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The Week Ahead

By Jake Arnold, communications and news specialist
jarnold@osba.org

Feb. 11, noon Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Portland Community College, Sylvania campus.

Feb. 13, 3 p.m. Senate Workforce Committee holds a public hearing on changes to the Public Employees Retirement System (SB 559, SB 560).

Feb. 13, 3 p.m. House Education Committee holds public hearings and work sessions on requiring charter schools to comply with food programs (HB 2554), reimbursing schools for meals (HB 2652), recognizing National Speech and Debate Education Day (HCR 18), and expanding entities that can get money for providing educational activities (HB 2258).

Feb. 14 8:30 a.m. Senate Finance and Revenue Committee holds hearing on changing how property taxes are assessed (SJR 3, SB 151 and SB 181).

Feb. 14, 10 a.m. State Land Board hears an update on the status of selling Elliott State Forest.

Feb. 14, 3 p.m. House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee holds an informational meeting on the Workforce System.

Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Senate Education Committee holds a public hearing on reimbursing schools for vision screenings (SB 187) and creating pilot program to certify culturally responsive practices in education.

Feb. 15, 3 p.m. Senate Workforce Committee takes invited testimony on the Public Employees Retirement System and holds a public hearing on changes to PERS (SB 200).

Feb. 15, 3 p.m. House Education Committee holds an informational meeting on dyslexia screening and a public hearing on issues related to school social workers (HB 2648 and HB 2658).

Feb. 16, 3 p.m. House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee holds an informational meeting on the Workforce System.

Feb. 17, 5 p.m. Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Hermiston High school.

Feb. 18, 5 p.m. Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Madras High School.

Items may be added to committee agendas during the week. The Oregon Legislature keeps an updated page of committee agendas at: olis.leg.state.or.us/LIZ/Committees/Meeting/List