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Education
  • Public Hearing
    • Modifies abbreviated school day program requirements.
    • Directs superintendent of each school district to ensure that district report is prepared that summarizes access to instruction by district students.
    • Clarifies education duties of State Board of Education, Department of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction and district school boards.
    • Requires Department of Education to investigate allegations of noncompliance with laws related to discrimination, restraint and seclusion and religious activity when department receives complaint of noncompliance or department determines there is evidence of noncompliance.
    • Directs Department of Education to determine if school district or education service district is standard, nonstandard or conditionally standard.

    • Note change: SB 821 has been added.

      Please note: The meeting may run past 4:30 PM.
  • Public Hearing
    • Extends sunset for credit for certified Opportunity Grant contributions.
    • Establishes Purple Star School Program within Department of Education to recognize schools that provide certain support services to military-connected students.
    • Requires Department of Education to conduct study to determine adequacy of education in public schools.
  • Work Session
    • Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for summer and after-school programs.
    • Provides that student who legally entered United States as refugee, through special immigrant visa or under Compact of Free Association treaty between United States and Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands or Federated States of Micronesia and who has not previously established residence in any state or territory of United States other than Oregon qualifies for exemption from nonresident tuition and fees at Oregon Health and Science University.
    • Clarifies agency access to moneys in Early Learning Account.
    • Aligns statutory language with constitutional language to require that corporate kicker be used to fund kindergarten through grade 12 public education.
    • Increases amount person may be reimbursed for provision of vision screening to student.
    • Prohibits post-secondary institutions of education that are based in Oregon from refusing to provide transcript to current or former student because student owes debt to institution.
Energy and Environment
  • Public Hearing
    • Removes provisions of property tax exemption for community solar projects that restrict exemption to proportion owned by residential customers or leased by residential subscribers.
    • Creates sunset for rural renewable energy development zone exemption.
    • Creates sunset of tax exemption for property of certain cooperatives used to heat water by combustion of biomass.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      This is an opportunity for youth to tell the committee about an energy or environment issue that is significant to them. If you are a student (kindergarten – 12th grade) that would like to participate, please register at the following link
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPeyEKkSWYFS1X8 and indicate your preference to participate either remotely or in person. Due to committee schedules, we may need to limit how many individuals can speak in one day and we ask that you keep your testimony to three minutes. If you would prefer to share your views in writing, please submit your testimony to SEE.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov and it will be posted on OLIS.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires original equipment manufacturer to make available to owner of consumer electronic equipment or independent repair provider on fair and reasonable terms any documentation, tool, part or other device or implement that original equipment manufacturer makes available to authorized repair provider for purpose of diagnosing, maintaining or repairing consumer electronic equipment.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      This is an opportunity for youth to tell the committee about an energy or environment issue that is significant to them. If you are a student (kindergarten – 12th grade) that would like to participate, please register at the following link
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPeyEKkSWYFS1X8 and indicate your preference to participate either remotely or in person. Due to committee schedules, we may need to limit how many individuals can speak in one day and we ask that you keep your testimony to three minutes. If you would prefer to share your views in writing, please submit your testimony to SEE.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov and it will be posted on OLIS.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Prohibits food vendor from using polystyrene foam container in sales of prepared food.
    • Directs Environmental Quality Commission to establish program for source reduction of single-use plastic food ware and single-use packaging and achieve 25 percent source reductions compared to 2023 levels by 2030.
    • Directs State Department of Agriculture and Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules allowing consumers to use own containers for refilling with food at food establishment.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      This is an opportunity for youth to tell the committee about an energy or environment issue that is significant to them. If you are a student (kindergarten – 12th grade) that would like to participate, please register at the following link
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPeyEKkSWYFS1X8 and indicate your preference to participate either remotely or in person. Due to committee schedules, we may need to limit how many individuals can speak in one day and we ask that you keep your testimony to three minutes. If you would prefer to share your views in writing, please submit your testimony to SEE.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov and it will be posted on OLIS.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Establishes grant program within State Department of Energy to provide grants to fund replacement of generators that use diesel or fossil fuels with renewable hydrogen-fueled generators.
