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
Senate President Peter Courtney
Senator Richard Devlin
Representative Nancy Nathanson
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Representative Dan Rayfield
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 SB 1018, SB 1023, and HB 3415 and assign these bills to Joint Committee on Ways and Means SubCommittee on Human Service.
SB 1018: Establishes Oregon Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Program within Department of Human Services.
SB 1023: Establishes Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Fund.
HB 3415: Mental Health for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individual Bill of Rights Act; the official bill title is relating to mental health services provided to individuals with impaired abilities to hear sounds.
As a member of the Joint Ways and Means, will you push to have this bill scheduled for a hearing and work session.