01/21/2021 SB 254 VOTE: NO – Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB254 This bill would have removed the ability of a parent to decline required immunizations against restrictable diseases. Will create a massive disparity of equity-based upon genetic disorders, and segregates children from their peers that will isolate them in a manner conducive to suicide, abuse, lack of access…
VOTE: NO – Passed House Committee, Died in Senate Committee. Amends Oregon Constitution obligating the state to ensure every resident have access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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