Success stories

House Bill (HB) 3230

Oregon State Legislature, Salem, OR
Sponsor: House of Representative Stephen J. March, Ph.D
Description: A legislative bill focuses on improving Deaf & Hard of Hearing access services provided by the Department of Human Services. Governor Ted Kulongoski signed HB 3230 on June 19, 2005.

* Conduct extensively research on Deaf & Hard of Hearing services nationwide
* Document using excel spreadsheets on services and programs
* Report with state legislators about the research data

Senate Bill (SB) 1005

Oregon State Legislature, Salem, OR
Sponsor: House of Representative Stephen J. March, Ph.D.
Description: SB 1005 focuses on improving deaf & hard of hearing access services provided by the Department of Human Services. Potential allocation by funding on increasing telephone surcharges from $2 to $4 million biannually. The House passed the legislation but it was killed by the Senate Rules committee.

* Research on telecommunication surcharges and document the findings
* Research on what alternative funding that could sustain services and programs