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All Related Legislation

2012

HB4123: Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.

2013

HB2013 Enrolled: Directs Early Learning Council and Department of Education to assist school districts in implementing process to assess children to determine their readiness for kindergarten.

HB2014: Requires Department of State Police to conduct study on issues related to abduction of children.

HB2516: Allows moneys in Watershed Conservation Operating Fund and Watershed Conservation Grant Fund to be used for educating elementary school students concerning protection and restoration of native fish or wildlife habitats, watersheds or ecosystems.

HB2610: Requires Department of Human Services to adopt rules to establish Oregon Foster Children's Bill of Rights.

HB2612 Enrolled: Provides that postpartum mother may remove placenta from health care facility pursuant to rules adopted by Oregon Health Authority.

HB2729 Enrolled: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for purpose of United States Department of Agriculture's Afterschool Meal and Snack Program.

HB2730 Enrolled: Directs Department of Education to reimburse school district, government agency or community group for every breakfast served during summer as part of summer meal program.

HB2921: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for nutrition programs for eligible individuals through Women, Infants and Children Program.

HB2984: Appropriates moneys to Department of Education for early childhood development center at Earl Boyles Elementary School.

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.

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.

HR0005 Enrolled: Honors PHAME Academy for contributions to this state.

SB0123 Enrolled: Requires Department of Human Services to adopt rules to establish Oregon Foster Children's Bill of Rights.

2014

HB4090 Enrolled: Allows Department of Education to award grants to encourage participation in summer meals programs.

HB4120 Enrolled: Expands scholarships for children of public safety officers killed or injured in line of duty to include children of reserve officers and volunteer firefighters killed or disabled in line of duty.

2015

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.

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.

HB2972 Enrolled: Requires public school students seven years of age or younger who are beginning educational program to have dental screening.

HB2979: Funds free, or reduced-fare, transit passes for students attending public secondary schools and increased transit service in vicinity of public secondary schools.

HB3041 Enrolled: Directs school districts to allow students to use sun-protective clothing and sunscreen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SB0732: Creates offense of selling tobacco products or tobacco product devices to person under 21 years of age.

2017

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.

HB2401 Enrolled: Requires Department of Human Services to provide trauma-informed training to child welfare personnel.

HB2659: Provides that youth offenders sentenced to mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment for certain crimes committed at 15, 16 or 17 years of age are eligible for conditional release hearing if they are in custody of Oregon Youth Authority on 24th birthday.

HB2957 A: Establishes grant program for purpose of improving kindergarten student-to-teacher ratios in schools that are considered high poverty.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2018

HB4133 Enrolled: Establishes Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee to conduct studies and reviews of incidence of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

2019

HB2665: Establishes grant program for purpose of improving kindergarten student-to-teacher ratios in schools that are considered high poverty.

HB2666: Requires school districts to provide instruction in oral health.

HB2845: Expands health benefit plan coverage of childbirth and pregnancy-related health care expenses.

HB2897 A: Establishes Early Childhood Equity Fund.

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.

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.

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.

SB0263 A: Provides that student who legally entered United States under Compact of Free Association treaty between United States and Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands or Federated States of Micronesia and who has not previously established residence in any state or territory of United States other than Oregon qualifies for exemption from nonresident tuition and fees at public universities and is eligible to receive state and university scholarships or other financial aid.

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.

2020

HB4039 A: Directs Department of Human Services to conduct statewide assessment of needs of and services for unaccompanied homeless youth in Oregon.

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.

HB4112 A: Modifies allocation formula for grants to children's advocacy centers.

HB4120 A: Appropriates moneys to Department of Human Services for transition services for current foster children and former foster children.

HB4127 A: Directs school districts to provide age-appropriate instruction in oral health as part of health education curriculum.

All Related News

2013

Bipartisan Bill Could Take Toxic Toys off the Market (The Lund Report, 3/13/2013)

Green Living: Toxic Kids' Products (KATU, 3/17/2013)

House Bill Requires Midwives to Be Licensed in Oregon (The Lund Report, 3/19/2013)

Guns, PERS and Cracking Down on Vending Snacks in Public Buildings: Oregon Legislature Today (The Oregonian, 4/5/2013)

Oregon Legislator Proposes Bill To Limit Vending Products (Vending Marketwatch, 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)

Bill Lets Women Take Placenta Home with Baby (The Lund Report, 5/1/2013)

Foster Youth, Advocates Push for Foster Youth Bill of Rights (The Lund Report, 5/3/2013)

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)

Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt The Blind (National Public Radio, 5/28/2013)

House Votes to Protect Kids, Environment From Toxic Chemicals (The Lund Report, 6/18/2013)

Oregon House Votes to Phase out Potentially Toxic Chemicals in some Children's Products (The Oregonian, 6/18/2013)

Baby's Death in Coos County Helps Lead to Review of Oregon Midwife Regulations (The Oregonian, 7/5/2013)

Bill Banning Toxic Chemicals in Toys Dies in Senate (The Lund Report, 7/30/2013)

Toxic Toys Bill Likely to Make a Comeback (The Lund Report, 8/30/2013)

Advocates Celebrate Prenatal Care Expansion (The Lund Report, 9/25/2013)

Alissa Keny-Guyer Takes Toxics Fight to Washington (The Lund Report, 11/12/2013)

Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital (LA Times, 12/31/2013)

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