Education

SB 487 Disclosure of teacher’s termination to potential employers

Directs school districts to forward documentation relating to charges of teacher’s termination to independent entity for disclosure to potential educational employers.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SJM 10 designates National Heritage Area and funds Willamette Falls Locks

Urges Congress to designate Willamette Falls and surrounding communities as National Heritage Area and increases land use bureaucracy and decreases property rights.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 3444, HJM 13, HB 3240 transfer title of federal lands to State of Oregon

These bills promote transferring the title of certain federal public lands back to the State of Oregon.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2632 Encourages solar energy production

Self explanatory.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2054 expands damages arising from interference with forest practices

Increases ability to recover damages from protesters for damages and court costs they cause.

Education

SB 897 English as Second Language

Allows Dept of Education to pull up to $50 million from the State School Fund for ESL and world language immersion programs whether the students need it or not.

Education

HB 3308 Work group on disparities in higher education

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
In essence; directs universities to pick winners and losers by favoring a select group of individuals.

Healthcare

HB 3352 Provides pathway to recovery

HB 3352 bill provides low income citizens that have become addicted to drugs or alcohol a pathway to recovery.

Education

HB 2847 ASPIRE programs to annually provide financial aid instruction

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Requires ASPIRE programs to annually provide financial aid instruction to high school students and their families regarding types of loans available for post-secondary education, an apparent duplication of many already in place programs.

Education

HB 2835 Adoption of common core becomes a School District decision

Makes the adoption of the common core a School District decision — not a state decision.

Healthcare

HB 2626A/SB 336A Lottery bonds to fund school-based health facilities

HB 2626A – SB 336A VOTE: NO Referred to Ways and Means   House Committee On Health Care HB 2626A & SB 336A – Referred to Ways and Means with Do Pass Authorizes State Treasurer to issue lottery bonds to finance grants to school districts to pay for acquisition, construction or improvement of school-based health centers. HB 2626A asks for $4 million…

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Education

HB 2750 Requires application for apprenticeship to graduate HS

Requires students to complete and submit application for apprenticeship program or to a post-secondary institution of education, in order to receive a high school diploma.

Education

HB 2186 Core teaching standards apply to public charter schools

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Provides that core teaching standards apply to public charter schools jeopardizing charter schools flexibility

Education

HB 3046 Waiver for public charter school application process if fits school district goals

Grants waiver of public charter school application process if application fits school district board’s goals — i.e., district does not have to use objective and fair criteria in the current law.

Education

HB 2524 Minimum percentage of college students must be Oregon residents

Requires a minimum percentage of college students must be Oregon residents.

Education

HB 2624 Sets up new learning experience for secondary education students

Sets up new bureaucracy to provide new learning experience for secondary education students.

Elections

HB 2176 Transforms Oregon Elections

Eliminates cut-off date for voter registration and requirement to provide residence address.

Salem State Capital

SB 27 Removes county clerk accountability

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Eliminates county fiscal accountability and increases fee for performing marriage by a county official by over 300%.

Healthcare

HB2071 Reinstates assessment on health benefit plan premiums

VOTE: NO In committee not scheduled   Posted on TTV HERE HB2071  repeals sections 3a and 8, chapter 867, Oregon Laws 2009 provides revenue raising related to the reinstatement of health insurance plan premiums assessments by Public Employees’ Benefit Board. Personal Choice This bill may not directly diminish personal choice but would most likely affect the health insurance premium costs related to…

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Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004 repeals local minimum wage requirements

Repeals state preemption of charter and statutory authority of local governments to set minimum wage requirements; declares an emergency

Salem State Capital

HB 2476 Gives Governor authority over agency rulemaking

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Authorizes Oregon Department of Administrative Services to adopt by rule uniform policies or procedures.

Education

SB 112 Establishes career and technical education investment council

Establishes Career and Technical Education Investment Council to train students in vocational and technical studies, collaborating with local businesses and industries.

Education

SB 81 Requires certain tuition at community college be waived if person meets specified criteria.

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
In essence; does away with tuition fees and offers a “free” course of studies at community colleges.

Education

HB 2772 Ensures grant money/funds shared by public school districts with charter schools.

Ensures grant money and other funds are shared properly by public school districts with charter schools.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3092 Creates crime of online impersonation

Creates crime of online impersonation.

Education

HB 2680 Prohibits use of statewide assessment to rate schools

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
An effort by the OEA association to disallow the use of the increasingly expensive school assessment results to be used in evaluating schools, teachers, or administrators.

Education

HB 2714 Allows students to be excused from statewide assessments

Requires school district to provide alternative method for assessment allowing parents to opt-out of state assessments.

Education

HB 2928 Establishes task force on class size

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Establishes Task Force on Class Sizes to determine appropriate class sizes of students, identify methods to reduce class sizes and determine cost for methods to reduce class sizes.

Education

HB 3063 Intro: Appropriates moneys to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber