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Oregon Legislative Days November 2021

Oregon Legislative Days November 2021


The Oregon legislature is meeting Monday through Thursday this week, starting this morning. LWVOR can use volunteer observers. If these topics interest you, please click the committee agenda links, click the video buttons (under “MEETINGS” on the right), watch and summarize proceedings. Committee agendas are linked below.


Interested in helping out? Contact us for instructions to share and join our team! We can use more observers for health and transportation, for starters! Send us an email at lwvor@lwvor.org. Thank you!



 


Monday, November 15


8:00-10:30


  • Ramos Decision (Potential Overturning of Cases Decided by Non-Unanimous Juries)

  • Ballot Measure 110 Update

  • Compassionate Medical Release Work Group Update

  • Implementation of Delta-9 Cannabis Regulations

  • Update on Housing Planning and Zoning Requirements: HB 2001 (2019) and HB 2003 (2019)

  • Construction Costs and Regulatory Barriers

  • New Home Construction

  • Discussion of Committee Members’ 2022 Legislative Concepts

11:00-12:15


  • Consent Grants Oregon Health Authority - Health Insurance Marketplace Oregon Health Authority - Climate and Health Program

  • Individual Items Oregon Health Authority - Mobile Crisis Services Oregon Health Authority - Provider Relief Fund Oregon Health Authority - COVID-19 Federal Awards

12:45-2:00


  • Appointments to Boards and Commissions and Executive Appointments that Require Senate Confirmation. (See agenda for list of appointments.)

  • Consent Grants Higher Education Coordinating Commission - Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment Higher Education Coordinating Commission - Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity Higher Education Coordinating Commission - AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund Department of Education - Preventing School Violence

  • Individual Items Department of Education - Summer Learning Grant Programs Department of Education - Department of Early Learning and Care and ERDC Transfer Department of Education - Child Care Development Fund Cash Flow

  • Consent Grants Criminal Justice Commission - Smart Probation Criminal Justice Commission - Project Safe Neighborhoods Military Department - Regional Catastrophic Preparedness

  • Individual Items Judicial Department - Elder Justice Innovation Department of Corrections - Overtime Usage Military Department - Ten-Year Capital Construction Plan Department of Justice - Housing Stabilization for Survivors Department of Justice - Child Support Payment Processing Services

2:30-5:00


  • K-12 School Reopening

  • Prison and Reentry Education Programs

  • Summer Learning

  • SB 283 (2019) Report: Concerns Regarding the Health Impacts of Wireless in Schools

  • Organic Food Production in Oregon

  • Private Forest Accord

  • 2021 Oregon Fire Season

  • SB 762 (2021) Implementation Updates:

    • Wildfire Oversight:

      • Wildfire Programs Director and Council

    • Fire-Adapted Communities

      • Wildland-Urban Interface & Statewide Map of Wildfire Risk

      • Emergency Planning

      • Electric System Plans

      • Health Systems for Smoke

      • Defensible Space

      • Building Codes

      • Land Use

    • Hazardous Fuel Reduction

      • Fuel Reduction Activities

      • Oregon Conservation Corps

  • Recovery of Workers’ Compensation Benefit Overpayments

  • Data Broker Registration

  • Worker Classification

  • Discussion of Potential Concepts for the 2022 Legislative Session

  • Oregon Department of Human Services Updates

  • Oregon State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) & Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

  • Support Services for Afghan Arrivals

 

Tuesday, November 16

8:00-10:30


  • Oregon Clean Fuels Program

  • Oregon Global Warming Commission Natural and Working Lands Report

  • Biennial Zero Emissions Report

  • Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub Risk Analysis and Recommendations

  • Impact of Natural Disasters on Oregon Agriculture

  • Risks to Agricultural Ownership and Land Use Patterns

  • Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program

  • Oregon’s HealthCare Workforce Crisis

  • Transforming Care: Role of the Oregon Health Policy Board

  • Update on the Coverage/Access Landscape

  • Discussion of Member Legislative Concepts for the 2022 Legislative Sessions

8:00-9:30


  • 2022-23 Audit Plan Risk Assessment: Committee Member Input and Requests - Secretary of State Audits Division

  • State of Oregon Financial Condition and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports - Secretary of State Audits Division

  • Oregon Government Ethics Commission (Report 2021-14) - Secretary of State Audits Division

  • ODOT Wildfire Debris Removal Advisory Report (Report 2021-30) - Secretary of State Audits Division

11-1:30


  • COVID-19 Testing – Veterans and the General Population

  • Veterans’ Housing and the Impact of COVID-19

  • Veterans’ License Plates

  • The New Department of Emergency Management – Implementation of HB 2927

  • Discussion of Grant for State Preparedness & Incident Response Equipment (SPIRE)

  • Treatment of Military Members Assisting with COVID-Related Missions In-State

  • Fire Season Update – Now and Future

  • Veterans’ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Landscape

  • Grant Program Updates

  • Business Oregon Program Updates

  • Economic Development Tools for Local Jurisdictions

  • OLCC Updates and Cannabis Regulation Overview

  • Update on Study of System Development Charges Required by HB 3040 (2021)

