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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2004, 3:30 P.M.

Members Present:    Sen. Parley G. Hellewell, Chair
        Sen. Curtis Bramble
        Sen. Dan Eastman
        Sen. Thomas V. Hatch         Sen. Carlene M. Walker
        Sen. Michael Waddoups

Members Absent:    Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Ed Mayne

Staff Present: Mark Steinagel, Policy Analyst
         Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Committee Chair Hellewell called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. and announced that S.B. 28 Home Inspection - Action Against Inspector (P. Julander) and S.B. 75 Consumer Credit Contracts (G. Bell) would not be heard, but would be on the agenda for Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8:00 a.m.

1.    S.B. 27 Telephone and Facsimile Solicitation (D. Thomas)

    Sen. Thomas explained the bill.

    Francine Giani, Division of Consumer Protection further explained the bill.

    Laura Polacheck, Associate State Director, AARP, and Larry Bunkall, Parsons Behle &     Latimer, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Walker moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    S.B. 30 Medical Benefits Recovery Act Amendments (S. Killpack)

    Sen. Killpack presented the bill, and a handout was distributed.

    The following amendments were distributed:

    Page 7, Line 211 through Page 8, Line 217
    211    electronic form;
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    212    (2) a third party shall accept an electronic record of payments by the department for
    213    medical services on behalf of a recipient as evidence in support of the department's claim
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  (3) an electronic record from the department showing claims submitted for medical

    215    services provided to the recipient and amounts of medical assistance paid on behalf of
    216    recipient by the department is admissible as evidence as a business record of the department in
    217    any civil action.  

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MOTION : Sen. Hatch moved to adopt the amendments:

The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Killpack explained the bill assisted by Emma Chacon, Dir., ORS/DHS.

     MOTION : Sen. Bramble moved to pass the bill out, as amended, favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Walker moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Hellewell adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.

Sen. Parley Hellewell, Chair