Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 3 – February 2018 – LWV of Oregon

In This Issue Revenue and Tax Reform Governance Natural Resources Social Policy Education Policy Revenue and Tax Reform By Chris Vogel, Revenue and Tax Reform If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, and have time at 8:30 am, please step into Committee Hearing Room A.  Go to this link […]

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 3 – February 2018 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

SOCIAL POLICY
As most of you are aware, HJR 203 A, the proposal for a constitutional amendment that declares that access to Health Care is a Right, passed the House Health Care Committee and the House Chamber of Representatives on a party line vote.
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EDUCATION
If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, please attend in Committee Hearing Room F. Go to this link and click the February 23 date on the right-hand side of the page to see the agenda for the Joint Committee On Student Success. It is scheduled to run until 3 pm, so a great session to visit after the Day at the Legislature.
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GOVERNANCE
We are looking at HB 4033 -2 for election rules effects on 2018 referrals, HJR 201 A, housing, and HJR 203 A, health care. This session’s rapid processing saw rules suspended to allow progress before Thursday’s deadline for bills lacking committee hearing assignments. Bills either proceeded forward apace, were pulled for Interim refinement, or stopped. 
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NATURAL RESOURCES
Your natural resources team has prioritized Clean Energy Jobs (SB 1507 or HB 4001) and fees for the Dept. of Environmental Quality to implement Cleaner Air Oregon.  Agencies have small budget “asks” that we will follow. Some land use bills are still alive.
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REVENUE AND TAX REFORM
If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, and have time at 8:30 am, please step into Committee Hearing Room A.  Go to this link and click on the February 23date on the right-hand side of the page to see the agenda for the Senate Committee On Finance and Revenue.
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