SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

April 21, 2005                                                                                                      Hearing Room 343

8:30 A.M.                                                                                                                              Tape 49

Corrected 10/07/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Frank Shields

 

VISITING MEMBER:                       President Peter Courtney

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

Executive Appointments – Public Hearing

      Health Services Commission

            Laurie Theodorou

            Kathryn Weit

            Kevin Olson

SB 27 – Work Session

Executive Appointments – Work Session

      State Apprenticeship and Training Council

            Jason Landon

      Oregon Board of Dentistry

            Jill Mason

      Ocean Policy Advisory Council

            Jim Bergeron

            Paul Engelmeyer

            Robin Hartmann

            David Hatch

            Onno Husing

            Scott McMullen

            Bradley Pettinger

            James Pex

            Fred Sickler

            Frank Warrens

      Board of Medical Examiners

            Douglas Kirkpatrick

      Oregon Patient Safety Commission Board of Directors

            Nancy Chi      

      Psychiatric Security Review Board

            Julia Hurlburt

      Board on Public Safety Standards and Training

            Andrew Bentz

      Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

            Francis Charbonnier

      State Workforce Investment Board

            C. Carl Califano

            Charles Karns

            James Paulson

      Public Utility Commission

            John Savage

      State Marine Board

            George Tinker

Executive Appointments – Public Hearing and Work Session

      State Apprenticeship and Training Council

            Kenneth Fry

            Larry Jones

      Oregon Board of Dentistry

            Melissa Grant

      State Marine Board

            Bob Montgomery

      Board of Medical Examiners

            John Stiger

      State Workforce Investment Board

            Bob Craft

            Linda Mock

 

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 49, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.  Opens as subcommittee.  Opens public hearing on Executive Appointments.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – PUBLIC HEARING

HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION – APPOINTMENTS OF LAURIE THEODOROU, KATHRYN WEIT AND KEVIN OLSON (EXHIBIT A)

015

Laurie Theodorou

Mental Health Specialist, Jackson County.  Appears by telephone conference to discuss her interest in and qualifications for the appointment.

045

Kathryn Weit

Policy Analyst, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Appears and discusses her interest in and qualifications for the appointment.

070

Kevin Olson

Physician, oncologist.  Appears and discusses his interest in and qualifications for the appointment.

105

Chair Brown

Asks Theodorou about the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and her role in recreating a vision in Oregon for providing health care for low income Oregonians.

110

Theodorou

Suggests including systems of care billing, especially for children.  Supports parity in mental health services and supports including evidence-based practice in billing requirements for OHP.

125

Chair Brown

Refers to SB 267 (2003) which encourages evidence-based practices in corrections and human services programs.  Asks for description of billing practices.

130

Theodorou

Discusses ways to help children by providing services to the parents, but explains that in billing practices the child must be the identified patient.  Would like to add definitions to assist clinicians.

145

Weit

Discusses mission of OHP to expand coverage to provide care and services to uninsured Oregonians.  Expresses concern over recent cuts to the OHP.  Would like to preserve whatever is possible.

155

Olson

Describes OHP as a crucial structure for protecting the most vulnerable citizens.  Explains there is more need than funding so resources must be prioritized.  Suggests making good decisions will strengthen OHP to provide the most care for the funding available.

165

Chair Brown

Asks about changes last session.

170

Olson

Voices his intention to help the Commission understand technologies available to match need with resources.

185

Chair Brown

Gavels in full committee.  Thanks appointees for volunteering and closes public hearings on executive appointments.  Recesses committee at 8:49 a.m.

187

Chair Brown

Reconvenes the committee at 8:52 a.m.  Opens work session on SB 27.

SB 27 – WORK SESSION

190

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SB 27.

200

Inga Deckert

State Treasurer’s office.  Presents overview of -2 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

220

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 27-2 amendments dated 4/20/05.

225

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

230

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves SB 27 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

232

Sen. Ferrioli

Advises he will vote against the bill and will file a minority report.

235

Chair Brown

Comments that despite concerns expressed by members in earlier hearings about the process of the “price tag committee,” she has heard no comments or concerns from citizens or lobbyists in the past three months.

240

Sen. Atkinson

Advises he will also vote against the bill.

