Legislative Positions

Legislative Priorities

Our 2020 priority legislation, House Bill 4146, aims to expand employer subsidized health insurance for faculty who work more than half-time when their hours are aggregated across Oregon’s public universities and community colleges. It’s time to end the unfair practice of denying affordable health insurance to faculty who have their work scattered across the state. Read more here.

Other Legislative Positions

HB 4007: Support

Relating to unemployment insurance benefits for employees unemployed due to labor dispute; declaring an emergency. Provides that individual otherwise eligible for unemployment insurance benefits is not disqualified for any week that individual’s unemployment is due to labor dispute in active progress at individual’s place of employment. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

HB 4055: Support

Relating to needs of students at post-secondary institutions of education; declaring an emergency. Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to conduct study and develop recommendations on how Oregon’s community colleges and public universities can best combat food and housing insecurity among their students. 

HB 4057: Support

Relating to gambling on college athletics. Prohibits Oregon State Lottery from offering games based on outcomes of sporting events organized by, sponsored by or played in connection with post-secondary institutions of education. 

HB 4094: Support

Relating to mandatory subjects of collective bargaining. Amends definition of “employment relations” to include class size and caseload limits as mandatory collective bargaining subjects for school districts. 

HB 4146: Support

Relating to employees at public institutions of higher education; declaring an emergency. Provides that part-time faculty member at public institution of higher education who qualifies for health care benefits will pay 10 percent of insurance premiums for employee coverage.

HB 4099: Support

Relating to higher education tuition; declaring an emergency. 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.

 HB 4160: Support

Relating to underrepresented students at public post-secondary institutions of education; declaring an emergency. Establishes Task Force on Student Success for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education. Directs task force to develop student success policy proposals focusing on increasing likelihood of student success in higher education for students from populations that are underrepresented in higher education enrollment.

HJR 202: Support

Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to obligation of state to ensure access to health care. Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident of state access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.

SB 1540: Support

Relating to student loan servicers; declaring an emergency. Requires certain persons that service student loans in this state to obtain or renew license.

SJR 201: SUPPORT

Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to quorum requirements for each house of the Legislative Assembly to conduct business. Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to modify portion of each house of Legislative Assembly needed to be in attendance for quorum necessary for house to conduct business. 

SJR 202: OPPOSE

Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to sessions of the Legislative Assembly. Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to eliminate even-numbered year regular sessions of Legislative Assembly.

Last updated 02/27/20.