Education

HB 2262A expands Early Learning Council

VOTE: NO – Signed into law by Gov. Brown – Extends duties of the Early Learning Council to ensure “Families are healthy, stable and attached” and modifies duties and membership.

Education

HB 2192 Requires students get mental health exams

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires student’s grades 6 to 12 to undergo an annual mental health exam with right to opt-out.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 275 Requires locked container or trigger locks for firearms

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Implements trigger lock and other storage requirements for privately owned firearms.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 323 Reciprocity for States recognizing OR CHLs

SB 323 VOTE:Yes – Died In Committee – Relating to concealed handgun licenses from states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2298 Reciprocity for states who require safety education as OR does

VOTE:YES – Signed by Governor – Recognizes the concealed carry licenses of all states which recognize Oregon concealed licenses, as long as that state has similar requirement on firearm safety education.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HJR 10 Requires unanimous verdict to convict in criminal matters

HJR 10 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee – Amends Oregon Constitution to require juries to issue a unanimous verdict in criminal cases. Refers to voters.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 501 Permit to purchase firearms, background checks for ammo, more

SB 501 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Requires a permit in order to purchase any firearm, and more. Requires background check to purchase ammunition and limits ammunition purchase to 20 rounds per month, and more…

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 5 Regulation of shooting ranges, ‘dangerous conditions’

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Makes both the shooting range and the shooter strictly liable for injuries resulting from bullets that leave the boundaries of a shooting range, and more…

Taxes & Fees

HB 2643 assesses taxpayers for union fees

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Transfers responsibility to pay basic union fees for government workers to the government (taxpayers) for all public employees for collective bargaining and protecting rights of employees.

SJR 5 Two Thirds Majority Vote Needed for Emergency Clause

SJR 5 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SJR5 Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview This bill requires a 2/3 majority to pass bills that declare an emergency. Limited Government The Oregon Constitution allows citizens to veto laws passed by the Legislature through the referendum process. This bill would curb abuse of the emergency clause. Comments BJ says: January 20,…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2251 raises age to purchase ‘assault weapons,’ and more…

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Defines ‘assault rifle,’ prohibits persons under 21 from purchasing ‘assault rifles,’ increases time a purchaser must wait in case of ‘delayed’ (inconclusive) background check to 30 days, and more…

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1528B Creates Tax Credit for Contributions to Opportunity Grant Fund

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Requires federal pass-thru tax credits for business owners be added back on Oregon returns…

Salem State Capital

HB 4115 Prohibits Elected Officials or Judges on PERS

Modifies retirement plan options of persons elected or appointed as statewide elected officials or judges.
Prohibits statewide elected official, judge of Supreme Court or Court of Appeals or legislator from becoming member of Public Employees Retirement System on or after July 1, 2018.

Salem State Capital

HB 4155A Broadband Internet Access

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Authorizes PUC to regulate broadband internet access providers that contract with public bodies, and prohibits a public body from contracting with a broadband Internet access provider if it engages in paid prioritization, blocks lawful content or applications, or disadvantages lawful Internet content.

Salem State Capital

HB 4023B Broadband Services

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Relating to broadband technology; and declaring an emergency

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4138 Motorboats Causing Erosion

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – This bill is directed at one area of conflict along the Willamette River, but the authorization applies to the whole state.

Taxes & Fees

HB 4146 Funding of Oregon Reinsurance Program

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee –

Elections

SB 1510A Restricts Initiative Petition Process

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Amends state election laws for the citizen’s Initiative petition process by limiting the signature gathering period, making it more difficult for an initiative to qualify.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4145A Adds to List of Persons Prohibited to Possess Firearms

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Expands the number of people who are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, adds reporting requirements on OR Dept of State Police (OSP), adds reporting requirements on the attorneys’ offices and other law enforcement agencies receiving the additional reporting from OSP.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SJM 201 Urges Congress to Define and Regulate ‘Assault Weapons’

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Urges Congress to enact legislation to define and regulate semiautomatic assault weapons and rapid fire enhancing accessories in same manner as fully automatic weapons, and to define and regulate partially completed firearms components and kits and firearms that are assembled from them.

Salem State Capital

HB 4091 Creates State Banking Entity

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Oregon Cash Depository Corporation as independent public corporation with the intent to create a governmental entity to provide banking services to the cannabis industry, but does not limit it to cannabis.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4126 Household Hazardous Waste Program

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Relating to household hazardous waste; declaring an emergency. Imposes penalty for violation of program provisions not to exceed $25,000 per day for each day of violation.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1552 Ratepayer Protection Act

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Designed to cap costs for Oregon energy users and establish consistent policies aligned with keeping electric rates as low as possible.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4016 Klamath Transfer of Water Rights

VOTE: YES – Died In committee – Authorizes Tulelake Irrigation Districts holding claims within the Klamath Project to transfer place of use to other land within the district.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4015 Fish & Wildlife Advisory & Fund

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee to carry out activities protecting, maintaining or enhancing fish and wildlife resources.

