1 TBD LC 3680 which combines the provisions of SB 88 with the statewide wildfire risk mapping concept would impact the bill as follows: 1) No ADUs
outside of RFPDs (no change from previous versions); 2) No defensible space is required outside of ODF's protection districts (significant change from previous versions) (note, east of Sisters, Cloverdale, greater Redmond, Tumalo, north and east of Bend there would be no defensible space required); 3) I assume the intent is to require all ADUs to be built to the standard in R327 until Consumer and Business Services completes a map showing where R327 would/wouldn't be required for ADUS (in 2021). However, my reading of Section 2 (2) (L) of page 2, lines 28 and 29 of the legislative concept would be that unless a County has adopted a Wildfire Hazard Zone to identify the qualifying lots of record , R-327 is not applicable. My suggestion would be that this is clarified. If they want to require that buildings are built to the code then Section 2 (2)(L) might read: The accessory dwelling unit complies with the Oregon residential specialty code R327.4.2 through R327.4.8:. If they want counties to determine where the code applies, they can refer to the entire code as written, but it would still be good to have that clarified. One other item of note: If R327 applies to ADUs, I would assume that existing, non- permitted ADUs would be difficult to grandfather in without significant alteration. This is not an issue with the LC, but something I've heard come up in other conversations. (EK 2/26/19)
SB 365 Marijuana Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. Prohibits local governments from imposing system development charge on projects
related to production, processing or retailing of marijuana items. Allows premises used for marijuana production to continue to be used for marijuana production if premises was first licensed prior to city or county prohibition on marijuana production. Clarifies that supervision, diversion or release conditions related to marijuana must be imposed in same manner as supervision, diversion or release conditions related to prescription drugs. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
1 Oppose SDCs are fees charged to new development to offset the cost of growth to infrastructure required by growth. Deschutes County charges SDCs to
MJ grow operations. This bill will prohibit Deschutes County from collecting SDCs from MJ grow operations, thereby transferring the cost of their transportation impact to existing taxpayers. This bill exempts farm use (not just MJ) from SDCs, however the reality is that farm use in Deschutes County is dictated by irrigation water rights which have been allocated for decades and no farm use will develop that is not currently in farm use - with the exception of MJ. This bill is specifically targeting Deschutes County's practice. Passage of this bill will cost Deschutes County over 1M in revenue to mitigate the impact of MJ related traffic added to the transportation system via the 60+ grow operations throughout Deschutes County.
2 Oppose 1/29: Allows marijuana products to be smoked/consumed at public events, as well as at public or private clubs. Weakens the Indoor Clean Air
Act. (TK). 3/1: Public Hearing Scheduled for 3/6/19. (TK). public hearing scheduled for 3/13/19. Health Services Tobacco Coordinator, Karen Ard, testified in opposition of this bill at the public hearing in the House Committee on Economic Develeopment on 3/13/19. (TK). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
Provides that membership in public sector labor organization is voluntary. 2 Oppose Bill would establish the Employment Relations Protection Account,
which would require the Employment Relations Board to impose an assessment on public employers (percentage of payroll). The Board would distribute moneys to unions/labor groups. Makes matters related to assessments subject to collective bargaining.
Extends Oregon Reinsurance Program and authorizes Department of Consumer and Business Services to request extension of waiver for state innovation.
Authorizes department to change attachment point or coinsurance rate for program under specified conditions. Extends to 2026 and increases to two percent assessment on earnings from health plan premiums and payments by Oregon Health Authority to managed care organizations and includes health care stop loss coverage as subject to assessment. Temporarily increases net reimbursement guaranteed to Oregon Health and Science University for costs of services paid for with Medicaid funds. Extends assessment on hospitals to 2025.
2 Oppose The bill would create a new assessment on the stop- loss reinsurance policies paid by self-insurers. As a self-insured entity that purchases
stop-loss reinsurance, the new 2 assessment (likely applying to the premium) is estimated to result in a 9,115 assessment to Deschutes County. Although the 2 assessment results in a relative low cost to Deschutes County, there are concerns that once this new assessment is created, it may increase in future years. An alternative to opposing the bill, Deschutes County could propose an amendment to the bill that would exclude local governments from the assessment.
