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2015 Testimony
Education 
HB 3308A, Directs HECC to convene work group to make recommendations on how to address disparities in higher education among traditionally marginalized, underserved and underrepresented communities, Testimony(OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)

Health Care
SB 445, Requires medical marijuana facilities and marijuana retailers to post notice of harmful effects of marijuana on pregnant women, Testimony (OCFW)
Implementing Measure 91 (Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act), Testimony (OCFW)
SB 478, High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2522, Health Care for Pacific Islanders Legally Residing in the United States under a Compact of Free Association Treaty (COFA), Testimony (OCAPIA)
​HB 2600, Requires continuation of group health insurance coverage for employee on family leave, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2934A, OHA to develop recommendations on a basic health plan, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCFW)
HB 3517A, Authorizes OHA to provide medical assistance, within available funds, to low income children residing in Oregon, Testimony (OCHA)

Jobs and Economy
SB 454, Requires All Employers to Implement Paid Sick Time for Employees, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
SB 454A, Requires all employers to implement sick time for employees, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
SB 491, Requirements in public contracting for compliance with pay equity provisions of state law, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2005, Requires All Employers to Implement Paid Sick Time for Employees, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
HB 2006, Makes practice of paying employees of opposite sex who hold equivalent jobs at different wage rates unlawful employment practice, Request for work session (OCFW)
HB 2007A, Makes imposition of disciplinary action against employee that inquires about or discloses wage information unlawful employment practice, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2010, Authorizes employee of certain employers to request flexible, predictable or stable work schedule, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2734, Authorizes local government to create remediation of contaminated property, Testimony (OCBA/OCHA)
HB 3304A, Alternate means of obtaining landscape certification, Testimony (OCHA)  
 
Justice, Safety and Policing
SB 525A, Prohibits possession of firearm or ammunition by person who is subject to restraining order, Testimony (OCFW)
SB 759, Requires certain institutions that enroll students who receive Oregon Opportunity Grant to ensure that students who report sexual assault receive necessary services and assistance, Testimony (OCFW)
SB 759A, Requires public universities, community colleges and Oregon-based private universities and colleges to adopt written protocol for victims of sexual assault, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 2002, Requires Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to establish independent procedures for receiving and recording profiling complaints, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
HB 2205, Establishes Fund to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCHA/OCFW)
HB 2478, Makes statutory changes to achieve gender neutral language with respect to legally recognized marriages, Testimony (OCHA)
HB 2704, Relating to the recording of law enforcement officers, Testimony (OCBA)
HB 2776, Protective Orders for victims of domestic violence, Testimony (OCFW)
HB 3525, Person who obstructs reporting of unlicensed immigration consultant commits crime of obstructing governmental or judicial administration, Testimony (OCAPIA)
HB 3525, Person who obstructs reporting of unlicensed immigration consultant commits crime of obstructing governmental or judicial administration, Testimony (OCHA)
HB 3525, Person who obstructs reporting of unlicensed immigration consultant commits crime of obstructing governmental or judicial administration, Testimony (OCHA Chair)

Stable Families
SB 492, Authorizes use of accrued sick leave or personal business leave by certain employees who are victims of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking, Testimony (OCFW)
SB 939, Directs Department of Corrections to enter into contracts with nonprofit entities to create programs to assist children of incarcerated parents, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
SB 939, Directs Department of Corrections to enter into contracts with nonprofit entities to create programs to assist children of incarcerated parents, Testimony (OCBA Chair)


2014 Testimony & Letters of Support
= Bill signed into Law
 
Joint Testimony:
HB 4084, Community Colleges to Provide Child Daycare for Students, Testimony (OCBA/OCFW)
HB 4090, Grants to Expand School Lunch Programs, Testimony (OCBA/OCFW)
HB 4116A, Grants to Community Colleges for Tuition Support of Underserved Students, Letter of Support (OCAPIA/OCBA)
HB 4116A, Grants to Community Colleges for Tuition Support of Underserved Students, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA) 
SB 1569, OHA to Establish a List of Chemicals Harmful to Children, Letter of Support (OCBA/OCFW)
SB 1569A, OHA to Establish a List of Chemicals Harmful to Children, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCFW)
SB 4054A, Renaming Ballot Measure for Short-Term Drivers Card, Letter of Support (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)
The Importance of Equity in the School Funding Formula, Testimony (OCAPIA/OCBA/OCHA/OCFW)

Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA):
HB 4090A, Grants to Expand School Lunch Programs, Testimony 
HB 4116, Grants to Community Colleges for Tuition Support of Underserved Students, Letter of Support 
HB 4116A, Grants to Community Colleges for Tuition Support of Underserved Students, Testimony 
SB 1569, OHA to Establish a List of Chemicals Harmful to Children, Letter of Support
SB 1569A, OHA to Establish a List of Chemicals Harmful to Children, Testimony

Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW):
HB 4085, Full Coverage of Colorectal Screening and Removal, Testimony
HB 4086, Exempt Personally Identifiable Information Collected by Mass Transit Electronic Fare System, Testimony 
SB 1511A, Radon Testing and Abatement in Schools, Testimony
SB 1542, Home Care Registry, Testimony 


2013 Research & Analysis


Joint Internship between Oregon Commission on Black Affairs & Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs:
Final Report by Law School Intern Wes García on Hate Crimes Protections in Oregon


2013 Testimony & Letters of Support

= Bill signed into Law 
 
Joint Testimony from the four Advocacy Commissions:
HB 2328, Oregon Advocacy Commissions to Meet Jointly Annually, OAC Testimony
HB 2611, Culturally Competent Care, OAC Testimony 
HB 2661A, Study on Public Safety Disparities, OAC Testimony
HB 2668, Public Accommodations on Public Property, OAC Testimony                      
HB 2669, Intern Protections at Work, OAC Testimony 
HB 3409A, Natural Hair Care, OAC Testimony      
SB 739, ODE Consultation on Oregon History with OAC's, OAC Testimony 
SB 755, Minority Teachers Act, OAC Testimony 
SB 833, Short-Term Driver Card, OAC Testimony 
OEIB Equity Lens Invited Testimony, OCAPIA, OCBA, OCHAOregon Education Investment Board Creation and Use of an Equity Lens, OAC's Invited Testimony
 
Joint Testimony:
HB 3480, Civil Protections for Bias Crime, Testimony (OCAPIA, OCBA, OCFW)
HJR1, Amend Constitution to End Death Penalty, Testimony (OCBA, OCHA)
HB 2212, Small State Procurement Contracting, Testimony (OCAPIA, OCHA)
SB 560, End Racial Profiling, Testimony (OCAPIA, OCBA, OCHA)


Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA):
HB 2134, Collection of Health Data by Race, Ethnicity, OCAPIA Testimony
HB 2134A, Collection of Data on Race, Ethnicity, OCAPIA Testimony 
SB 5501, Funds the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office, OCAPIA Testimony 

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs (OCBA):
HB 3480, Bias Crime, OCBA Testimony
SB 5501, Funds the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office,
OCBA Testimony 
Creation of ODE Committee on Disproportionate Discipline, Letter of Support
SB 560, Abandon Racial Profiling, OCBA Commissioner Testimony
Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA):
HB 2787, Tuition Equity, Letter of SupportLetter of Appreciation 
HB 3407, Establish Commission on Traditional Health Care Workers, OCHA Testimony 
SB 833, Short-Term Driver Card, OCHA Testimony 
SB 833, Short-Term Driver Card, OCHA Commissioner Testimony 
SB 5501, Funds the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office,
OCHA Testimony 
Oregon Education Investment Board Creation and Use of an Equity Lens, OCHA's Invited Testimony

Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW):
HB 2226 Domestic Violence Survivor Name Change Bill, drafted by OCFW Commissioner Megan Jacquot
HB 2226, Domestic Violence Survivor Name Change Anonymity, OCFW Testimony
HB 3364, Integrated Pest Management, OCFW Testimony 
SB 744, Pay Equality Study, OCFW Testimony 
SB 5501, Funds the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office, OCFW Testimony