Healthcare

HJR 203A Makes Health Care a Right

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident has a constitutional right to health care. Refers to voters as the Hope Initiative.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4118A Good Neighbor Authority Bill

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Requires Governor to work with US Forest Service to give priority to projects that increase services to produce increased timber harvest volumes, are self-sustaining and maximize financial return to Oregon. Requires Secretary of State to audit lottery expenditures made by the State Forestry Department.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4148 Establishes Oregon Energy Board

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes the Oregon Energy Board, appointed by the governor, as the governing body for the Department of Energy, as well as for matters involving climate change.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1508/HB 4002/SB 1541 Surcharge Fee for Toxic Air Program

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Rrequires Environmental Quality Commission to establish fee on top of fees to pay to develop and implement a program to reduce public health risks of emissions of toxic air contaminants from industrial and commercial air contamination sources.

Healthcare

HB 4101 Prohibits Late-Term Abortion

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits the choice of a late-term abortion based on the sex of the child.

Healthcare

HB 4135 Advance Directive Committee

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Creates an advance directive committee which is directed to create rules and a form for advance directives which facilitates euthanasia.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1519/SB 1537 Creates Oregon Energy Commission

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Creates Oregon Energy Commission as policy and rule-making body for State Department of Energy and required to develop a statewide strategic energy plan…

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4109 Study on Carbon Sequestration

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Directs a study to promotes carbon sequestration through wood products and natural resources by managing resources, promoting forest health and habitat, while mitigating wildfire, creating jobs through regional approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4001/SB 1507 Cap and Trade

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Places a cap on greenhouse gas emissions by creating a market-based compliance mechanism buying and selling credits and levy fees on private corporations that can’t demonstrate compliance…

Elections

SB 1512 National Popular Vote

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Refers Act to people for a vote.

Healthcare

HB 2391-B 1.5% New Taxes on Healthcare Insurance Premiums

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new tax on healthcare insurance premiums of 1.5% administered by the government with uncertain actions to be taken and provides for special treatment of certain hospitals.

Salem State Capital

HB 3170B Extends Bargaining to Faculty

HB 3170B VOTE:NO – Governor Signed Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3170 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill extends collective bargaining rights to certain public university faculty members whose duties have an academic rather than administrative focus. Fiscal Responsibility Fiscally a bad move for taxpayers. It will allow a new level of bargaining unions that can drive negotiations to a higher level using…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 719A Extreme risk protection prohibiting a person from possessing firearms

SB 719A VOTE:NO – Governor signed Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB719 Note: This bill's contents were previosuly SB 868. That bill died but has been resurrected as a gut-and-stuff of SB719, creating SB 719A. Posted On Track Thier Vote This bill creates a process for obtaining an extreme risk protection order prohibiting a person from possessing firearms, a process for removing…

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Healthcare

HB 3391B Reproductive & Social Health Benefits

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Provide statewide access to abortion coverage for individuals enrolled in health benefit plans that do not cover abortion.

Healthcare

HB 2310A Government, Instead of Doctors to Begin Taking Over Healthcare

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities

Healthcare

HB 2310B Modifies Local Public Health Authority

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities.

Elections

SB 683 Paid Postage for Returned Ballots

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Pays postage for ballots returned by mail

Healthcare

SB 64B Changes “Mental Disease” to “Mental Disorder”

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Replaces the term “mental disease or defect” with the term “qualifying mental disorder,” for purposes of diminished capacity defense, guilty except for insanity (GEI) plea and post-adjudication jurisdiction of persons found GEI. B amendment includes provision describing legislative intent to replace term without making substantive change to law.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2060A Limits Eligibility for Pass-Thru Tax Rate

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Limits eligibility for the pass-thru entity tax rates to business operating in one of the following seven economic sectors: agriculture, mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, or accommodation & food services. Increases the employment requirement for eligibility from one employee to ten employees.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2597B Increases Driving Offense Using Cell Phones

HB 2597B VOTE:NO – Governor signed Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB2597 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill renames offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device as offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile electronic device to penalize all uses of mobil devices. Creates a distracted driving avoidance course and program. Personal Choice and Responsibility The measure allows the…

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Salem State Capital

SB 106A Creates Office of Public Records Advocate

VOTE:NO
Passed – Gov Signed – Creates the Office of the Public Records Advocate and the position of Public Records Advocate that must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2061 Changes Personal Income Tax Base

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Changes personal income tax base from federal taxable income to federal adjusted gross income by eliminating allowance of itemized deductions, taking 33% of IRS standard deduction, and decreasing tax rates. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.

