SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

May 24, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 81 - 82

Corrected 10/27/05

 

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

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

HB 3464 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2059A – Public Hearing

HB 2061A – Public Hearing

HB 2102A – Public Hearing

HB 2266 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2207 – 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 81, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:06 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3464.

HB 3464 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents an overview of HB 3464.

017

Rep. John Dallum

House District 59.  Testifies in support of HB 3464.

030

Chair Brown

Asks if HB 3464 has amendments.

032

Rep. Dallum

Responds, no.

033

Sen. Atkinson

Asks Rep. Dallum a question regarding the effect of the bill.

035

Rep. Dallum

Responds.

048

Paul Cosgrove

Nationwide Insurance Company.  Testifies in support of HB 3464.

058

Robin Freeman

Office of the Director, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 3464 (EXHIBIT A).

110

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3464 and opens a public hearing on HB 2059A.

 

HB 2059A – PUBLIC HEARING

115

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents an overview of HB 2059A.

125

Kathleen Haley

Executive Director, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2059A (EXHIBIT B).

138

Sen. Shields

Clarifies Haley’s comment regarding the percentage of people who could not receive licensure in other states.

145

Haley

Responds.

147

Chair Brown

Asks Haley to clarify which medical providers that the Board of Medical Examiners have jurisdiction over.

148

Haley

Answers, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists and acupuncturists.

150

Chair Brown

Asks Haley to clarify that the intent of the bill is to allow national background checks on applicants.

151

Haley

Responds, yes.

154

Chair Brown

Asks how many other states currently allow national background checks.

156

Haley

Responds.

158

Andrea Meyer

Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union – Oregon (ACLU).  Testifies in opposition to HB 2059A.

161

Chair Brown

Opens a public hearing on HB 2061A and HB 2102A.

HB 2059A, HB 2061A, HB 2102A – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Submits the -1 amendments to HB 2102A (EXHIBIT C).

170

Andrea Meyer

Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union – Oregon (ACLU).  Testifies in opposition to HB 2059A, HB 2061A and HB 2102A.

252

Chair Brown

Asks Meyer to repeat the bill number that she was referring to.

253

Meyer

Responds, HB 2157 (2005).  Continues testimony.

285

Chair Brown

Asks Meyer to provide a situation when a healthcare board has provided fingerprints to law enforcement.

290

Meyer

Responds.

327

Chair Brown

Discusses the position of the Board of Medical Examiners and asks Meyer to comment.

345

Meyer

Responds.

374

Sen. Shields

Asks a question regarding the safeguards in the bill.

380

Meyer

Answers question.

390

Chair Brown

Asks if HB 2157 (2005) provides standards for fingerprinting.

396

Meyer

Speculates.

426

Sen. Shields

Comments on HB 2157 (2005).

433

Chair Brown

Discusses concerns of waiting for HB 2157 to pass out of committee before the legislative session is over.

440

Meyer

Interjects that HB 2157 (2005) did pass out of the House committee on General Government and has been referred to the House Judiciary committee.

TAPE 82, A

005

Sen. Shields

Asks for witnesses to comment on HB 2157 (2005).

008

Joan Bouchand

Executive Director, State Board of Nursing.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2102A (EXHIBIT D).

029

Sen. Shields

Asks Bouchand about the negative responses during her study on fingerprinting.

032

Bouchand

Responds.

040

Lauren Rhoades

Oregon Health Care Association.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2102A (EXHIBIT E).

053

Chair Brown

Asks Rhoades a question regarding streamlining.

054

Rhoades

Answers question.  Concludes testimony.

060

Chair Brown

Asks Kathleen Haley to address HB 2157 (2005).

061

Kathleen Haley

Executive Director, Board of Medical Examiners.  Discusses HB 2157 (2005).

075

Sen. Shields

Asks when the fingerprint cards will either be returned or destroyed.

077

Haley

Responds.

082

Sen. Atkinson

Asks Haley who the board has jurisdiction over besides physicians, acupuncturists, and podiatrists.

083

Haley

Responds, physician assistants.

085

Sen. Atkinson

Asks how many medical providers have been found nationally with a criminal background record.

087

Haley

Responds.

093

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on the procedure for destroying fingerprint cards.

098

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearings on HB 2059A, HB 2061A and HB 2201A and opens a public hearing on HB 2266.

HB 2266 – PUBLIC HEARING

108

Holly Robinson

Legislative Counsel office.  Testifies regarding HB 2266.

125

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2266 and opens a public hearing on HB 2207.

HB 2207 – PUBLIC HEARING

128

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents an overview of HB 2207.

135

Philip Schradle

Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ). Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2207 (EXHIBIT F).

158

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2207. Stands the committee at ease.

161

Chair Brown

Reconvenes the meeting. Opens a work session on HB 2207.

HB 2207 – WORK SESSION

163

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2207 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. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

168

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2207 and opens a work session on HB 2266.

HB 2266 – WORK SESSION

170

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2266 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. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

173

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2266 and opens a work session on HB 3464.

HB 3464 – WORK SESSION

175

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3464 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.

180

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3464 and adjourns the meeting at 3:52 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 3464, written testimony, Robin Freeman, 2 pp

B.     HB 2059A, written testimony, Kathleen Haley, 4 pp

C.     HB 2102, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

D.    HB 2102, written testimony, Joan Bouchand, 6 pp

E.     HB 2102, written testimony, Lauren Rhoades, 2 pp

F.      HB 2207, written testimony, Philip Schradle, 2 pp