    • Directs Department of Transportation to establish grant program for fuel cell electric vehicle and hydrogen fueling demonstration projects.
    • Authorizes issuance of lottery bonds and transfer of net proceeds to Oregon Business Development Department.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      This is an opportunity for youth to tell the committee about an energy or environment issue that is significant to them. If you are a student (kindergarten – 12th grade) that would like to participate, please register at the following link
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPeyEKkSWYFS1X8 and indicate your preference to participate either remotely or in person. Due to committee schedules, we may need to limit how many individuals can speak in one day and we ask that you keep your testimony to three minutes. If you would prefer to share your views in writing, please submit your testimony to SEE.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov and it will be posted on OLIS.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
Finance and Revenue
  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Testimony
      Enterprise Zones
      Oregon Business Development Department
  • Public Hearing
    • Establishes sunset for construction-in-process exemption from ad valorem property taxation for property located in enterprise zone.
    • Extends sunset date of enterprise zone program.
    • Extends sunset of property tax exemption for facility of business firm in rural enterprise zone.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Testimony
      Federal Tax Law Changes
      Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Public Hearing
    • Updates connection date to federal Internal Revenue Code and other provisions of federal tax law.
  • Public Hearing
    • Exempts from commercial activity subject to corporate activity tax reimbursements for certain health care services, including care provided to medical assistance recipients and to Medicare recipients.
    • Exempts receipts from sales of prescription drugs by a pharmacy from commercial activity subject to corporate activity tax.
    • Note: Removed Public Hearing for SB 63 from agenda.
2/9/2023 3:00 PM, HR A - No Meeting Scheduled
Health Care
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires Oregon Health Authority and coordinated care organization to pay reasonable per diem rate for patient whose discharge from hospital is delayed due to circumstances beyond hospital's control.
    • Requires Oregon Health Authority to study fee-for-service medical assistance recipients' access to health care providers in rural areas of this state.
  • Work Session
    • Prohibits disclosure of individually identifiable data collected in accordance with uniform standards adopted by Oregon Health Authority for collection of data on race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written languages, disability status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
    • Note change: SB 486 has been added.
  • Public Hearing
    • Establishes Oregon Memory Net program to provide opportunity for primary care providers to refer for memory assessment at neurologic clinic patients showing signs of cognitive decline or impairment but who have not been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
    • Establishes Indian Health Scholarship Program to provide free tuition and fees for qualifying Indian health profession students in exchange for student commitment to work at tribal service site after graduation.
    • Directs Oregon Health Authority to implement website with functionality to provide online scheduling portal for health care providers that participate in medical assistance to use to contact health care interpreters directly and to process billing.
    • Requires health benefit plan and health care service contract coverage of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
  • Public Hearing
    • Establishes Adult Suicide Prevention Coordinator within Oregon Health Authority.
    • Directs Oregon Health Authority to develop list of suicide risk assessment and treatment continuing education opportunities for specified physical health care providers.
    • Establishes Universal Health Plan Governance Board and directs board to create comprehensive plan for implementing Universal Health Plan beginning in 2027.
    • Note change: SB 818 has been added.
Housing and Development
  • Public Hearing
    • Provides that unused portion of amount of pass-through revenue bonds authorized for issuance in preceding biennium carries forward until legislation authorizing amount of pass-through revenue bonds for current biennium is enacted.
  • Work Session
    • Requires landlord to allow dwelling to be used as family child care home, subject to conditions.
    • Allows Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board to require training on implicit bias and state and federal fair housing laws for real estate appraisers.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Extends sunset for tax credit for affordable housing lenders.
    • Establishes sunset for continued property tax exemption for former cemetery or crematory land used for exempt low income housing.
    • Extends sunset for exemption of single-unit housing.
  • Work Session
    • Amends allowable purposes of Emergency Housing Account to include account moneys to be used for grants to assist pets of individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
Human Services
    • Please note that the ONLY public entrance to the building has been shifted to State Street.
      Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services are available for this meeting. If you would like access to CART services please email languageaccess@oregonlegislature.gov.
