SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 19, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 64 - 65

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 818 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 666 – Public Hearing

SB 782 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 870 – 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 64, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls the meeting to order at 3:11 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SB 818.

SB 818 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Explains SB 818 and introduces the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

020

Andrea Myers

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Oregon.  Testifies in opposition to SB 818 with the -1 amendments.  States concerns with the bill that need to be addressed.

053

Sen. Kruse

Asks Myers if she would continue conversations with the House committee if the bill gets passed out of the Senate.

057

Myers

Responds.

070

Ellen Lowe

Legislative Advocate, Oregon Law Center.  Testifies with a neutral position to SB 818.  States that additional reports are needed before the bill is passed.

101

Chair Morrisette

Asks Lowe if she was present for a report presented in September, 2004.

103

Lowe

Responds that she has seen a preliminary report. States that she heard it was never finalized.

117

Chair Morrisette

Asks Gary Weeks to address concerns of the report.

118

Gary Weeks

Director, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).  Testifies in support of SB 818 with the -1 amendments.  Answers question regarding the report.

140

Weeks

Clarifies the intent of the -1 amendments to SB 818.

170

Sen. Kruse

Comments on creating reports as stated in the -1 amendments.  Comments on the -1 amendments to SB 818.

185

Weeks

Comments on the referral system with faith based relationships.

210

Sen. C. Starr

Asks how county officials are involved in delivery for services.

215

Weeks

Responds.

222

Sen. C. Starr

States that Washington County, Oregon has created several services for faith based organizations to provide assistance.

243

Chair Morrisette

States concerns regarding the bill. Asks if a final report was created from DHS.

248

Sen. Frank Shields

Senate District 24.  Testifies in support of SB 818 with the -1 amendments.  Responds to the Chair’s question regarding the report.

330

Sen. Shields

Explains the intent of the bill with the -1 amendments.

275

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 818.

SB 818 – WORK SESSION

380

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 818-1 amendments dated 4/5/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

355

Chair Morrisette

Comments on his past experience working with faith based relationships.  States what he would like to see the Department of Human Services submit reports.

383

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 818 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

470

Chair Morrisette

Closes the work session on SB 818 and opens a public hearing on SB 666.

TAPE 65, A

SB 666 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Rick Berkobien

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

040

Tom Holt

Oregon State Pharmacy Association.  Testifies in support of SB 666 with the -2 amendments.

110

Sen. Kruse

Asks question regarding liability.

113

Holt

Responds.

116

Sen. Kruse

States concerns of possible law suits toward physicians.

120

Holt

Remarks that there will be continued discussion.  Comments that her issue can be resolved.

125

Sen. Kruse

Comments on concerns of the bill regarding law suits.

135

Holt

Continues to testify in support of SB 666 with the -2 amendments.

185

Scott Gallant

Oregon Medical Association.  Submits and presents written testimony regarding SB 666 with the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

235

Chair Morrisette

Comments that a work session will not be held on SB 666.  Closes the public hearing on SB 666.  Stands the committee at ease.

245

Chair Morrisette

Reconvenes the meeting.  Opens a public hearing on SB 782.

SB 782 – PUBLIC HEARING

248

Rick Berkobien

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

280

Lee Hazelwood

Senior Advocate.  Testifies in support of SB 782 with the -1 amendments.

315

Chair Morrisette

Asks Hazelwood if the bill is a step toward his ultimate goal.

318

Hazelwood

Affirms.

320

Chair Morrisette

Asks what is being done by states and local agencies to contact people.  Discusses what could be done during the interim to make progress.

335

Hazelwood

Comments.

344

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 782.

SB 782 – WORK SESSION

346

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 782-1 amendments dated 4/11/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

353

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 782 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

357

Chair Morrisette

Closes the work session on SB 782 and opens a public hearing on SB 870.

SB 870 – PUBLIC HEARING

365

Rick Berkobien

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

390

Mary Lee Fay

Administrator, Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities, Office of Home Community Supports, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 870 (EXHIBIT F).

TAPE 64, B

012

Lee Hazelwood

Senior Advocate.  Testifies in opposition to SB 870 and the -1 amendments.

030

Ruth Shepard

Citizen, Salem, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 870.

045

Shepard

States concerns with the bill.

070

Chair Morrisette

Asks Shepard if she strongly supports SB 870.

071

Shepard

Responds, yes.

078

Jacqueline Zimmer

Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities.  Testifies in support of SB 870.

082

Chair Morrisette

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 870.

SB 870 – WORK SESSION

083

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 870-1 amendments dated 3/11/05.

084

Sen. C. Starr

Refers to section six (6) of the -1 amendments. Asks if the bill is going to the committee on Ways and Means.

087

Chair Morrisette

Answers yes.

089

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

090

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 870 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

096

Sen. Kruse

States his support of SB 870.  Comments that discussion about funds will be handled in the Ways and Means committee.

104

Chair Morrisette

States why he supports SB 870.

120

Sen. C. Starr

States why he supports SB 870.  States concern regarding funding.

130

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Metsger, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

135

Chair Morrisette

Closes the work session on SB 870.  Adjourns the meeting at 4:23 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 818, -1 amendments, staff, 3 pp

B.     SB 666, -2 amendments, staff, 5 pp

C.     SB 666, written testimony, Scott Gallant, 1 p

D.    SB 782, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p

E.     SB 870, -1 amendments, staff, 4 pp

F.      SB 870, written testimony, Mary Lee Fay, 2 pp