Health and Human Services
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All Related Legislation
HB4123: Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB2611 Enrolled: Provides that certain boards may adopt rules under which board may require person authorized to practice profession regulated by board to receive cultural competency continuing education.
HB2612 Enrolled: Provides that postpartum mother may remove placenta from health care facility pursuant to rules adopted by Oregon Health Authority.
HB2882: Requires Department of Human Services to operate pilot project, subject to approval by United States Department of Agriculture, to require recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to participate in shopping and nutrition education program.
HB2884: Requires Department of Human Services to operate pilot project, subject to approval by United States Department of Agriculture, to prohibit purchase of foods of minimal nutritional value, as defined by United States Department of Agriculture, using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
HB2921: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for nutrition programs for eligible individuals through Women, Infants and Children Program.
HB3039: Requires contracting agency to give preference to bidder or proposer that releases smaller total amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane and ozone during or as result of manufacturing, transporting and disposing of goods or while providing services that are subject of procurement.
HB3140: Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules requiring hospitals and freestanding birthing centers, depending on number of live births performed at hospital or freestanding birth center each year, to screen infants for controlled substances or notify parents or legal guardians of importance of screening infants for controlled substances.
HB3162 C: Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB3364 Enrolled: Requires appointment of State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator.
HB3403 A: Establishes Healthy Vending Task Force to study matters related to nutritional requirements for food and beverage items sold in public buildings.
HB3407 Enrolled: Establishes Traditional Health Workers Commission within Oregon Health Authority to advise authority on adoption of criteria and descriptions for coordinated care organizations to use with respect to certain health workers who are not licensed by this state and training and education requirements for those workers.
HB3412: Establishes Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence.
HB3413: Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm.
HB3424: Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules requiring physician or midwife to inform mother or father after birth of child about benefits of using pulse oximetry to screen infants for congenital heart disease.
HB3449: Requires Department of Human Services to convene planning committee composed of stakeholders and advocates to plan future of Oregon's long term care system for seniors and persons with disabilities.
SB0438: Requires manufacturer of product that is alternative to product containing hazardous substance banned in this state to submit, before introducing alternative product into state commerce, assessment of alternative to hazardous substance to Oregon Health Authority.
SB0778: Requires long term care facilities and residential care facilities to provide 90 days' notice to residents and others of change in admission or residence policies with respect to medical assistance recipients.
SB0801: Requires covered employer to implement paid sick leave for eligible employees.
SB1569 A: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB2021 A: Directs Oregon Health Authority to develop and implement pilot program through which authority and Department of Education provide services related to oral health education, use of fluoride varnish and daily brushing and flossing for children.
HB2022: Requires hospital or provider of residential treatment that discharges individual with mental illness to provide case management services to assist individual in transitioning to outpatient mental health treatment.
HB2023: Specifies requirements for hospital policies for discharge planning involving patient who is hospitalized for mental health treatment.
HB2024 Enrolled: Directs Oregon Health Authority, in consultation with coordinated care organizations and dental care organizations, to adopt rules and procedures for training and certifying certain health workers to provide oral disease prevention services.
HB2825 A: Allows Oregon Health Authority to seek out and apply for funding for, and appropriates moneys from General Fund to pay for, residential care for individuals with mental illness, addictions or co-occurring disorders.
HB2930 Enrolled: Requires that hospital rules granting admitting privileges to licensed, certified nurse midwife nurse practitioner meet specified requirements.
HB2931: Directs Oregon Health Authority to disseminate to school districts information related to elevated levels of radon.
HB2948 Enrolled: Specifies additional conditions under which protected health information may be disclosed by health care provider that do not subject health care provider to civil liability.
HB2972 Enrolled: Requires public school students seven years of age or younger who are beginning educational program to have dental screening.
HB3021 Enrolled: Requires insurer to offer health care provider method of reimbursement that does not impose fees or other charges on provider.
HB3023: Requires that referrals to dental specialists, of medical assistance recipients who are pregnant, occur within 60 days.
HB3041 Enrolled: Directs school districts to allow students to use sun-protective clothing and sunscreen.
HB3298: Prohibits sale or transfer of cannabinoid products by medical marijuana facility or person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail if cannabinoid product is not labeled.
HB3299: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for State School Fund distributions made for purpose of developing and implementing marijuana abuse prevention curricula and public information programs.
HB3343 Enrolled: Requires insurers that cover prescription contraceptives to cover refills at specified frequency.
HB3451: Requires Oregon Health Authority to reimburse freestanding birthing center based on median cost to birthing centers in this state of providing services.