      Two ADA parking spaces are located on State Street. Additional ADA parking will be reserved on State Street for witnesses at this meeting. Please allow these additional parking spaces to be used by persons who need ADA parking:
      https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/260116
      There are also ADA parking spaces on Capitol Street:
      https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/260114
      Please find parking location maps in the meeting materials. A staging room will be available in Hearing Room E; please reach out to visitor.services@oregonlegislature.gov to make arrangements.
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires Department of Human Services to request from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval of waiver to obtain federal financial participation in costs of program to pay parents of minor children with disabilities to provide attendant care services to children.
    • Requires Oregon Health Authority to request federal approval to allow parent or legal guardian to be paid to act as personal support worker or direct support professional for minor child who has intellectual or developmental disability.
    • Authorizes Superintendent of Public Instruction to require school district to reimburse parent or foster parent for reasonable expenses incurred by parent or foster parent while student was placed on abbreviated school day program in violation of requirements for program.
  • Work Session
    • Introduction of Legislative Concepts
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      Any current or former youth with experience receiving child welfare services is invited to submit written or verbal testimony to the Committee at this time on any topic they choose. Those who choose to participate may submit written testimony rather than verbal, and written comments will be included in the public record.
    • Note change: SB 790 has been removed from the agenda and a Work Session for the Introduction of Legislative Concepts has been added.
    • Submit written public comment:
      - Email: SHS.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Please specify agenda topic in subject line.
      - Mail: Senate Human Services
      900 Court Street NE, Room 453, Salem, OR, 97301
      - Written comment may be submitted up to 48 hours after the meeting start time.

      Register to give public comment during Informational Meetings:
      - Register online:
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0TbuATTs3j0OrVI
      - Register by phone to speak in person or remotely: 833-588-4500 (U.S. toll free)
      - Registration closes 30 minutes ahead of meeting start time.
    • Please note that the ONLY public entrance to the building has been shifted to State Street.
      Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services are available for this meeting. If you would like access to CART services please email languageaccess@oregonlegislature.gov.
      Two ADA parking spaces are located on State Street. Additional ADA parking will be reserved on State Street for witnesses at this meeting. Please allow these additional parking spaces to be used by persons who need ADA parking:
      https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/260116
      There are also ADA parking spaces on Capitol Street:
      https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/260114
      Please find parking location maps in the meeting materials. A staging room will be available in Hearing Room E; please reach out to visitor.services@oregonlegislature.gov to make arrangements.
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires Department of Human Services to administer program to provide medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities without regard to individuals' income or resources.
    • Requires closed-captioned television receivers in public areas within places of public accommodation to display closed captioning unless exception applies.
    • Modifies definition of "communication facilitator.".
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      Any current or former youth with experience receiving child welfare services is invited to submit written or verbal testimony to the Committee at this time on any topic they choose. Those who choose to participate may submit written testimony rather than verbal, and written comments will be included in the public record.
    • Submit written public comment:
      - Email: SHS.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Please specify agenda topic in subject line.
      - Mail: Senate Human Services
      900 Court Street NE, Room 453, Salem, OR, 97301
      - Written comment may be submitted up to 48 hours after the meeting start time.

      Register to give public comment during Informational Meetings:
      - Register online:
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6K05Xyz7SKtV3Vk
      - Register by phone to speak in person or remotely: 833-588-4500 (U.S. toll free)
      - Registration closes 30 minutes ahead of meeting start time.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Speakers Only
    • Child Welfare Overview
  • Public Hearing
    • Directs Department of Human Services to establish and maintain centralized child abuse reporting system.
    • Requires Department of Human Services to study options for protecting from disclosure in certain proceedings information regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression of children in department's custody.
    • Directs Department of Human Services to develop and administer voluntary placement program to provide supports to certain young adults as they transition to adulthood.
    • Grants juvenile court continuing wardship jurisdiction upon establishment of permanent guardianship, regardless of whether original bases for wardship jurisdiction continue to exist.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Legislative Concepts
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      Any current or former youth with experience receiving child welfare services is invited to submit written or verbal testimony to the Committee at this time on any topic they choose. Those who choose to participate may submit written testimony rather than verbal, and written comments will be included in the public record.
