SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 14, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 62 - 63

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

HB 2498A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2497 – 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 62, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls the meeting to order at 3:12 p.m. Opens a public hearing on HB 2498A.

HB 2498A – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill and introduces the -A3 amendments to HB 2498A (EXHIBIT A).

020

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

House District 42.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2498A with the -A3 amendments (EXHIBIT B) and a report on Clinical Breast Examinations (EXHIBIT C).

075

Chair Morrisette

Opens a public hearing on HB 2497 in addition to HB 2498A.

HB 2497, HB 2498A – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

House District 42.  Testifies in support of HB 2497 and HB 2498A with the –A3 amendments.

105

Elizabeth Steiner

Assistant Research Professor, Family Medicine.  Associate Director, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Cancer Institute, Breast Health Education Program.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2498A (EXHIBIT D).

190

Hans Bernard

Legislative Aide, Senator Kate Brown, Senate District 21.  Testifies in support of HB 2498A with the -A3 amendments.

215

Steiner

Provides statistics on women diagnosed with breast cancer.

235

Suzanne Fenske

Citizen, Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2498A with the -A3 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

265

Rebecca Hamilton

Citizen, Oregon.  Testifies in support of HB 2498A with the -A3 amendments.

303

Marcia Kelley

Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition.  Testifies in support of HB 2498A with the -A3 amendments and HB 2497.

332

Chair Monnes Anderson

Introduces written testimony submitted by Lynn Lundquist, Oregon Business Association, in support of HB 2497 (EXHIBIT F).

365

Becca Uherbelau

Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2497 (EXHIBIT G).

400

Charles Burr

Interim Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2497 (EXHIBIT H).

440

Joanne Rogovoy

State Director, Program Services, March of Dimes.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2497 (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 63, A

030

Carol Misrack

Citizen, Salem, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2497 (EXHIBIT J).

060

Jan Franke

Citizen, Oregon.  Testifies in support of HB 2497.

090

Chair Morrisette

Asks witnesses to address the -A3 amendment to HB 2498A. 

095

Franke

Testifies in support of the -A3 amendments to HB 2498A.

105

Sen. Alan Bates

Senate District 3.  Testifies regarding HB 2497.  States concerns with the language of the bill.

140

Sen. Morrisette

Refers to line eight (8) of the -A3 amendments to HB 2498A.  States that it is an annual clinical exam, not a mammogram.

145

Sen. Bates

States that he does not have the -A3 amendments to HB 2498A.  Refers to line eleven (11) of HB 2498A and states that it is current practice.

150

Sen. Kruse

Asks the additional cost of a clinical breast examination.

153

Sen. Bates

Responds.  Comments on the intent of the bill.

158

Chair Morrisette

Asks if he has seen the –A3 amendments to HB 2498A.

165

Sen. Bates

States that the amendments are acceptable.

170

Sen. Metsger

Clarifies that the clinical routine check up includes a breast examination.

173

Sen. Bates

Answers, yes. Explains.

180

Sen. Kruse

Asks for clarification that the breast examination is included in an annual routine check up in his office.

182

Sen. Bates

Responds, yes.

184

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the breast examination is included in an annual routine check up for most physicians.

187

Sen. Bates

Answers that it should be.

190

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the bill would change current procedures.

193

Sen. Bates

States the intent of the bill.

207

Sen. Kruse

Asks why the insurance mandate is necessary if it is already current practice.

212

Sen. Bates

Responds.

215

Sen. Kruse

Asks what the cost would be for only the breast examination.

217

Sen. Bates

Answers, $40 in his office.

218

Sen. Kruse

Asks Sen. Bates how much a well-woman examination costs in his office.

219

Sen. Bates

Answers, $125 in his office.

222

Sen. Kruse

Asks what the percentage of the $125 is for the breast examination .

224

Sen. Bates

Responds.

230

Courtni Dresser

American Cancer Society.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2497 and in support of HB 2498A with the –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT K).

255

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing on HB 2497 and HB 2498A and opens a work session on HB 2498A.

HB 2498A – WORK SESSION

259

Sen. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 2498A-A3 amendments dated 4/14/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

265

Sen. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2498A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

289

Chair Morrisette

Closes the work session on HB 2498A and opens a work session on HB 2497.

HB 2497 – WORK SESSION

288

Sen. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2497 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

290

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the intent to remove the sunset provision and states that it should not be deleted.

300

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill and the sunset provisions.

312

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the bill repeals the sunset provisions.

313

Berkobien

Responds.

315

Sen. Kruse

Comments that it is not appropriate to repeal the sunset provision.

320

 

VOTE:  4-1-0

AYE:               4 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson, Starr C., Morrisette

NAY:               1 - Kruse

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

335

Chair Morrisette

Closes the work session on HB 2497 and adjourns the meeting at 4:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 2498A, -A3 amendments, staff, 1 p

B.     HB 2498A, written testimony, Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, 2 pp

C.     HB 2498A, report, Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, 2 pp

D.    HB 2498A, written testimony, Elizabeth Steiner, 2 pp

E.     HB 2498A, written testimony, Suzanne Fenske, 1 p

F.      HB 2497, written testimony, Lynn Lundquist, 2 pp

G.    HB 2497, written testimony, Becca Uherbelau, 1 p

H.    HB 2497, written testimony, Charles Burr, 1 p

I.       HB 2497, written testimony, Joanne Rogovoy, 3 pp

J.      HB 2497, written testimony, Carol Misrack, 1 p

K.    HB 2497, HB 2498A, written testimony, Courtni Dresser, 4 pp