HB3464 Enrolled: Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules prescribing time frames within which pregnant medical assistance recipient receives dental services.
HB3473: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products and to periodically review and revise list.
HB3486: Requires manufacturer of prescription drug with annual wholesale acquisition cost of $10,000 or more, or with wholesale acquisition cost of $10,000 or more per course of treatment, to file annual report with Oregon Health Authority on costs associated with prescription drug for previous calendar year.
HB3506: Prohibits certain restrictions on medical assistance coverage of dentures, partial dentures and tooth extractions.
HB3517 A: Authorizes Oregon Health Authority to provide medical assistance, within available funds, to low income children residing in Oregon if necessary to move toward goals of Legislative Assembly expressed in law and to improve health of Oregon communities.
HB3534: Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
HCR0014 Enrolled: Designates March 26, 2015, as Purple Day to raise awareness of epilepsy.
SB0478 Enrolled: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products and to periodically review and revise list.
SB0521 Enrolled: Permits coach to allow member of school athletic team and nonschool athletic team to participate in athletic event or training at any time after athletic trainer determines that member has not suffered concussion.
SB0606 Enrolled: Relating to dental pilot project; and declaring an emergency.
SB0692 A: Provides that providers of dental services to certain patients in dental pilot project approved by Oregon Health Authority are eligible for reimbursement.
SB0700 A: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program and Women, Infants and Children Farm Direct Nutrition Program.
SB0705 Enrolled: Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules requiring accredited inspector to perform asbestos survey for purpose of determining whether asbestos-containing materials are present at residence or residential building before demolition.
SB0732: Creates offense of selling tobacco products or tobacco product devices to person under 21 years of age.
SB0751 A: Establishes Organ Donor Registry and Public Awareness Fund.
SB0894: Requires health insurance policies or certificates that include prescription drug benefits, health benefit plans and the state medical assistance program to cover costs of specified women's health care drugs and services.
HB4071 Enrolled: Establishes COFA Premium Assistance Program administered by Department of Consumer and Business Services to provide financial assistance with health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs for Pacific Islanders legally residing in Oregon under Compact of Free Association.
HB2014: Requires Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to develop quality measures to gauge coordinated care organization's compliance with requirement to provide members with access to traditional health workers.
HB2130: Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm.
HB2170 A: Establishes Office of Oregon Ombudsmen to provide administrative services and support to Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, Office of the Residential Facilities Ombudsman, Office of the Foster Parent Ombudsman, Office of the Foster Child Ombudsman and Office of the Oregon Public Guardian.
HB2223: Directs Department of Education to establish program to develop and maintain statewide school nursing services.
HB2401 Enrolled: Requires Department of Human Services to provide trauma-informed training to child welfare personnel.
HB2660 Enrolled: Requires Oregon Health Authority and Department of Consumer and Business Services to make available online written materials about options available to breast cancer patients for insurance coverage of breast reconstruction surgery, breast prostheses and breast forms.
HB2661 Enrolled: Requires long term care referral provider to be registered with Department of Human Services.
HB2662: Increases cigarette tax and provides for distribution of increase in revenue.
HB2669: Modifies requirements for local community right to know regulatory programs for toxic substances and harmful substances.
HB2725 A: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Environmental Quality for supporting community efforts to improve economic development and public health by reducing emissions from solid fuel burning devices that burn wood.
HB2882 Enrolled: Requires governing body of coordinated care organization to include representative from at least one dental care organization that serves members of coordinated care organization.
HB2959: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Human Services to administer general assistance project.
HB3063 Enrolled: Requires Housing and Community Services Department, in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority, to disburse moneys in Housing for Mental Health Fund for development of community-based housing, crisis intervention services, rental subsidies and other housing-related services for individuals with mental illness and individuals with substance use disorders.
HB3090 Enrolled: Requires hospital to adopt policy for release of patients from emergency department following treatment for behavioral health crisis.
HB3091 Enrolled: Specifies behavioral health services that must be provided by coordinated care organization.
HB3097: Requires Oregon Health Authority to study barriers to residents applying for medical assistance.
HB3103: Directs Department of Education to review scientific studies on potential health risks associated with repeated exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless computer network technology and wireless communication devices.
HB3105 A: Establishes product stewardship program for household hazardous waste.
HB3181 A: Provides that statement from parent or guardian releasing student seven years of age or younger from requirement to submit certification that student received dental screening within previous 12 months must include explanation of reason that dental screening is burden for student or parent or guardian of student.
HB3196: Directs Department of Human Services to study necessary improvements to regulation of community-based care, including but not limited to residential care facilities and adult foster homes, and report to appropriate committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly.