    • Submit written public comment:
      - Email: SHS.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Please specify agenda topic in subject line.
      - Mail: Senate Human Services
      900 Court Street NE, Room 453, Salem, OR, 97301
      - Written comment may be submitted up to 48 hours after the meeting start time.

      Register to give public comment during Informational Meetings:
      - Register online:
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kbsmm45H4soOUu
      - Register by phone to speak in person or remotely: 833-588-4500 (U.S. toll free)
      - Registration closes 30 minutes ahead of meeting start time.

  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Speakers Only
    • Lived Experience in Out of Home Settings: Youth and Former Foster Youth Voices
  • Public Hearing
    • Prohibits public bodies from seizing certain benefits and resources intended for persons in custody of Department of Human Services.
    • Directs Department of Human Services to establish and administer Youth Support and Repayment Grant Program to provide financial support to specified persons from whom, while in care or custody of department, resources to which persons were entitled were seized and used to pay for certain services provided.
    • Directs Department of Human Services to use information acquired during abuse investigations arising from actions of child in care to make certain assessments regarding placement.
    • Directs Department of Human Services to maintain inventory of luggage carriers for use when transporting personal effects of foster children.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Legislative Concepts
  • Informational Meeting
    • Youth Voices
      Any current or former youth with experience receiving child welfare services is invited to submit written or verbal testimony to the Committee at this time on any topic they choose. Those who choose to participate may submit written testimony rather than verbal, and written comments will be included in the public record.
    • Submit written public comment:
      - Email: SHS.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Please specify agenda topic in subject line.
      - Mail: Senate Human Services
      900 Court Street NE, Room 453, Salem, OR, 97301
      - Written comment may be submitted up to 48 hours after the meeting start time.

      Register to give public comment during Informational Meetings:
      - Register online:
      https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3a2ZmpEQHROI6Ca
      - Register by phone to speak in person or remotely: 833-588-4500 (U.S. toll free)
      - Registration closes 30 minutes ahead of meeting start time.

Judiciary
  • Public Hearing
    • Creates process by which person may file post-conviction relief petition due to currently available relevant forensic scientific evidence at any time after conviction.
    • Directs certifying agencies to report annually to Oregon Criminal Justice Commission on victim helpfulness certification requests.
    • Establishes exception, for video cameras worn by law enforcement officer, to prohibition on law enforcement agency collecting or maintaining information about person's political, religious or social views or activities.
  • Work Session
    • Expands authority of Chief Justice of Supreme Court to make rules for gathering specified information and identifying and evaluating disparities and impacts in justice system in Oregon.
    • Increases number of circuit court judges in certain judicial districts.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Modifies provisions relating to special motions to strike.
    • Directs court to take into consideration child's preferences when making best interests determination for purposes of child custody determinations.
    • Requires Department of Corrections to adopt rules requiring supervising officers to provide to eligible persons on supervision quarterly updates on progress toward earning reduction in supervision.
  • Work Session
    • Modifies legislative findings concerning alternative incarceration programs.
    • Modifies when use of force upon minor child or student is justifiable and not criminal.
    • Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Department of Administrative Services for purposes of deposit in Universal Representation Fund.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Provides that requirement that certain hearsay statements of unavailable witnesses concerning acts of abuse must be supported by corroborative evidence applies in juvenile delinquency proceedings.
    • Appropriates moneys to Department of Justice for establishment of program addressing crimes committed against persons with disabilities.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Speakers Only
    • Oregon State Police
      Presenters to be Determined
  • Public Hearing
    • Makes confidential and exempts from discovery and public records certain communications and information conveyed during peer support check-in sessions with Oregon Youth Authority employees.
    • Makes restorative justice communications confidential.
  • Work Session
    • Requires owner of real property where site of unlawful manufacture of marijuana or unlawful production of marijuana is located to clean up waste from site upon receipt of notification from law enforcement agency.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
Labor and Business
  • Public Hearing and Possible Work Session
    • Makes permanent provision excluding certain employees of Oregon State Police from meaning of supervisory employee for purposes of public employment.
    • Establishes Task Force on Occupational Licensing.
