HB 2055 Tribal Early Learning Hub

06/03/2021
HB 2055 VOTE: NO
In Committee

Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2055
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/JWM/Overview

Passed Subcommittee in Way and Means, Contact Full Committee. Contact Legislators


This bill establishes Tribal Early Learning Hub for purpose of delivering early learning services to tribal communities of this state.

This is about the destruction of sovereignty of tribal nations.

Fiscal Responsibility
Anticipates needing $851,263 per biennium in General Funds. This measure is part of the Oregon Department of Education’s budget request for the 2021-23 biennium. The department anticipates that it will need one Operation and Policy Analyst 3 (1.00 FTE) to advise the ELD in planning the implementation of policies and programs that will support the partnership with the federally recognized tribes located in Oregon. This position will also act as a liaison to provide access and resources for tribes and tribal members and support the tribal advisory committee and the Tribal Early Learning Hub.

Limited Government
This proposed Hub would be in addition to existing Hubs which are more geographically based. The Early Learning Division (ELD) will establish a tribal advisory committee that will consist of 25 members appointed by the Early Learning Division. Two representatives from each of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes, one representative for the Commission of Indian Services, and one representative from the ELD, who is a nonvoting member. The tribal advisory committee will advise the Early Learning Council on the delivery of early care and education services to the tribal communities. The Early Learning Council will also adopt rules to prescribe the requirement for accountability and services provided. We all want to give our tribal neighbors a helping hand, but taking over their responsibilities is a coup and the tribal nations should be in an uproar.

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