The 2019 legislative session will begin on January 22. We’ll be fighting hard for a handful of bills that will help improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. Snapshot: 2019 Legislative Priorities Our legislative agenda will have a big impact on: People for whom a guardian has been appointed People who experience a mental illness… Continue Reading Our 2019 Legislative Agenda
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Guardianship is a highly intrusive restriction on the rights and self-determination of a person. In this legal process, a judge is asked to determine if a person is capable of making important decisions for themselves. If the judge determines that they are not, the judge appoints an adult to make those decisions for the person. Guardianship… Continue Reading How we transformed Oregon’s guardianship laws.
The 2018 legislative session brought big wins for kids and parents who experience disability. Two of our priority bills passed and await the governor’s signature. The short session also brought a number of disappointments. We’ve cataloged all of the ups and downs for you, and share a few previews of issues we’ll likely be focusing on in… Continue Reading 2018 Legislative Session Review
*Text doc transcription of infographic image. Out of the twenty-four week blizzard of hearings, mark-ups, meetings, and analysis in Salem there were many bright spots. We avoided the deep cuts to human service programs that were proposed in the Governor’s opening budget and early legislative budget frameworks, and passed five of our legislative priorities. But… Continue Reading Key accomplishments: 2017 legislative session