    • Allows person who retires from Department of State Police as police officer to participate in group benefit plan offered by Public Employees' Benefit Board with no increase in premiums.
  • Public Hearing
    • Provides that, for purposes of determining salary of certain member of Public Employees Retirement System, housing allowance paid to prison chaplain shall be treated as includable in member's taxable income under Oregon law.
    • Requires subject employers to adopt policy allowing subject workers paid time off during shift to receive medical services related to worker's compensable injury or occupational disease.
    • Directs Department of Human Services to develop or acquire and maintain information system for tracking investigations related to allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing and Possible Work Session
    • Modifies employer child support reporting requirements to include payments made to independent contractors.
    • Permits state agency to accept credit card as payment for charge or fee state agency imposes or collects for goods or services state agency provides to individual who is member of public and to add surcharge to amount person tenders to offset fees charged to state agency for accepting credit card as payment.
  • Public Hearing
    • Updates and modernizes statutes that regulate practice of architecture in this state to conform with actual current practice of architecture.
    • Requires payment of prevailing rate of wage for demolition of or removal of hazardous waste from road, highway, building, structure or improvement in public improvement contract that uses $750,000 or more of public funds or that occurs on real property that state agency owns, including demolition or removal of hazardous waste that occurs in connection with construction, reconstruction, renovation or painting of road, highway, building, structure or improvement.
    • Changes expenditure limitation for grant to Port of Port Orford for seafood hub redevelopment project to biennium beginning July 1, 2023.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
Natural Resources
  • Public Hearing
    • Prohibits insurance company from using statewide map of wildfire risk as basis for canceling policy or increasing premium.
    • Requires State Forestry Department to study community-based programs for reducing wildfire risk.
    • Requires State Forestry Department to study local government discretion concerning regulation of wildfire risk.
  • Work Session
    • Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Directs State Department of Fish and Wildlife to establish program to purchase aquaculture products from private aquaculture facilities.
    • Directs State Fish and Wildlife Commission to develop and adopt by rule invasive grass pilot program in Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area.
    • Amends definition of high-value farmlands for residential rezoning of lands within Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region.
    • Note change: Work Session has been added.
Rules
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires certain public bodies to reduce public records request fees by 40 percent if request is made in public interest.
    • Directs public bodies to perform search, review and duplication work in responding to public records requests in least expensive manner reasonably possible.
    • Directs Public Records Advocate to estimate biennial costs to carry out duties of advocate and to allocate and assess costs among public bodies of state government.
    • The following bill is scheduled soley for the purpose of referring to the Senate President for referral to another committee.
  • Work Session
    • Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs to study and make recommendations for policy proposals for tax treatment of military pensions.
    • Expresses support for county clerks and local election officials.
2/9/2023 3:00 PM, HR C - No Meeting Scheduled
Veterans, Emergency Management, Federal and World Affairs
    • Please note: The meeting start time is 8:30 am.
  • Public Hearing
    • Exempts from state income tax military pay received by Oregon National Guard member while in active service of state or on state active duty.
  • Work Session
    • Recognizes and honors service members of Oregon National Guard.
    • Recognizes and honors Deputy Douglas Eugene Smith (1955-1978) for his service to this state.
    • In memoriam: Former state Representative Ralph Davis Brown, 1944-2022.
    • Please note: The meeting start time is 8:30 am.
  • Public Hearing
    • In memoriam: Mary Curtis Gramley (1936-2021).
    • The following work session is scheduled solely for the purpose of reviewing proposed amendments. Amendments will be made available on OLIS as soon as possible.
  • Work Session
    • Establishes income tax credit for volunteer firefighters.
House
Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water
  • Public Hearing
    • Appropriates moneys to Water Resources Department to fund staff position, or contract for services, related to voluntary agreements among ground water users from same reservoir.
    • Makes certain changes to calculation of small forestland owner tax credit.
    • Appropriates moneys to Charleston Merchants Association to purchase properties for purpose of community development.
    • Reinstates tax credit for reforestation.
    • Restores availability of income or corporate excise tax credit for processing or collection of woody biomass.