HB3197: Directs Department of Human Services to study necessary improvements in regulation of memory care facilities and report to appropriate committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly.
HB3272: Modifies provisions relating to care facilities regulated by Department of Human Services.
HB3273: Modifies requirements relating to evacuation of residents of adult foster homes.
HB3359 Enrolled: Modifies civil penalties, license regulation and licensing fees for certain facilities regulated by Department of Human Services.
HJM0004: Urges Congress to pass RAISE Family Caregivers Act.
SB0558 Enrolled: Requires Oregon Health Authority to convene work group to advise and assist in implementing targeted outreach and marketing for Health Care for All Oregon Children program.
SB0754 Enrolled: Creates offense of selling tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems to person under 21 years of age.
SB0833 A: Requires law enforcement agency to adopt and enforce policies and procedures for law enforcement officer responding to suicide attempt by individual to encourage individual to authorize officer to call suicide prevention and intervention hotline on individual's behalf.
SB0886: Requires Department of Education, in consultation with Oregon Health Authority, to disseminate information, processes and model plans regarding school testing for elevated levels of toxics.
SB1026: Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm.
SB1029: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program and Women, Infants and Children Farm Direct Nutrition Program.
SB1046: Establishes Health Care for All Oregon Board to develop, implement and oversee Health Care for All Oregon Plan to be administered by Oregon Health Authority.
SB1047: Requires Department of Education to develop model plan for conducting tests for certain environmental hazards in facilities owned or leased by school districts or public charter schools where students or staff are present on regular basis and for reporting test results.
SB1062 Enrolled: Requires school districts, education service districts and public charter schools to adopt Healthy and Safe Schools Plan to address environmental conditions in facilities owned or leased by districts or schools where students or staff are present on regular basis.
HB4126 A: Establishes product stewardship program for household hazardous waste.
HB4129 Enrolled: Allows Health Licensing Office to issue residential care facility administrator license to qualified applicant.
HB4133 Enrolled: Establishes Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee to conduct studies and reviews of incidence of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
HB2011 Enrolled: Requires specified professional regulatory boards to require persons authorized to practice professions regulated by board to complete cultural competency continuing education.
HB2505: Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except in specified circumstances.
HB2609 Enrolled: Directs Oregon Health Authority to disclose certain patient information to dental directors for specified purposes.
HB2662: Requires Housing and Community Services Department, in certifying tax credits for affordable housing loans, to give priority to projects that develop affordable housing for sponsoring entities' employees who are direct care workers or human service workers.
HB2666: Requires school districts to provide instruction in oral health.
HB2667: Establishes Adult Suicide Intervention and Prevention Coordinator within Oregon Health Authority.
HB2669: Authorizes State Board of Pharmacy to inspect pharmacy to determine whether pharmacy compounds drugs.
HB2706 Enrolled: Appropriates moneys to Department of Consumer and Business Services to contract with vendor to conduct demographic study of dental needs and geographic distribution of COFA citizens in this state and to issue request for information to gauge interest and determine capacity of dental care organizations to provide oral health care to COFA citizens.
HB2768: Requires incarceration facilities to provide tampons, sanitary napkins and undergarments to female persons in custody at no charge.
HB2772 A: Establishes product stewardship program for household hazardous waste.
HB2813: Directs Oregon Health Authority and specified professional regulatory boards to require licensees regulated by authority or board to complete six hours of continuing education related to suicide risk assessment, treatment and management every six years and to report completion of continuing education to authority or board.
HB2814: Requires certain insurers to reimburse cost of specified services provided by local mental health authorities.
HB2816 A: Requires Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee to make available to public specified meeting materials and provide opportunities for public comment on biennial report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly.
HB2845: Expands health benefit plan coverage of childbirth and pregnancy-related health care expenses.
HB2947: Requires Department of Human Services to present options for living independently to adults with developmental disabilities who need placement.
HB2963: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Human Services for development of gatekeeper programs to serve seniors and people with disabilities in local communities statewide.
HB3058 A: Requires State Department of Agriculture to review current scientific data regarding safety of pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos.
HB3178: Modifies allocation formula for grants to regional assessment centers and community assessment centers.
HB3179: Directs Department of Human Services to distribute $1 million to Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect to conduct Oregon Child Abuse Prevalence Study.
HB3180 A: Modifies allocation formula for grants to regional assessment centers and community assessment centers.
HB3183 Enrolled: Requires Department of Human Services to administer temporary assistance for needy families program consistent with federal regulations and to provide specified types of assistance.
