With policy committees closed and most of the legislative efforts focused on negotiating big moving parts like revenue and cost containment proposals or moving budget bills out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and through the floors of both chambers, there are very few hearings taking place.
Instead of listing hearings, we thought it might be interesting highlight a few bills that were recently signed into law or that will soon make it to the "finish line" in their legislative journey:
HB 2630 EN-Awaiting Governor's signature; will be effective January 1, 2018
Makes changes to Oregon guardianship laws to ensure adequate safeguards for respondents and protected persons.
HB 2839 EN-Awaiting Governor's signature; will be effective on passage
Prohibits discrimination in organ transplantation.
HB 2845B-Awaiting votes on House and Senate floors; will be effective on passage
Directs Department of Education to convene advisory group to develop statewide ethnic studies standards for adoption into existing statewide social studies standards for public kindergarten through grade 12.
HB 3318 EN-Awaiting Governor's signature; will be effective July 1, 2018
Establishes procedures for conducting functional behavioral assessments and for developing, reviewing and revising behavior intervention plans for students with individualized education programs or 504 Plans.
SB 263 EN-Signed into law; effective July 1, 2017
Limits school district's ability to require students to participate in abbreviated school day program.
SB 268 EN-Signed into law; effective January 1, 2018
Requires Department of Human Services to make records regarding investigation of report of child abuse occurring at school or in educational setting that involves child with disability available to Disability Rights Oregon.
SB 834 EN-Signed into law; effective June 15, 2017
Requires Department of Human Services to develop and present proposal for creation of human rights commission to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to human services and health no later than December 1, 2017.
SB 1027 EN-Signed into law; effective on June 15, 2017
Prohibits Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority from seeking Medicaid payback payments from remaining balances in ABLE accounts.
You can review our usual weekly report of the Priority 1 and 2 bills the DD Coalition is tracking