    • Transfers revenue from levy of additional privilege tax under forest products harvest tax to State Forestry Department Account for distribution to Oregon Forest Resources Institute Fund, Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund and Higher Education Coordinating Commission for Oregon State University Extension Service to implement Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan.
  • Public Hearing
    • Modifies provisions of Department of Transportation wildlife-vehicle collision program.
    • Establishes Public Drinking Water and Sewer Ratepayer Assistance Fund.
    • Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Fish and Wildlife Commission and Department of State Lands to implement Ocean Policy Advisory Council recommendations to develop adaptive management and social monitoring program to support marine reserves.
  • Informational Meeting
    • Invited Speakers Only
    • Regional Water Management - HB 5006 Work Group
      Oregon Water Resources Department, Speakers TBD
Behavioral Health and Health Care
  • Public Hearing
    • Expands and provides funding for coordinated crisis services system including 9-8-8 suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis hotline.
    • Requires Portland State University, subject to sufficient moneys being appropriated, to enhance state's capacity to educate public mental health and addiction treatment providers by July 1, 2028, by materially increasing number of graduates from relevant degree programs.
    • Authorizes Health Licensing Office to issue sign language interpreter license to qualified applicant.
    • Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for Oregon Medical Coordination Center.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Increases amount of income tax credit allowed to rural medical providers.
    • Adds nursing assistant or nurse to types of providers who are eligible for income tax credit allowed to rural medical providers.
    • Adds licensed mental health professionals and certified medical laboratory scientists and medical laboratory technicians to types of providers eligible for tax credit allowed to rural medical care provider.
    • Modifies conditions of eligibility for tax credit allowed to rural medical care provider.
  • Work Session
    • Authorizes pharmacists to administer influenza vaccine to persons six months of age or older.
    • Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain process to identify claims eligible for enhanced federal match for services provided to American Indians or Alaska Natives by nontribal providers, secure enhanced federal match from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and return to tribe portion of enhanced federal match.
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
    • Note change: HB 2745 and HB 2744 have been removed. HB 2278 and HB 2286 have been added.
  • Public Hearing
    • Requires health insurance coverage of health care interpretation services that are legally mandated.
    • Changes term "physician assistant" to "physician associate.".
    • Removes requirement that physician assistant collaboration agreement with employer include physician assistant performance assessment.
    • Adds two members who are physician assistants or retired physician assistants to membership of Oregon Medical Board.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Limits ability of carriers offering dental benefit to require reimbursement of claims by credit card or electronic funds transfer.
    • Directs Oregon Health Authority to establish Oral Health Advisory Committee and Office of Oral Health.
    • Prohibits Oregon Board of Dentistry from requiring applicant for certification as dental assistant to pass written examination for radiological proficiency.
    • Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission to establish program to issue grants to community colleges to promote and increase dental assistant and dental hygienist training programs in Oregon.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Prohibits practice of conversion therapy by certain professionals.
    • Requires hospitals to adopt policies and procedures to ensure provision of human immunodeficiency virus post-exposure prophylactic drugs or therapies following patient's possible exposure to human immunodeficiency virus.
    • Directs Health Licensing Office to issue provisional registration to applicant for behavior analysis interventionist registration.
    • Requires Governor, in appointing members to Oregon State Board of Nursing, to balance diversity of setting in which nurse or certified nursing assistant members provide care.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Modifies requirements for health insurance coverage of hearing-related items and services.
    • Directs Oregon Health Authority, in consultation with Newborn Bloodspot Screening Advisory Board, to adopt rules for board to evaluate and recommend adding disease to or removing disease from newborn bloodspot screening panel or taking no action on disease.
    • Authorizes independent behavioral health certification entity that meets specified requirements to certify addiction peer support specialists to work with coordinated care organizations.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures
  • Public Hearing
    • Extends health care provider incentive program to health care providers who are students enrolled in health professional training programs leading to licensure as licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.
    • Adds registered nurse who is nursing faculty member to types of providers who are eligible for income tax credit allowed to rural medical providers.
    • Directs Oregon Health Authority to establish program to provide financial incentives to hospitals for offering clinical training opportunities for nursing students.
    • Enacts interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.
    • Enacts interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.
  • Work Session
    • Possible Introduction of Committee Measures