Oregon's Legislative Body will hold "Legislative Days" from November 16 - 18 in Salem. Legislative Days have been created to allow the Legislative body to meet periodically during the Interim. They are generally scheduled every eight weeks.
During Legislative Days, Committees may meet for informational meetings, to learn more on topics of interest, hear updates on legislative being implemented, hear reports from State agencies and Task Forces and take needed action by the Emergency Board. The Senate may also convene for the purpose of confirming executive appointments by the Governor.
Learn more about Legislative Days here: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Pages/CommDays.aspx
During November Legislative Days, there are several meetings of interest to advocates.
Senate Health Care: 11/17/15. 2 pm. The Oregon Health Equity Coalition will be presenting on health equity in Oregon. The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will also be presenting on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Senate Human Services and Early Childhood: 11/16/15. 8 am. The Committee will be hearing a variety of presentations from the Department of Human Services on Child Welfare Programs.
Senate Workforce: 11/16/15. 2 pm. There will be a variety of presenters on the topic of minimum wage in Oregon.
House Health Care: 11/16/15. 2 pm. In this Committee, the Oregon Health Authority will be presenting on a variety of topics including CMS waivers, Coordinated Care Organizations, mental health systems and public health. Director Lynn Saxton is scheduled to present.
The Oregon Health Equity Alliances will be presenting on health equity in Oregon.
There will also be a presentation on the Basic Health Program recommendations from CareOregon and the Oregon Center for Public Policy.
House Human Services and Housing: 11/17/15. 2 pm. This Committee will be hearing a variety of presentations on affordable housing needs in Oregon. The Committee will also be hearing presentations on Oregon's child welfare system.
Ways & Means Human Services Subcommittee: 11/17/15. 11 am. The Subcommittee will be hearing a report from the Oregon Health Authority on the Medicaid Management Information System and development of CCO rates.
If you would like to listen in on these meetings, please visit the Capitol Audio/Visual page. You will find a calendar of upcoming meetings and links to access live streaming. Meetings are also archived in order to listen at a later time: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement/Pages/Legislative-Video.aspx
You can check out agendas for Legislative Committee Days at: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/LIZ/Committees/Meeting/List.
O4AD will send out an update after Committee Days for your information.
O4AD Legislative Round Tables
O4AD is pleased to host Legislative Round Tables leading up to the February 2016 Legislative Session. Working with our member Area Agencies, there will be three Round Tables prior to February. Join us to hear from legislators on outcomes from the 2015 Legislative Session, what to expect in 2016 and perspectives on senior and disability issues.
December 1, 2015. Noon. NorthWest Senior & Disability Services & O4AD will host our Legislative Round Table at the South Salem Senior Center - 6450 Fairway Avenue SE. Salem 97306.
December 3, 2015. 1:30 pm. Multnomah County & O4AD will host a Legislative Round Table at the Midland Library - 805 SE 122nd Avenue. Portland 97233.
January 21, 2016. Noon. Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments & O4AD will host our final Legislative Round Table prior to the 2016 session. More information to come.
We look forward to seeing advocates, consumers and citizens at large join us at these events!
Please do not hesitate to contact O4AD with any questions or for information we can provide! 503.463.8692. firstname.lastname@example.org
O4AD advocates for the independence, dignity, choice and safety of Oregon's seniors and people with disabilities.