)

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

365

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Reports that she just returned from touring the Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital.

375

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 3:31 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 2254, written testimony, Bruce Bishop, 2 pp