HB3351: Increases civil penalty for violations of fireworks laws to be minimum of $500 and maximum of $5,000.
HB3352: Directs Department of Education to prepare and make available statement that discloses potential health risks of wireless network technology.
HB3353: Allows nonprofit corporation that provides reduced-cost dental services to underserved populations, including individuals 55 years of age or older or individuals who require accessible facilities, to own, operate, conduct or maintain dental practice.
HB3354: Requires local public health authorities and coordinated care organizations to provide funding to support school-based programs providing dental disease prevention services.
HB3355: Removes limit on number of chemicals Oregon Health Authority may include on list of high priority chemicals of concern in children's products.
HB3356: Requires that lactation consultant complete continuing education related to cultural competency approved by Oregon Health Authority or International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
HB3357: Allows dependent care income tax credit to be claimed for expenses to allow taxpayer or spouse to attend school as enrolled degree-seeking student.
HB3396: Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt standards for testing radon levels in new public buildings and certain new residential buildings.
HB3413 Enrolled: Authorizes Long Term Care Ombudsman to hire up to 10 deputy ombudsmen.
SB0281: Requires manufacturer of digital product to label product with information relating to health risks associated with use of product.
SB0283 Enrolled: Directs Oregon Health Authority to review peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from use of wireless network technologies in schools and to report results of review to interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to education not later than January 2, 2021.
SB0745 A: Directs Department of Human Services to conduct annual in-person case planning with ward 14 years of age or older during which department informs ward that ward is eligible for transition services and provides ward with assistance in accessing transition services, if applicable.
SB0770 Enrolled: Establishes Task Force on Universal Health Care charged with recommending to Legislative Assembly design of Health Care for All Oregon Plan, administered by Health Care for All Oregon Board to provide publicly funded, equitable, affordable, comprehensive and high quality health care to all Oregon residents.
SB0853: Prohibits sale, purchase or use of pesticide chlorpyrifos.
HB4005 B: Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances.
HB4040 A: Directs Judicial Department to establish Family Treatment Court Program in certain counties to improve outcomes in child welfare cases resulting from parent's or caregiver's alleged substance use disorder.
HB4085 A: Allocates lottery moneys from Veterans' Services Fund to Long Term Care Ombudsman for purpose of providing public guardian and conservator services to veterans.
HB4127 A: Directs school districts to provide age-appropriate instruction in oral health as part of health education curriculum.
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Oregon Legislator Proposes Bill To Limit Vending Products (Vending Marketwatch, 4/8/2013)
Latino Health Coalition Wants Traditional Health Worker Commission (The Lund Report, 4/8/2013)
Bill Would Ban Pop and Junk Food in Public Vending Machines (The Lund Report, 4/9/2013)
Midwife Bill Clears Health Committee, Requires License (The Lund Report, 4/15/2013)
Legislation Calling for Healthier Snacks in Oregon Vending Machines Turns into Task Force Bill (The Oregonian, 4/17/2013)
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House Passes State Agency IPM Bill (Capital Press, 4/26/2013)
Bill Lets Women Take Placenta Home with Baby (The Lund Report, 5/1/2013)
Bill Giving Teens Unfettered Access to Therapists Arouses Debate Over Parental Rights (The Lund Report, 5/7/2013)
Oregon Senate Passes Bill Allowing Moms to Keep Placentas (The Oregonian, 5/8/2013)
Integrated Pest Management Committee Closer to Reality (Capital Press, 5/16/2013)
Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt The Blind (National Public Radio, 5/28/2013)
Baby's Death in Coos County Helps Lead to Review of Oregon Midwife Regulations (The Oregonian, 7/5/2013)
Work Continues for Lawmakers with New Task Forces on State Budget, School Funding (The Oregonian, 7/17/2013)
Opinion: Together We are Abundant (page 7) (El Hispanic News, 9/5/2013)
Advocates Celebrate Prenatal Care Expansion (The Lund Report, 9/25/2013)
Oregon earned sick leave bill not coming in 2014 as legislative agenda takes shape (The Oregonian, 11/26/2013)
Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital (LA Times, 12/31/2013)
