O4AD Legislative Conference Call
Friday, June 16, 2017
O4AD will hold our weekly Legislative conference call on Friday, June 16th at 11 am. Please join us for this update on the Session and current progress as negotiations continue to move the session to a conclusion.
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O4AD will conclude weekly Legislative Calls on June 30.
Bill Tracking and Reporting
Now that Policy Committees have closed, remaining committees are down to limited notice for hearings. To follow how bills are now moving, please be sure to visit the Committee Agendas Online webpage of the Oregon Legislative Website:
O4AD will post our updated bill lists with all "dead bills" removed. We are currently awaiting the movement of the Department of Human Services budget bill which is moved close to the end of the session. Negotiations around budget and revenue continue with various proposals being attempted. The uncertainty that is an inherent part of the end of session will continue as we move to sine die. Advocates remain engaged to help insure that services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities are adequately funded for the 2017-19 biennium.
Checking on agendas online is the most effective and efficient way to track bills being heard at this time. For more information or with questions, please contact O4AD - firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.463.8692.
Oregon Project Independence
As the Legislature heads to Sine Die, O4AD continues to work closely on protecting funding for Oregon Project Independence. We sincerely appreciate all of the hard work of advocates throughout the session to help achieve this goal of protecting this funding and the independence for the seniors and people with disabilities served.
It is important to remember that while our advocacy has focused on Ways & Means, all Legislators have a vote in the end of the Budgets that passed. Be sure that YOUR legislators are aware of the importance of this program, the impact it has on older adults and people with disabilities in your local community and the cost effectiveness and efficiency of OPI - along with program effectiveness.
Share the cost effectiveness of OPI with this one pager HERE.
You can talk about the comparison of OPI versus other programs as well as demographic information via this one pager HERE.
You can find the contact information for YOUR legislators via the Oregon Legislative website - just enter your address and their information will be available. Look at "Find your District and Legislator" on the front page of the Legislative website: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov
Remember, please do not hesitate to contact O4AD with any questions or for more information.