Elections

HB 2927/SB 825 National Popular Vote

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Agreement among the states to elect the President by National Popular Vote

Education

SB 123B Formation of Children’s Special Districts which will raise taxes

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Authorizes formation of children’s special districts and provides districts the authority to assess, levy and collect taxes to pay the cost of children’s services.

Taxes & Fees

HB 3357B Raises County Clerks Fees

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Increases fee amount collected by county clerks to $40 for certain real property documents, and exempts fees for certain affordable housing programs.

Salem State Capital

HB 3464 Limits Citizen Status Checks

Prohibits public body from disclosing specified personal information concerning citizen status unless required by state or federal law.

Healthcare

SB 187 Vision Screening for Students

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Establishes Vision Health Account and directs Department of Education to reimburse education provider for expenses incurred from providing vision screenings.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2830 Increases Corporate Excise Tax

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Increase corporate excise tax from 6.6% and 7.6% to 7% and 8% January 1, 2017.

Healthcare

SB 494-B Advanced Directive Rewrite

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Removes vital protections in the advance directive legislation when an advance directive is missing, established Advance Directive Adoption Committee to recommend changes every 2 years.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 1065 Allows delays of firearm purchases

SB 1065 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Posted on Track their vote This bill authorizes transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party after 14 days (an additional delay of 11 days over current law) if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm, as long as gun dealer or transferor does…

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Healthcare

SB 494 Advance Directive Rules

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Repeals advance directive form and establishes Advance Directive Rules Adoption Committee to adopt a form

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HJM 6 Urges Congress to Fund VA Healthcare Permanently

HJM 6 VOTE:YES – Filed with SOS Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HJM6 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill urges Congress to change funding of veterans' health care from discretionary entitlement to permanent and direct entitlement. Limited Government Oregon ranks 49th in VA health care. Permanent funding would help to stabilize and improve Oregon's program.

Energy & Transportation

SB 990 Exempts Small Modular Reactors

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee – Exempts small modular reactors from certain siting restrictions that apply to nuclear-fueled thermal power plants, and requires placement in city or county where electors have approved of small modular reactors being located.

Energy & Transportation

SB 339A Caps Biomass as Renewable Energy

VOTE:NO – Passed – Signed by Gov – Caps electricity generated by any single biomass facility that may be used to meet renewable standards in order to promote diversity of resource types that can be used to comply with Oregon’s small-scale renewable energy requirement.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3245A Streamlines City Comprehensive Plan Changes

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Allows city governing body to authorize planning commission or hearings officer to conduct hearings and make decisions on applications for amendments to city comprehensive plan. Authorizes appeal of decision to city governing body.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2269A Modifies Business Fees Subject to Clean Air Act

Governor signed – Adds fee schedule for business subject to federal operating permit program under Title V of federal Clean Air Act and a one-time supplemental fee. Authorizes the state to receive funds according to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement and establishes grants and loans for diesel engine replacement or retrofit (similar to SB 1008).

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2737A Standards for Small Homes

VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Adopts amendments to state building code to establish specified construction standards for small homes of 400 square feet and eliminates some building code safety standards. Sunsets January 2, 2024.

Healthcare

HB 2527-A Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe and Dispense Contraceptives

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1040 Join Labor Union as a State Requirement for Employment

SB 1040 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Requires membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment that is allowed under Federal law, using the limited authority reserved to states.

Healthcare

SB 239A Residential Care Facility Decides Who is Legal Representative

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Burdens owners and operators of residential care facility and assisted living facilities when a resident is unable make decisions on their rights, to locate who is willing to serve as the resident’s legal representative for the sole purpose of determining consent to an individually based limitation.

Healthcare

HB 2114-A Requires Guidelines for Opioids

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Little or no affect on the over prescribing of opioids not like the original bill which imposed specific controls

Healthcare

HB 2432-A Creates New Licensurer Requirements in Area of Patient Care

Creates a new licensure requirement for an additional area of patient care prior to rules being adopted, declares an emergency

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 3A Moratorium on Mining Using Motorized Equipment

SB 3 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Implies that the moratorium has been repealed whereas the DEQ has listed all the upper reach streams as “impaired” (303 d) and NO permits will be allowed. There is a 2000% fee increase.

Energy & Transportation

HB 2020A Re-Defines Oregon’s Energy Policy

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Oregon Global Warming Commission is abolished, creating the Oregon Energy and Climate Board to set policy and renaming the ODOE to Oregon Department of Energy and Climate.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004-A Places Specific Eviction Regulations on Landlords

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Establishes more restrictive eviction standards and requirements upon landlords.

Healthcare

SB 558 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Makes taxpayers responsible for covering ALL children so there is no requirement to be a legal citizen.

