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​​​​​​​​​​​​​2023 Legislative Session Resources

During each legislative session, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) presents to legislative committees and advises the Oregon Legislature and the Governor​ on topics of critical concern to Oregon postsec​ondary education, working in close collaboration with campus leaders and partners.​​

Explore recent HECC Work Group and formal Reports submitted to the Oregon Legislature here.​​​​​

HECC Legislative Updates to the Commission:

HECC staff regularly updates the Commission at its public meetings. View meeting materials here.

Budget Recommendation 

Read about the typical budget process and timeline here.​

Legislative Concepts

The HECC has introduced several legislative concepts this session which will be introduced as bills soon under the following bill numbers: LC 425—HB 3566, LC 426—HB 3565, LC 452—HB 3564, LC 458—HB 3563, LC 460—HB 3562, LC 469—HB 3561, LC 472—HB 3560, LC 466—HB 3559.  These concepts are described in a previous update to our Commission posted here. We will post links to updated descriptions when available.​​

​HECC Legislativ​e Presentations or Testimony

​Joint Committees

Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommitt​ee on Education  ​

House Committees​

House Committee on Education ​​​

House Committee on Business ​​and Labor

House Committee on B​ehavior Health and Healthcare​​

  • February 1, 2023, Testimony on House Bill 2977 (Requires HECC, in collaboration with OHA, to establish grant program for purpose​ of distributing moneys to institutions of higher education to develop programs that prepare students to enter into behavioral health workforce)​

​House Committee on Emergency Management, General Government, and Veterans

  • January 26, 2023. Testimony on House Bill 2615​ (Allows veterans to participate in Oregon Promise program if first enrolled in classes within 12 months after discharge from military).​​

Senate Committees​

Senate Committee on Education

Senate Committee on Labor and Business