Legislative Alert on HB 3412

Just an update on a legislative bill similar to LEAD-K; except it is called Taskforce on Assessment of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Many bills are "stuck" in Joint Committee on Ways and Means and what we need do is pressure the following folks

House Representative Tina Kotek
503-986-1200
Rep.TinaKotek@state.or.us

Senate President Peter Courtney
503-986-1600
sen.petercourtney@oregonlegislature.gov

Senator Richard Devlin
503-986-1719
Sen.RichardDevlin@oregonlegislature.gov

Representative Nancy Nathanson
503-986-1413
Rep.NancyNathanson@oregonlegislature.gov

Representative Barbara Smith Warner

503-986-1445

rep.barbarasmithwarner@oregonlegislature.gov

Senator Rod Monroe

503-986-1724

Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us


Below is an example of a letter, but write what you feel or think. Making it personal always helps.

Dear Rep. XXXX


I am writing to you in support of HB 3412, to establish Taskforce on Assessment of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It only ask $5,500 toward accommodation cost to allow the group of people to meet and discuss and recommend a framework for assessing deaf and hard of hearing children to determine the children's competencies in language and literacy skills for the purpose of ensuring the children are able to successfully access the kindergarten curriculum in an equitable manner.


As a member of the Joint Ways and Means, will you push to have this bill scheduled for a hearing and work session.


Thank you
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