Modifies statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Establishes Joint Committee on Climate Action. Establishes purposes of Oregon Climate
Action Program and provisions for investment of moneys received by state as proceeds from auctions conducted under program. Requires program to place cap on greenhouse gas emissions that are regulated emissions and provide market-based mechanism for covered entities to demonstrate compliance with program. Sets forth certain other requirements for program and for rules adopted by Director of Carbon Policy Office related to program. Establishes certain funds. Sets forth requirements for uses of moneys deposited in funds. Authorizes Public Utility Commission to allow rate or rate schedule to include differential rates or to reflect amounts for programs that enable public utilities to assist low-income residential customers. Transfers duties, functions and powers of Environmental Quality Commission and Department of Environmental Quality related to greenhouse gas reporting to Carbon Policy Office. Amends greenhouse gas reporting statute. Repeals Energy Facility Siting Council carbon dioxide emissions standards. Includes provisions for treatment of site certificate conditions affected by repeal of carbon dioxide emissions standards. Provides that provisions related to Carbon Policy Office, Oregon Climate Action Program, investment of certain moneys, Public Utility Commission, transfer of duties, and repeal of Energy Facility Siting Council carbon dioxide emissions standards become operative January 1, 2021. Provides for expedited review of certain questions on Act to Supreme Court upon petition by adversely affected party. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
2 Support Distict attorney supports (JH). Should assist with DCSC funding and expedite sobering services for our county (George Conway). BOC approved
priority/position 2/13/19 (Gina Brooksbank). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). Do pass and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
2 Oppose If an employee is represented by a union but decides not to pay union dues, the employee would become an independent employee. The union
would no longer have a duty to represent this employee. A public employer shall determine the wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment of an independent employee based on the employee's education, experience, training, skills, and performance.
2 Support 2/5: Requires CCOs and commercial insurance companies to pay for crisis services. It is expected to be amended, but currently we can
certainly support this bill. Bill is also supported by AOCMHP(Janice Garceau). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
Requires counties to develop community mental health action plans to identify and address mental health concerns. Not later than January 1, 2021,
requires counties to submit community mental health action plans to Oregon Health Authority. Directs authority to submit report to Legislative Assembly. Not later than January 1, 2023, requires counties to submit reports to authority detailing whether county addressed mental health concerns. Directs authority to submit report to Legislative Assembly. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
2 TBD Rep. Helt priority bill. (PS - Pac/West) BH Deputy Director meeting with Rep. Helt on Feb 11 to discuss current planning processes and
alternatives to potentially duplicative language in proposed bill. Janice to meet with Rep Helt for additional information. (GC) Requires counties to develop community mental health action plans to identify and address mental health concerns. This is a bill that we should observe. I am meeting with Rep. Helt Friday. At this point we would oppose as the bill requires an unfunded planning process for community mental health that is potentially duplicative of other community wide planning processes. This is one to watch for development. (Janice Garceau) (George Conway). BOC approved priority/position 2/13/19 (Gina Brooksbank). 2/19/19 Rep. Helt working with Janice on how to integrate this into the existing structure. (Gina Brooksbank). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). per Janice Garceau on 3/11/19, change priority from 3 to 2 (gina brooksbank 3/11/19). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
Allows professional licensing board to issue temporary authorization to spouse of member of Armed Forces of United States stationed in Oregon and who
holds out-of-state authorization to provide occupational or professional service.
2 Support Mike McLane request for support.
HB 3063 Health Care Relating to health care; declaring an emergency. Removes ability of parent to decline required immunizations on behalf of child
for reason other than child's indicated medical diagnosis. Directs Oregon Health Authority to establish outreach and education plan regarding disease control in schools. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
2 Support 2/6: Recommend support. With the recent outbreak of Measles in Oregon and Washington state, it is recommended to support legislation which
strengthens immunization laws and decreases the risk of spreading diseases which once were almost non-existent thanks to immunizations. This bill eliminates parents ability to refuse to vaccinate their children for religious or philosophical reasons, and still send those children to public or private school. (TK). work session scheduled on 3/12/19 in House Committee on Health Care (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). Do pass with amendments and referred to Ways and Means by prior reference (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (Gb 3/25/19).
