Legislative Update from OAD on 3/31/2019

OAD and Community Bills

Senate Bill 795
Prescribes requirements for Oregon Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Program.
Status: Work Session Hearing schedule with Senate Committee on Health Care on Monday, April 1st at 1pm in room HR A. The due date to get out of that committeeis on April 5th,
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB795
Point of Contact: Chad A. Ludwig at LudwigAdvocate@gmail.com

House Bill 2630
Establish Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education within Dept of Education
Status: DEAD
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2630
Point of Contact: Chad A. Ludwig at LudwigAdvocate@gmail.com

House Bill 2632
Provides that Oregon School for the Deaf serve children who are zero through 20 years of age
Status: DEAD
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2632
Point of Contact: Chad A. Ludwig at LudwigAdvocate@gmail.com

House Bill 2629
Directs Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish parent outreach program at Oregon School for the Deaf
Status: DEAD
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2629
Point of Contact: Chad A. Ludwig at LudwigAdvocate@gmail.com

House Bill 3198
Imposes requirements upon mental health treatment professionals and programs to ensure culturally and linguistically affirmative mental health services for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
Status: The bill was referred to House Committee on Health Care and waiting for public hearing session to be schedule. The due date to get out of that committeeis on April 5th,
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3198
Point of Contact: Steven Brown at steven.social58@gmail.com

House Bill 3206
Requires Department of Human Services to administer program to make support service providers available to individuals who are deaf-blind.
Status: House Committee on Human Services and Housing will host work session scheduled on April 3, 2019 at 1pm in room HR 50. The due date to get out of that committeeis on April 5th, 2019.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3206
Point of Contact: Shannon Mason at odbcan@outlook.com

House Bill 3205
Expands Telecommunication Devices Access Program to include provision of communication facilitators.
Status: Passed Full House and referred to Senate Committee on Business and General Government await for scheduling. The due date to get out of that committee is on May 25, 2019.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3205
Point of Contact: Shannon Mason at odbcan@outlook.com

Senate Bill 1033
An Act to direct Division of Motor Vehicles to provide that information may be included in the Oregon vehicle registration system indicating that the operator of the vehicle may be deaf or hard of hearing
Status: SB Number assigned and referred to Joint Committee on Transportation. There is no due date on this bill. 
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB1033
Point of Contact: Chad A. Ludwig at LudwigAdvocate@gmail.com


Not OAD's Bills and OAD do support these Bills

Senate Bill 13
Changes terminology [for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing] of certain disabilities for purposes of special education statutes.
Status: This bill passes Senate and now in House Committee on Education. The due date to get out of that committee is on May 25, 2019.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB13

Senate Bill 352
Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Department of Administrative Services for distribution to Tucker Maxon School to provide financial aid to students with hearing loss who cannot afford tuition and for capital improvements.
Status: Public Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled on April 1, 2019 at 1pm in room HR B. 
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB352

 

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