Oregon Representative Gene Whisnant [R]

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ORHB2956IntroDirects Early Learning Council to conduct evaluation of Early Learning Hubs and submit report on evaluation each odd-numbered year. Requires additional evaluation and report in 2018. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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2017-04-06
[Hearing: Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee
ORSB588IntroDirects Secretary of State to appoint inspectors general to review spending of certain entities and identify inappropriate costs. Requires entities to deposit 75 percent of amount of inappropriate costs in General Fund and 25 percent of amount of ina...
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate General Government and Accountability Committee
ORHB3216IntroDirects Chief Education Office to conduct study for purpose of identifying practices that assist students in poverty families. Directs office to submit report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to education no later than September ...
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
ORHB3355IntroAuthorizes State Board of Psychologist Examiners to issue certificate of prescriptive authority to licensed psychologist who meets specified requirements. Establishes Committee on Prescribing Psychologists. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health Care Committee
ORSB796IntroDirects Department of Transportation to issue Oregon Wounded Warrior parking permits to qualified applicants. Defines "wounded warrior." Permits person issued Oregon Wounded Warrior parking permit or person transporting person issued parking permit t...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORHB3041IntroIncreases, for purposes of tax credit allowed for crop donation, percentage of wholesale price allowed as amount of credit. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2020. Takes effect on 91st day following adj...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 8:00 am]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
ORHB3289IntroEstablishes the Task Force on Competency-Based Education. Requires task force to evaluate efficacy of expanding competency-based education in post-secondary institutions in this state and of granting post-secondary degrees on basis of competency-base...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
ORHB3249IntroEstablishes Oregon Agricultural Heritage Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Authorizes use of moneys for purposes associated with supporting use of land for agricultural production, maintenance or...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 8:00 am]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
ORHB3290IntroRequires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to recognize and endorse online, competency-based education as important component of Oregon's system of higher education and to select regionally accredited nonprofit online baccalaureate degree gran...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
ORHB2223IntroDirects Department of Education to establish program to develop and maintain statewide school nursing services. Allows State Board of Education to adopt rules for program. Directs Oregon Health Authority to ensure care provided to students by school ...
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2017-04-03
[Hearing: Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
ORHB2570IntroDirects Housing and Community Services Department to establish Affordable Homeownership Grant Program to provide grants to eligible nonprofit organizations with affordable homeownership programs to provide opportunities for homeownership to persons i...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To House Human Services and Housing Committee
ORHCR21IntroCommemorates 100th anniversary of Deschutes County's creation.
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Rules Committee
ORHB2961IntroEstablishes Homeownership Repair and Rehabilitation Program within Housing and Community Services Department to provide grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to provide financial assistance to persons in low income households for repair and reha...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To House Human Services and Housing Committee
ORHB3175IntroMakes changes to definition of "low income households" in Local Innovation and Fast Track Housing Program. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To House Human Services and Housing Committee
ORHB3288IntroRequires each public institution of higher education to submit annual report containing information about noninstructional staff employed by institution to Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Requires commission to compile reports and submit co...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
ORSB992IntroDesignates third Friday in September of every year to be Oregon POW/MIA Recognition Day.
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORSB993IntroDesignates August 7 of each year as Oregon Purple Heart Recognition Day.
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORHB3335IntroRequires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to develop plan for enabling community colleges to offer associate's degree completed in coordination with credits earned in apprenticeship or training program. Requires commission to submit report de...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
ORSB1032IntroAmends Oregon Promise program to remove prohibition on awarding more than $10 million in grants per fiscal year. Makes requirement that person participating in program pay $50 per term in tuition payable by reducing amount of grant awarded, instead o...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
ORHJM3IntroUrges Congress to instruct qualifications board to revise qualification requirements for real estate appraisers.
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2017-03-29
To House Business and Labor Committee
ORHB2147IntroRequires each post-secondary institution of education to provide Department of Education and Higher Education Coordinating Commission with number of Oregon high school graduates from each school district enrolled at institution and graduation rate at...
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2017-03-29
Rules suspended. Carried over to March 30, 2017 Calendar.
ORHB2910IntroRequires snowmobiles and certain all-terrain vehicles to cross highway at intersection or more than 100 feet from intersection. Permits road authority] Oregon Transportation Commission to authorize person in remote areas] to operate all-terrain vehic...
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2017-03-29
Second reading.
ORSB111IntroEstablishes grant program to assist school districts in complying with school nursing service requirements. Directs Department of Education to provide specified technical assistance to school districts and education service districts related to provi...
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2017-03-28
To Senate Education Committee
ORHB2225IntroRequires state agency to report to Director of Oregon Department of Administrative Services when any budgeted position is vacant for six months. Prohibits filling of vacant position if director determines, after state agency has opportunity to submit...
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2017-03-28
To House Rules Committee
ORHB2729IntroRequires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to work regularly with public universities and community colleges to analyze and evaluate effectiveness of previously adopted open educational resources and to increase number of open educational reso...
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2017-03-28
To House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
ORHB2100EngrossProvides that portion of U.S. Highway 20 shall be known as Oregon Medal of Honor Highway. Provides that portions of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205] portion of U.S. Highway 20 shall be known as Oregon Medal of Honor Highway. Directs Department of Tra...