11:00-12:15


  • Consent Grants Department of Agriculture - Pesticide Outreach and Training Department of Agriculture - Animal Disease Response Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - LIDAR Acquisition Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 3D Elevation Program Department of State Lands - Wetland Program Development

  • Individual Items Department of Agriculture - Seafood Processors Pandemic Assistance Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - State Map Program Department of Forestry - 2021 Fire Season

  • Consent Grants Employment Department - Short Time Compensation Employment Department - Unemployment Insurance Accessibility Department of Transportation - Transportation Innovation Council Department of Transportation - Advanced Congestion Management Technologies Department of Transportation - Accelerated Innovation Deployment

  • Individual Items Housing and Community Services Department - Housing Stability Counseling Oregon Business Development Department - Broadband Infrastructure Oregon Business Development Department - Pandemic Economic Recovery Planning Department of Veterans' Affairs - Provider Relief Fund Department of Transportation - Bus and Bus Facilities Program Department of Consumer and Business Services - Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Activities Department of Consumer and Business Services - Workers' Compensation Premium Assessment


12:45-2:00


  • Cybersecurity, Ransomware, and Cybersecurity Education & Workforce Development: Impacts on public and private sector organizations

  • Individual Items Public Employees Retirement System - Changes to Actuarial Methods and Assumptions Department of Administrative Services - Lottery Bond Refunding Department of Administrative Services - Article XI-G Bond Refunding Department of Administrative Services - Compensation Plan Changes Judicial Department - Compensation Plan Changes


2:30-5:00


  • Farmworker Overtime

  • Delta-8 Cannabis Regulation

  • Administration of the Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Tax Rates

  • Oregon Workplace Fairness Act

  • OHA COVID Update

  • Brain Injury Trust Legislative Concept

  • In Vitro Fertilization Legislative Concept

  • Health Equity Data Mapping

  • Task Force on Universal Health Care

  • K-12 Update

  • College/University Reopening

  • Update on HB 2835 (Benefits Navigators)

  • State Financial Aid Programs

  • Implementation of HB 2166 (2021): Diversifying the Educator Workforce, Limiting Suspensions/Expulsions

  • Ballot Measure 110 Update

  • Public Defense Services Commission Update

  • Update from the Department of Justice Labor Trafficking Task Force

  • Discussion of Proposed 2022 Legislation


 

Wednesday, November 17

8-10:30


  • Approval of Grants and Reports from Subcommittees

  • Individual Items

1. Judicial Department - Compensation Plan Changes 2. Judicial Department - Elder Justice Innovation 7. Department of Education - Summer Learning Grant Programs 8. Department of Education - Department of Early Learning and Care and ERDC Transfer 9. Department of Education - Child Care Development Fund Cash Flow 11. Oregon Health Authority - Mobile Crisis Services 13. Oregon Health Authority - Provider Relief Fund 14. Oregon Health Authority - COVID-19 Federal Awards 17. Department of Corrections - Overtime Usage 19. Military Department - Ten-Year Capital Construction Plan 20. Department of Justice - Housing Stabilization for Survivors 22. Department of Justice - Child Support Payment Processing Services 25. Housing and Community Services Department - Housing Stability Counseling 26. Oregon Business Development Department - Broadband Infrastructure 27. Oregon Business Development Department - Pandemic Economic Recovery Planning 28. Department of Veterans' Affairs - Provider Relief Fund 31. Department of Agriculture - Seafood Processors Pandemic Assistance 34. Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - State Map Program 36. Department of Forestry - 2021 Fire Season 40. Department of Transportation - Bus and Bus Facilities Program 41. Department of Consumer and Business Services - Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Activities 42. Department of Consumer and Business Services - Workers' Compensation Premium Assessment 43. Public Employees Retirement System - Changes to Actuarial Methods and Assumptions 44. Department of Administrative Services - Lottery Bond Refunding 45. Department of Administrative Services - Article XI-G Bond Refunding 46. Department of Administrative Services - Compensation Plan Changes


11-1:30


  • OHA Update

  • K-12 School Update

  • COVID-19 Variant and Outbreak Update

  • Health System Update

  • Vaccine & Testing Verification Processes

  • 2021 Drought

  • Update on Community Water Systems Affected by 2020 Wildfires

  • Framework for Conversations about Oregon’s Water Future, 2021-2023

  • 2021 Investments in Wildfire Impacted Communities

  • Update: Housing Related to 2020 Wildfire Recovery

12:45-2:00


  • December Economic and Revenue Forecast

2:30-5:00


  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities System and “Agency with Choice”

  • Oregon LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey

  • Refugee Resettlement

  • Youth Voices

  • Current Eviction Landscape

  • Rental Assistance and Wildfire Recovery

  • Panel on Homeownership

  • Behavioral Health Package of Resources Update

  • Update on Ballot Measure 110 Implementation

  • 9-8-8 Workgroup Update

  • Behavioral Health Systems Needs

  • Oregon State Hospital Update

  • ODOT Projects and Programs Update

  • DMV Status Report Update

  • Renewable Fuels Briefing

  • Transportation Equity in Oregon

  • Wildfire Cleanup and Recovery Update


 

Thursday, November 18

11:00-1:00


  • Task Force Work Plan

  • Orientation by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission on Current Conditions for Underrepresented Students


Thanks to Senator Michael Dembrow, SD 23, 11/14/21


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