Keny-Guyer Hopes to Create Pilot Program to Refurbish Used Medical Equipment (The Lund Report, 1/22/2014)
Bill would require testing for radon at school sites (The Statesman Journal, 2/6/2014)
Medical Equipment Exchange Bill Passes House (The Lund Report, 3/4/2014)
Dembrow’s Healthcare Study Imperiled by Lack of Private Funds (The Lund Report, 3/19/2014)
Frederick, Keny-Guyer, Fritz March with 3,000 to End Mental Illness Stigma (The Lund Report, 5/21/2014)
Keny-Guyer to Try for Oregon Healthcare Dream Act for Immigrant Children (The Lund Report, 9/24/2014)
Nurse Midwives Want to Be Assured of Hospital Admitting Privileges (The Lund Report, 3/12/2015)
Oregon House passes bill allowing sunscreen use in schools (Medford Mail Tribune, 3/18/2015)
Oregon Lawmakers To Schools: Let Kids Use Sunscreen (NW News Network, 3/18/2015)
House bills aim to improve communication, require discharge planning for hospitalized psychiatric patients (Mental Health Association of Portland, 3/18/2015)
Oregon House Wants School Kids to Be Free to Lather on the Sunscreen (The Lund Report, 3/19/2015)
Bipartisan House Votes to Mandate Nurses at Blood Drives (The Lund Report, 3/24/2015)
Burn Notice: Backlash Against a Portland Crematory Could Spark Statewide Change (The Portland Mercury, 3/25/2015)
New bill aimed at regulating crematoriums (KOIN 6, 3/29/2015)
Passage Likely for Care Act for Elderly, People with Mental Illness (The Lund Report, 4/17/2015)
Mental Health Laws Designed to Brace Patients Leaving the Hospital (The Lund Report, 5/17/2015)
Islanders Get Promise of 2016 for Insurance Program While State Refines Details (The Lund Report, 6/25/2015)
New law enables health workers to do more to prevent cavities and other oral disease (The Lund Report, 6/30/2015)
Governor Kate Brown signs bills to improve mental health (Hood River News, 7/2/2015)
OHA announces 2015 Dr. Bruce Goldberg Health Equity Champions (The Lund Report, 10/27/2015)
Health Leaders Look Beyond 2016 Session to Fulfill Policy Goals (The Lund Report, 1/27/2016)
House Health Approves Further Study of Basic Health Plan on Partisan Vote (The Lund Report, 2/12/2016)
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After tales of neglect, advocates are giving standards a closer look (The Bend Bulletin, 8/8/2016)
Oregon Could See Higher Spending if Safety Net Program for Seniors Cut (The Lund Report, 12/21/2016)
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Push to Cover Immigrant Children Alive Amid Health Budget Woes (The Lund Report, 2/21/2017)
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Oregon lawmakers may raise cigarette taxes by $2 per pack (The Oregonian, 3/10/2017)
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Raising The Smoking Age, Think Out Loud (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 4/25/2017)
Radio Interview (XRAY FM, 4/26/2017)
Ombudsman praises report on state's elder care complaint database (The Oregonian, 4/26/2017)
As Suicide Problem Grows in Oregon, Legislators Debate Solutions (The Lund Report, 4/28/2017)
Oregon's mental healthcare crisis fails most in need (KOIN 6, 5/4/2017)
Senate Approves Keny-Guyer’s Bills Closing Mental Health Gaps (The Lund Report, 5/25/2017)
Bipartisan Bill Passes House To Revamp State’s Blind Vending Program (The Lund Report, 5/25/2017)
Representative Earl Blumnenauer Town Hall Meeting (C-SPAN, 5/30/2017)
New law calls for screening patients for suicide risk (Medford Mail Tribune, 6/27/2017)
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Rx drug price transparency bill passes first hurdle in the House (Portland Business Journal, 2/19/2018)
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Concussion Release Law Passes Amid Heated Debate (The Lund Report, 3/6/2018)
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We see you. Now, we take action. (6/2020)
Special Session and Updates on Both Pandemics (6/2020)
Special Session Alert, and remembering Vic Gilliam (6/2020)
From Oregon to NY with Love...and other COVID updates! (6/2020)
First 2020 Special Session, Mission Accomplished! (7/2020)
Upcoming events to combat racism and COVID-19 (7/2020)
Special Session #2 next week! (8/2020)
Special Session #2- Fast and Furious (8/2020)
Two New Opportunities to Access Resources During COVID! (8/2020)
Unprecedented times (9/2020)
Hard to breath... AGAIN (9/2020)
Tumultuous Times (9/2020)
Democracy at stake (11/2020)
An historic election, and a time for healing! (11/2020)
Veterans Day; Changing of the Guard! (11/2020)
Preparing for a COVID Thanksgiving Update (11/2020)
Thanksgiving and Beyond (11/2020)
Joint Town Hall Tonight, and Other Updates! (12/2020)
Critical Upcoming Dates (12/2020)
Third Special Session Just Announced (12/2020)
December 21 was auspicious special session and more (12/2020)