So far this session, there have been
1,476 bills introduced on a wide-range of subjects. Of those, there are more than three dozen bills that the DD Coalition is currently monitoring that could potentially require some sort of advocacy or involvement by the DD community. We are still in the process of evaluating the bills and learning more about them, so keep an eye on future issues of the GO! Bulletin for more information. We will post an DD Coalition Priority Bills report soon to help keep you updated.
January 22nd – Tuesday
3:00 pm / HR B:
Senate Committee on Human Services will hold initial public hearings on the following bills:
Requires Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules for licensing of each type of adult foster home, including those providing residential care to older adults, persons with physical disabilities, persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental illness.
The Oregon DD Coalition urges the formation of a legislative work group to develop amendments to SB 19.
Consolidates eligibility for services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Modifies types of developmental disability services that may be offered and eligibility for services. Establishes new terminology.
The Oregon DD Coalition urges the formation of a legislative work group to develop amendments to SB 20.
Expands eligibility for support service brokerage services to individuals who are 14 to 17 years of age.
The Oregon DD Coalition supports SB 274.
January 23rd – Wednesday
1:00 pm / HR B:
Senate Committee on Education will be holding an informational meeting (invited testimony only) with the following speakers on the topic of Education:
The Governor’s Perspective on Education Governance (Lindsey Capps, Chief Education Officer, Chief Education Office)
Oregon Department of Education: Agency Overview (Colt Gill, Deputy Superintendent, Oregon Department of Education)
Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC): Agency Overview and Transfer/Retention Strategies (Ben Cannon, Executive Director, HECC)
1:00 pm / HR 50:
House Committee on Human Services and Housing will be holding an informational meeting (invited testimony only) with speakers from the
Department of Human Services (DHS) on the following topics:
Fariborz Pakseresht, Director, DHS
Marylin Jones, Director, Child Welfare Programs, DHS
Ashley Carson Cottingham, Director, Aging and People with Disabilities, DHS
Lilia Teninty, Director, Office of Developmental Disability Services, DHS
Kim Fredlund, Director, Self-Sufficiency Programs, DHS
Keith Ozols, Interim Director, Vocational Rehabilitation, DHS
3:00 pm / HR D:
House Committee on Education will be holding an informational meeting (invited testimony only) with speakers from the
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) on the following topics:
P-20 Education (Chief Education Office)
Early Childhood Education (Early Learning Division)
K-12 Education (Oregon Department of Education, Youth Development Division, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission)
Higher Education (Higher Education Coordinating Commission)
January 24th – Thursday
5:00 pm / HR F:
Joint Committee on Student Success will be holding an informational meeting (invited testimony only) on the
Audit of Portland Public Schools and the Oregon Department of Education.
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