GO! Bulletin
DD Coalition Funding Priorities

  • Reinstate Regional Family to Family Networks ($1.3 million GF)
  • Set DSP Wage at 150% of minimum wage
  • Fully Fund Case Management Entities
  • Develop Statewide Data System

End of Session Coming Soon!

We are hearing rumors that we are nearing the end of session. As the legislature prepares to wrap up, committees are moving faster through policy bills. All policy committees are now closed, which means no new legislation can be introduced from these committees. The Department of Human Services budget is always one of the final budgets to be finalized, so our budget advocacy presses on! The dynamics of this session continue to be different for advocates as we navigate everything virtually.

Bills, Hearings and Deadlines

Below are some of the hearings and bills we’re tracking or monitoring during the upcoming week. Please see our DD Coalition Priority Bills report for more information.     

MONDAY — June 14, 2021
8:00 am/Remote 174: Joint Subcommittee on Human Services will be holding a work session on the following bill:

SB 567: Includes as unlawful practice medical provider's denial of treatment that is likely to benefit patient based on patient's race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.
The following are just a few of the bills we’re tracking that have a third reading and floor vote on Monday, June 14th
House Chamber – convenes at 11:00 am
SB 744: Directs Department of Education to review state requirements for high school diploma and to make recommendations related to requirements.
SB 732: Requires school districts to establish educational equity advisory committee.
1:00 pm/Remote C: House Committee on Rules will be holding a work session on the following bill:
SB 236: Directs Early Learning Division to conduct study on use of suspension and expulsion in early childhood care and education programs and on efforts to reduce and prevent use of suspension and expulsion.
TUESDAY — June 15, 2021
8:00 am/Remote 174: Joint Subcommittee on Human Services will be holding a work session on the following bills:

HB 3159: Requires coordinated care organization, health care provider or health insurer to collect from patient, client or member data on race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written languages, disability status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
SB 710: Modifies allowed and prohibited uses of restraint of children in care by certain programs.
HB 2842: Establishes Healthy Homes Program within the Oregon Health Authority to provide grants to entities to provide financial assistance to low income households and landlords.

1:00 pm/Remote D: House Committee on Rules will be holding a work session on the following bill:

SB 4:  Directs Oregon Health Authority to study and make recommendations for improving coordination of youth mental health services among state agencies


In order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, entry to the Oregon State Capitol is for authorized personnel only until further notice. The Oregon Legislative Assembly has established a process to accept remote verbal public testimony on bills by video or phone during this time, in addition to written public testimony.  For more information, see the helpful information posted online. 

  • Use the Oregon Legislature's Capitol e-Subscribe service to receive bill alerts for individual bills as they move through the legislative process, receive committee agendas, news from members of the legislative body and more.
  • You can also watch or listen to live or archived video and audio of Senate and House chamber sessions and Committee hearings.
GO! ONLINE for DD Advocacy Videos
We created a series of training videos to support your preparation for remote legislative advocacy. Visit our You Tube Channel or Facebook Page to view them.

  • Introduction to the GO! Project
  • 2021 Legislative Advocacy
  • Why Is Advocacy Important?
  • How To Develop Your Message
  • Making a Legislative Appointment
  • Preparing For a Virtual Visit
  • Expecting the Unexpected
  • What to Do After a Legislative Visit
  • Advocacy Via Email
Just Two For You!
Every Oregon resident is represented by one State Senator and one State Representative. So whenever you are urged to contact your State Legislators, it only means to contact the two that represent you! Easy!

To quickly find out who your State Senator and Representative are visit the Oregon Legislative Website and enter your home address in the "Find Your District & Legislators" box.
About the Oregon DD Coalition
The Oregon DD Coalition advocates for DD services on behalf of and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and support organizations in Oregon.

We influence DD service and community support systems and legislation by communicating with a common, consistent voice – creating better opportunities for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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