245

 

VOTE:  3-2-0

AYE:               3 – Ringo, Brown, Pres. Courtney

NAY:               2 - Atkinson, Ferrioli

EXCUSED:    1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

255

Chair Brown

Closes work session on SB 27.  Advises SB 849 will be set over.  Opens work session on Executive Appointments.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – WORK SESSION

STATE APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COUNCIL – APPOINTMENT OF JASON LANDON (See Exhibit B of April 12 Committee Minutes)

260

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Jason Landon to the State Apprenticeship and Training Council to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

265

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

OREGON BOARD OF DENTISTRY – APPOINTMENT OF JILL MASON (See Exhibit C of April 12 Committee Minutes)

270

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Jill Mason to the Oregon Board of Dentistry to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

275

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

OCEAN POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL – APPOINTMENTS OF JIM BERGERON, PAUL ENGELMEYER, ROBIN HARTMANN, DAVID HATCH, ONNO HUSING, SCOTT MCMULLEN, BRADLEY PETTINGER, JAMES PEX, FRED SICKLER, AND
FRANK WARRENS
(See Exhibit A of April 12 Committee Minutes)

280

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENTS of Jim Bergeron, Paul Engelmeyer, Robin Hartmann, David Hatch, Onno Husing, Scott McMullen, Bradley Pettinger, James Pex, Fred Sickler, and Frank Warrens to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council to the floor with the recommendation that the appointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

285

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. VERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS – APPOINTMENT OF DOUGLAS KIRKPATRICK (See Exhibit H of April 12 Committee Minutes)

290

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Douglas Kirkpatrick to the Board of Medical Examiners to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

295

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

OREGON PATIENT SAFETY COMMISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS – APPOINTMENT OF NANCY CHI (See Exhibit D of April 12 Committee Minutes)

300

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Nancy Chi to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission Board of Directors to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

305

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD – APPOINTMENT OF JULIA HURLBURT (See Exhibit E of April 12 Committee Minutes)

310

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Julia Hurlburt to the Psychiatric Security Review Board to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

315

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

BOARD ON PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING – APPOINTMENT AND REAPPOINTMENT OF ANDREW BENTZ (See Exhibit V of April 12 Committee Minutes)

320

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT and REAPPOINTMENT of Andrew Bentz to the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment and reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

325

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF
FRANCIS CHARBONNIER
(See Exhibit R of April 12 Committee Minutes)

330

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Francis Charbonnier to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

335

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

 

STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD – APPOINTMENTS OF C. CARL CALIFANO, CHARLES KARNS AND JAMES PAULSON (See Exhibit F of April 12 Committee Minutes)

340

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENTS of C. Carl Califano, Charles Karns and James Paulson to the State Workforce Investment Board to the floor with the recommendation that the appointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

345

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF JOHN SAVAGE (See Exhibit T of April 12 Committee Minutes)

350

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of John Savage to the Public Utility Commission to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

355

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE MARINE BOARD – APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE TINKER (See Exhibit S of April 12 Committee Minutes)

360

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of George Tinker to the State Marine Board to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

365

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. VERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

370

Chair Brown

Closes work session on Executive Appointments.  Opens public hearing on additional Executive Appointments.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – PUBLIC HEARING

375

Chair Brown

Lists the following appointments to be considered.  Seeing no requests for public testimony, closes the public hearing and opens a work session on Executive Appointments. 

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – WORK SESSION

STATE APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COUNCIL – REAPPOINTMENTS OF KENNETH FRY AND LARRY JONES (EXHIBIT C)

380

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Kenneth Fry and Larry Jones to the State Apprenticeship and Training Council to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

382

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

OREGON BOARD OF DENTISTRY – REAPPOINTMENT OF MELISSA GRANT (EXHIBIT D)

385

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of and the REAPPOINTMENT of Melissa Grant to the Oregon Board of Dentistry to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

387

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE MARINE BOARD – REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB MONTGOMERY (EXHIBIT E)

390

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of and the REAPPOINTMENT of Bob Montgomery to the State Marine Board to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

392

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. VERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS – REAPPOINTMENT OF JOHN STIGER (EXHIBIT F)

395

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of and the REAPPOINTMENT of John Stiger to the Board of Medical Examiners to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

397

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD – REAPPOINTMENTS OF BOB CRAFT AND LINDA MOCK (EXHIBIT G)

400

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Bob Craft and Linda Mock to the State Workforce Investment Board to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

402

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

410

Chair Brown

Closes work session.  Adjourns the meeting at 9:05 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     Health Services Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 14 pp

B.     SB 27, -2 amendments (4-20-05), staff, 7 pp

C.     State Apprenticeship and Training Council, staff and Governor’s office, 12 pp

D.    Oregon Board of Dentistry, staff and Governor’s office, 8 pp

E.     State Marine Board, staff and Governor’s office, 6 pp

F.      Board of Medical Examiners, staff and Governor’s office, 7 pp

G.    Workforce Investment Board, staff and Governor’s office, 17 pp