ACTION ALERT! SB 795: Public Hearing on March 18th at 1pm!!!

To the Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing with additional disability, and Hard of Hearing Constituents and Supporter


The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service (ODHHS) legislative bill public hearing is set on Monday, March 18th at 1pm in House Room #A.


There is a need for amendment to clarify the Bill is to only focus on permanency of ODHHS program within DHS. 


1. Dept of Human Service's position is neutral on this bill. 

2. There is a potential fiscal impact as we do not know what it might be at this moment. 

3. The community tried to pass ODHHS Bill 4-6 times in the past couple decades and we tried recently in 2015, 2017 and now 2019. We need to make sure this bill PASS THIS TIME! 


If you cannot be there. There are two things you can do.

First, please send an email to and clearly explain it is for SB 795. It is due to them within 24 hours of scheduled hearing. 

Secondly, you can visit and contact all the members by telephone, email or stop by their offices who are serving on the Senate Committee on Health Care to share your SUPPORT on this bill. 

If you plan to be there, you will need to contact State Capitol to put through a communication accommodations to be provided at this legislative hearing. 

Need accommodation? Please read the disclaimer from the State Capitol. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any functions at Oregon State Capitol, please contact at 503-986-1373 or at least 48 hours prior to the event.

To learn more about the bill and additional information can be found at and the original bill can be read at

As always, if you need to ask for more information or have questions, please contact me for more details and I only respond to emails during evening and on weekends.

Many thanks!
Chad A. Ludwig
Oregon Association of the Deaf
Member, Legislative Committee