2 Support Recommend support - Supports CCBHCs identified as Behavioral Health Homes (BHHs) (Janice Garceau). Bill helps to create vehicle to mainatin
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic model and payment methodology. AOCMHP supports. (Janice Garceau 3.7.19). changed from 3 to 2, request for approval process to provide testimony emailed to Laura Judith (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). public hearing work session scheduled 3/21/19 (gina brooksbank (3/15/19). public hearing possible work session scheduled 3/26/19 (GB 3/25/19).
2 Support Recommend support to reduce chance of influenza outbreaks in jails and prisons. (George Conway) BOC approved priority/position 2/13/19
(Gina Brooksbank). work session scheduled 3/11/19 in Senate Committee on Judiciary (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). Do pass with amendments and requesting referral to Ways and Means (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19.)
2 Oppose 2/6: Recommend oppose. With the recent outbreak of Measles in Washington state, it is recommended to oppose legislation which weakens
immunization laws and increases the risk of spreading diseases which once were almost non-existent thanks to vaccinations. (TK) (George Conway). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). no scheduled events (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
2 Oppose 4/5: Contains specific language about amending the ICAA, by allowing smoking vaping indoors, expanding delivery of cannabis and allowing
sales and consumption as part of tours. It would require an opt-in from cities and counties. Also contains specific language that does not allow OLCC to impose public health and safety standards, if they would deter consumption. (TK). BOC approved priority/position 2/13/19 (Gina Brooksbank). no events scheduled 3/15/19 (gina brooksbank). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
2 Support The amended language more explicitly defines dangerousness to self or others in an effort to make civil commitment decisions easier to
support legally when warranted. (GC) Adds definition to dangerous to self or others to mean likely to cause serious harm to self/others in the next 30 days. This is a still a very small percentage of individuals, but is more specific (and clinically reasonable) than the imminency standard. (Janice Garceau). Agree on SB 763; still is quite narrow, but does add definition to dangerous to self or others to mean likely to cause serious harm to self/others in the next 30 days. This is a still a very small percentage of folks, but is more specific (and clinically reasonable) than the always mysterious immanency standard (Wil Berry). no events scheduled (gina brooksbank 3/8/19). public hearing work session scheduled 3/18/19 (gina brooksbank 3/15/19). Wil Berry is testifying Monday, as a representative of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association (not as an official rep of Deschutes County (gina brooksbank 3/18/19). no events scheduled (GB 3/25/19).
Creates Oregon Housing Crisis Task Force. 3 Support The Task Force would develop recommendations addressing housing affordability. The Task Force
would consist of 7 members: OHCS Director; DLCD Director; and 5 members appointed by OHCS Director who meet the following qualifications: represent county planning or land use department, represent residential real estate development, represent residential real estate financing, represent non-profit agency dedicated to increasing housing affordability, and represent property manager or landlords.
Increases tax on distribution of cigarettes. 3 Neutral 1/29: Increases tax on distribution of cigarettes, including inhalant delivery devices. Moneys
from this taxation will be appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority for tobacco and chronic disease prevention, and other health-related programs. (TK). BOC changed from 2/Support to 3/Neutral 2/13/19 (Gina Brooksbank). no events scheduled (gina brooksbank 3/8/19).
Allows individuals who do not qualify for medical assistance or premium tax credits under Affordable Care Act to enroll in coordinated care
organizations by paying premiums that cover actuarial value of health services. Requires Oregon Health Authority to administer program. Imposes penalty on full-time residents of this state who are not enrolled in minimum essential coverage for nine months of each tax year. Prescribes procedures.
3 observe Recommendation from departments is to support. Need clarification from BOC. This bill is become controversial in the Capitol because it is
thought to go to far. Portland School during the interim was doing this to collect what families have access to firearms and created a database which has cause significant issues. (request to add to tracker by Janice Garceau - Gina Brooksbank)