Healthcare

HB 3102 Task Force on Medical Assistance Funding

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires task force to develop proposal for funding state medical assistance program with assessment on all medical claims processed

Healthcare

HB 2726 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Leaves the amount of monies to be transferred from the general fund to pay for this program blank

Healthcare

HB 3431 Additional Regulations on Certain Hospitals

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

Healthcare

SB 399 Limits Out of Pocket Insured Drug Expense to $250 per Pharmacy Visit

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – limits out of pocket drug expenses to $250 per pharmacy visit

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2711A Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Extends moratorium until December 31, 2027, on use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production, excluding coal bed methane extraction wells.

Healthcare

HB 3042 Requires Grants for Culturally Specific Health Care

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires grants to culturally specific health care facilities to provide culturally appropriate care

Healthcare

HB 3428 Expands Enrollment of Citizens in Coordinated Care Organizations Without Their Consent.

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Expands the enrollment of citizens in coordinated care organizations without their consent

Healthcare

HB 3431 Imposes Requirements on Hospitals Without Determination of Reimbursement

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3312 Freezes Minimum Environmental Regulations

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to establish environmental regulations at least as stringent as those provided under federal law on January 19th, 2017.

Energy & Transportation

SB 909 Ratepayers Protection Act

VOTE: YES – Died in Committee – Protects Oregonians from excessive energy costs. The “Ratepayers Protection Act,” will fix the state’s broken energy policy that has hurt vulnerable Oregonians.

Salem State Capital

SB 559 PERS Final Average Salary Calculation

Changes the calculation used to determine PERS final average salary from 3 years to 5 years limiting retirement benefits from being overly generous.

Healthcare

HB 3340A Provides for the Dissemination of Apprenticeship Programs

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Provides for the dissemination by the state and by local skills of information about available apprenticeship programs in their area.

Healthcare

HB 2503 Creats New Class of Provider With Government Control

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new classification of health care provider with government control

Healthcare

SB 1046 Establishes Health Care for All People in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes health care coverage for all people residing or working in Oregon to be administered by Oregon Health Authority

Healthcare

HB 3352 establishes Task Force on Funding School Behavioral Health Support

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Inserts unjust government control into multiple facets of the health care industry

Healthcare

SB 784 Requires In, & Out-of-Network Providers be Paid the Same for Womens Health

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires insurer to reimburse out-of-network women’s health care provider at same rate as in-network women’s health care provider

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 608 Expanding Urban Growth Boundary

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Allows local governments to expand the Urban Growth Boundary when the number of new households in a jurisdiction exceed the number of new housing units and vacancy rates drop below six percent.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 432A Boundary Growth Exception

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Allows rural county with no population growth, and certain local governments in county, to adopt comprehensive land use plan without complying with statewide land use planning goals until population growth invalidates their qualification for the exception.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3050 Permits Solar on High Value Farmland

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Permits siting of commercial solar photovoltaic power generation facility on land not designated as high value farmland unless county adopts exceptions where no high value farmland is available.

Salem State Capital

HB 3189 Establish Building Codes Division

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Transfers the Building Codes Division from the Department of Consumer and Business Services to the new established Department of Building Codes.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 897 Militia Terrorism; Criminalizes Protesting

SB 897 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB897 Published on Track Their Vote This bill creates crime of militia terrorism for citizens protesting more than two days occupying a public premises with a firearm present and refuses to leave when requested by law enforcement regardless of cause for the protest. Personal Choice and Responsibility Takes away the…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 797 Prohibits firearm purchase due to delayed background check

SB 797 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB797 Published on Track Their Vote This bill prohibits person from purchasing a firearm if the Oregon State Police background check unit is unable or unwilling to provide approval pursuant to background check. This bill is the senate equivalent of HB 2237. Personal Choice and Responsibility About 1% of background…

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Healthcare

HB 3091 Requires Specific Medical Facilities to Provide Specific Services

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Removes the personal choices of both the provider and the insurer dictating the terms by the state.

Healthcare

HB 3284 Healthcare Facility Certificate of Need

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Repeals requirement for health care facility to obtain certificate of need

Healthcare

SB 955 Requires Oregon Health Authority to Become Transportation Dispatch Agency

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires Oregon Health Authority to become a transportation dispatch agency

Healthcare

HB 2897 Places Restrictions On In-Network and Out-Of-Network Providers

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Impacts multiple areas of healthcare removing rights if private business from making operational decisions

Healthcare

HB 2663 Task Force to Study Calif. Act of 1975

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force to study provisions of California’s Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 to determine appropriateness and feasibility of adopting any provisions in Oregon.

Education

HB 2845B Curriculum to Include Ethnic & Social Minority History

VOTE: NO – Passed Committee – Introduces still another state agency to impose standards on K-12 with respect to teaching ethnic and social minority history.

Healthcare

HB 3079 Removes Limits on Hospital Assessments

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Removes limits on hospital assessment rates, allows for increase in assessment to offset legislative reduction in funding