Passed by House and Senate – Awaiting Governor’s Signature:
HB 4145: Expands the definition of relationship of person who may seek court orders prohibiting possession of firearms.
Bills With Next Action Scheduled:
HB 4079: Retirement accounts for low-income individuals – Requires Department of Human Services to disregard as resources moneys held in specified pension and retirement accounts in determining eligibility for TANF.
HB 4133: Establishes Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee to conduct studies and reviews of incidence of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Bills Currently in Ways and Means, with Rules Committee, or with No Action Scheduled:
HB 4001: Requires Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule program that places cap on greenhouse gas emissions and that provides market-based mechanism for covered entities to demonstrate compliance.
HB 4076: Establishes Small Donor Elections program to enable candidates for office of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small dollar donations.
HB 4081: Requires Department of Human Services to use savings in temporary assistance for needy families program to increase amount of cash grants or to make additional investments in JOBS program.
HB 4140: Requires an attorney to inform client of consequence of disposition of a criminal offense, including possible impacts on immigration status.
HB 4160: Creates family and medical leave insurance program to provide employee who is eligible for coverage with portion of wages while employee is on family medical leave or military leave.
SB 1512: Enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
SB 1563: Removes requirement that students who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents apply for official federal identification document to be eligible for exemption from paying nonresident tuition at public universities.
HJR 203: Proposes an amendment to Oregon constitution establishing “obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to effective, medically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”
SJM 202: This measure urges Congress to take action on the regulation of semiautomatic weapons and the means to convert them to automatic operation.
Measure 101 – Vote YES for Health Care in January
Ballot Measure 101 will be voted on by Oregonians in a special election this January, with ballots due by January 23. Voting yes on Ballot Measure 101 protects healthcare for Oregon families – including 400,000 children, as well as seniors and people with disabilities – who otherwise couldn’t afford a doctor’s visit and are often forced to go to the emergency room when they get sick.
Measure 101 is supported by nurses and doctors, firefighters and teachers, AARP, local hospitals and families across the state. For more information – or to get involved with the Yes for Healthcare campaign – visit www.yesforhealthcare.org.