With most policy committees closed and legislative efforts now resolutely focused on passing agency budgets and finishing the business of the session, there are very few policy bills moving. The following are some bills that have been signed into law in the last week or that are actively moving and will soon make it to the "finish line" in their legislative journey:
HB 2630 EN-Governor signed; effective January 1, 2018
Makes changes to Oregon guardianship laws to ensure adequate safeguards for respondents and protected persons.
HB 2684-returned to Full JWM on 6-28-17; awaiting further action
Establishes minimum hourly wage rate of $15 per hour for employees who provide direct care to residents of residential training facility or residential training home. Note: This is the vehicle for the DSP work group proposal that much effort and time went into putting together.
HB 2839 EN-Governor signed; effective on passage
Prohibits discrimination in organ transplantation.
HB 2845B-Headed to Governor for signature
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 3067A-Work session in JWM Subcommittee on Public Safety held on 6-28-17
Authorizes Marion and Polk Counties to establish pilot CourtCare programs to provide quality child care to individuals and families who are participating in court proceedings at local courthouse or transacting business at local governmental office
HB 3068 EN-Signed in to law; effective January 1, 2018
Directs Office of Child Care to implement resource and referral system.
SB 231 A- Returned to Full JWM; work session scheduled 6-28-17
Establishes Task Force on Student Mental Health Support.
SB 243 A-Returned to full JWM on 6-27-17; awaiting further action
Expands definition of "child in care" to include children receiving care and services from certified foster homes and developmental disabilities residential facilities.
SB 397A- Passed vote on Senate floor; awaiting vote on House floor
Directs Department of Human Services to convene work group to develop common client confidentiality release form to be used by public bodies and community organizations to enable and facilitate appropriate sharing of confidential information.
You can review our usual weekly report of the Priority 1 and 2 bills the IDD Coalition is tracking