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2017-03-28
To Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORHB2946IntroExpands definition of "state agency" for purposes of Oregon transparency website.
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2017-03-28
To House Rules Committee
ORSB593IntroEstablishes personal income tax credit of $250 per dependent child. Limits availability of credit based on federal adjusted gross income. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine ...
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2017-03-27
To Senate Finance and Revenue Committee
ORHB2763IntroEstablishes Accomplished Teaching Program within Department of Education to encourage and assist teachers in earning national board certification. Establishes Accomplished Teaching Program Fund. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-03-27
To House Education Committee
ORHB2664IntroSpecifies criteria for licensing of extended stay centers and requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules. Requires authority and Department of Consumer and Business Services to convene extended stay center advisory group. Adjusts inappropriate s...
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2017-03-24
To House Health Care Committee
ORSB314IntroDirects Early Learning Division to establish Relief Nursery programs statewide that are certified by Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries and provide trauma-informed services to at-risk children statewide. Describes how funding to support Relief Nu...
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2017-03-22
To Senate Human Services Committee
ORHB2880EngrossFor purposes of determining which public buildings must comply with existing requirement to display Oregon State flag and National League of Families' POW/MIA flag, expands definition of "public building" to include all other county, municipal, schoo...
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2017-03-22
To Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORHB2216EngrossRequires Department of Human Services to adopt rules to establish Oregon Foster Children's Sibling Bill of Rights.
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2017-03-22
To Senate Human Services Committee
ORHCR28IntroRecognizes and honors First Lieutenant Justin J. Wilkens (1986-2012) for his service to his country.
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2017-03-22
To House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORHCR29IntroRecognizes and honors Lance Corporal Randy Lee Newman (1985-2006) for his service to his country.
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2017-03-22
To House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
ORSCR7EngrossIn memoriam: Senator Alan Bates, 1945-2016.
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2017-03-22
To House Rules Committee
ORSB812EngrossModifies grant agreement requirements for Department of Environmental Quality grants to low-interest loan programs for on-site septic system repairs, replacements, upgrades and evaluations. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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2017-03-22
To House Energy and Environment Committee
ORHB3149IntroRequires development of plan for Oregon Coast Trail. Establishes Oregon Coast Trail Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to State Parks and Recreation Department for developing and implementing plan. Takes effect on 91st day following adjou...
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2017-03-21
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
ORHB2149EngrossProvides for one-time, decreased vehicle registration fee for former prisoners of war.
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2017-03-20
To Senate Business and Transportation Committee
ORSB700IntroSets limit on taxes due on homesteads of seniors living on fixed income equal to total amount of taxes due for property tax year preceding first property tax year for which relief allowed. Abates taxes in excess of limit. Takes effect on 91st day fol...
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2017-03-20
To Senate Finance and Revenue Committee
ORHB2782IntroAuthorizes issuance of bonds under Articles XI-G and XI-Q of Oregon Constitution to finance expansion of Oregon State University-Cascades campus. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-03-15
To Joint Ways and Means Committee
ORSB280IntroAppropriates moneys to Department of Education for purposes of developing academic content standards for Oregon Studies and preparing materials to support teacher training and classroom instruction in Oregon Studies. Declares emergency, effective Jul...
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2017-03-14
To Senate Education Committee
ORHB2894IntroPermits cities to determine likelihood of development or redevelopment of land during review or evaluation of comprehensive plan or urban growth boundary expansion. Permits cities to modify analysis for determination of 20-year buildable land supply ...
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2017-03-14
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
ORHB2893IntroRequires city to evaluate for inclusion in urban growth boundary agricultural land consisting predominantly of certain soil classifications with other first priority lands. Directs Land Conservation and Development Commission to establish by rule cer...
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2017-03-14
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
ORHB2219EngrossEncourages school districts and public charter schools to offer students courses or other educational opportunities in civics. Directs school districts and public charter schools to offer sufficient instruction in civics to ensure that every student ...
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2017-03-13
To Senate Education Committee
ORHB2229EngrossEncourages school districts and public charter schools to offer students courses or other educational opportunities in financial literacy. Requires school districts to offer instruction in financial literacy. Directs school districts and public chart...
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2017-03-13
To Senate Education Committee
ORHB3379IntroProvides for establishment of percentage by which district school board shall annually increase total amount of moneys used to pay for salary and benefits of employees under collective bargaining agreement. Provides exceptions. Applies to collective ...
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2017-03-13
To House Education Committee
ORHB3301IntroChanges definition of foster parent who is "current caretaker.". Changes definition of foster parent who is "current caretaker."
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2017-03-13
To House Human Services and Housing Committee
ORHCR24IntroRequires committees and subcommittees of Senate and House of Representatives, and joint committees and subcommittees of Legislative Assembly, to accept remote testimony given by remote videoconferencing link. Suspends rules until Legislative Administ...
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2017-03-13
To House Rules Committee
ORHB3383IntroEstablishes refundable tax credit against income or corporate excise taxes for employers in specified industrial sectors for wages paid to employees at or below specified rate. Modifies amount of credit based on year in which wages are paid. Disallow...
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2017-03-13
To House Business and Labor Committee
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