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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.

2023 Legislative Summary

The HECC Legislative Summary provides an overview of a selection of key legislative investments and bills approved during Oregon’s 2023 Legislative Session pertaining to postsecondary education and training.​

Budget Recommendation 

Read about the typical budget process and timeline here.​

See below for HECC presentations on the GRB to the Oregon Legislature.​

HECC-sponsored legislation

Read details on HECC-sponsored legislation this Session in slide numbers 97-99 of our budget presentation here. ​

  • HB 3565 – Oregon Tribal Student Grant Program
  • HB 3561 – Early Childhood Care and Education Scholarship ​
  • SB 217 – Cosmetology Curriculum
  • HB 3563 – Oregon Youth Works​
  • HB 3560 – Statutory Immunity
  • HB 3564 – Commission Membership and Other Minor Revisions

HECC Legislativ​e Presentations or Testimony

​Joint Committees

Joint Committee on W​ays and Means, Subcommitt​ee on E​ducation 

Follow up on the Postsecondary Education and Training Budget 

HECC Presentations on the Postsecondary Education and Training Budget 

February 21, 2023, As part of the Education Overview​ by multiple presenters, Postsecondary Education and Training Overview, Ben Cannon

January 25, 2023, Future Ready Oregon, Jennifer Purcell, HECC| Future Ready Oregon Year One Report

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 Commit​tee on Education

Senate Committee on Labor and Business