SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

May 10, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 67 - 68

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Frank Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

SJR 31 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2500 – Public Hearing

HB 2774 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 161 – 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 67, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:09 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SJR 31.

SJR 31 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Presents an overview of SJR 31. 

025

Sean Cruz

Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Avel Gordly. Introduces Sen. Gordly.

035

Sen. Avel Gordly

Senate District 23.  Testifies in support of SJR 31. Summarizes the background of the measure and the cultural contribution of Jim Pepper’s music.

060

Cruz

Testifies in support of SJR 31. Reads the text of the resolution and details how Jim Pepper will be honored.

145

Cruz

Concludes the review of the resolution and restates the important cultural contribution of Jim Peppers’ music.

155

Floy C. Pepper

Mother of Jim Pepper. Testifies in support of SJR 31. Describes the life of Jim Pepper.

170

Suzanne Henry

Sister of Jim Pepper. Testifies in support of SJR 31. Approves of honor to her brother in Oregon.

185

Cruz

Introduces and plays a selection of music by Jim Pepper.

275

Cruz

Conclusion of music.

285

Robert Sylvester

Dean, Portland State University School of Fine & Performing Arts. Testifies in support of SJR 31. Discusses the importance of jazz as one the original American musical art forms and Native American music.  Refers to portrait displayed for the committee, portraying group of jazz musicians in Portland.

345

Sen. Shields

Thanks the family for attending the meeting and bringing forward the resolution.

The following written material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Cruz

Submits The Oregonian newspaper article in support of SJR 31 (EXHIBIT A).

350

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SJR 31. Opens a work session on SJR 31.

SJR 31 – WORK SESSION

360

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SJR 31 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. GORDLY will lead discussion on the floor.

370

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SJR 31. Opens a public hearing on HB 2500.

HB 2500 – PUBLIC HEARING

380

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Presents an overview of HB 2500.

395

Damiana Merryweather

Representative, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association of Oregon. Testifies in support of HB 2500. Introduces and explains the purpose of HB 2500.

425

Rick Treleaven

President, Alcohol and Drug Programs of Oregon; Executive Director, BestCare Treatment Services. Submits and summaries written testimony in support of HB 2500 (EXHIBIT B).

TAPE 68, A

030

Treleaven

Identifies the basic standards for effective mental health treatment and stresses that there is no fiscal attached to the measure.

055

Bruce Piper

Chief Executive Officer, Adapt. Explains that the operative language in the bill would require alcohol and drug treatment programs to meet the Department of Human Services (DHS) standards.

075

Piper

Discusses the Oregon Administrative Rules covering treatment services.

110

Sen. Ringo

Questions the choice to remove the flexibility of the Oregon Youth Authority to choose appropriate treatment providers.

120

Piper

Explains that the intention is to ensure public funds are used for drug and alcohol treatment services that meet the same standards applied throughout the system.

125

Sen. Ringo

Challenges removing the flexibility of the Oregon Youth Authority to choose treatment providers

130

Piper

Explains that the Oregon Youth Authority does retain the ability to choose appropriate treatment facility.

135

Treleaven

Points out that the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODC) supports this measure because it does not have the authority to require county corrections programs to participate.

145

Sen. Ringo

Disagrees with adding more regulations and removal of flexibility.

150

Treleaven

Suggests the creation of a system that would “toss out” incapable providers, noting that most programs do require certified providers now.

155

Sen. Ringo

Disagrees with moving control from local level to state level.

165

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks what the availability is of evidence-based programs.

175

Piper

Explains that there is a published list of evidence-based practices and many are being incorporated into programs throughout Oregon.

190

Treleaven

Discusses why it is easier to build evidence-based practice requirements into alcohol and drug treatment contracts than mental health contracts.

195

Sen. Ferrioli

Points out that most addiction treatment programs already function by letter of approval process, questions what is being added to program.

210

Treleaven

Explains that this bill would cover treatment programs who receive funds from other state agencies.

220

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks whether the bill or the rules of DHS mandate the use of evidence-based practices.

225

Treleaven

Confirms that all programs are subject to DHS mandate.

230

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks whether there is a mandated benchmark or measurable standard built into alcohol and drug treatment programs at ODC.

235

Piper

Identifies and describes the Correctional Program Assessment Inventory used by ODC as the baseline measurement tool for assessing programs as to compliance with evidence-based program standards.

240

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks if there is a quantitative value produced by the program assessment.

245

Piper

Responds with uncertainty.

255

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks for an analysis of the rules.

265

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2500. Opens a public hearing on HB 2774.

HB 2774 – PUBLIC HEARING

270

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Present an overview of HB 2774.

285

Kristina McNitt

Representative, Oregon Water Resources Congress. Submits and summarizes written testimony in support of HB 2774 (EXHIBIT C).

305

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2774. Opens a work session on HB 2774.

HB 2774 – WORK SESSION

310

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2774 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

315

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2774. Opens a public hearing on SB 161.

SB 161 – PUBLIC HEARING

325

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of SB 161. Submits and summarizes -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

345

Jesse Cornet

Legislative Liaison, Secretary of States Office.  Discusses -1 amendments and the amount of discretion of the Secretary of State to postpone an election.

370

Sen. Ferrioli

Expresses approval of -1 amendments because it “makes this bill a very logical extension of the executive power and authority of the Secretary of States Office.”

385

Sen. Ringo

Speaks in opposition to the bill and -1 amendments.

390

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 161. Opens a work session on SB 161.

SB 161 – WORK SESSION

395

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 161-1 amendments dated 05/10/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

405

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves SB 161 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-2-0

AYE:               3 – Brown, Ferrioli, Shields

NAY:               2 - Atkinson, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

420

Sen. Atkinson

Serves notice of Minority Report on SB 161.

425

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 161. Adjourns the meeting at 4:07 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

                                                                                                     

  1. HB 2500, written testimony, Rick Treleaven, 2 pp
  2. HB 2774, written testimony, Kristina McNitt, 1 p
  3. SB 161, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p

 

The following written material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

  1. SJR 31, The Oregonian Newspaper Article, Sean Cruz, 3 pp