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Call to Action: HB 2620

Posted 7 months ago by Bill Schueler

Hello Oregon ENA Members, 

Oregon House Bill 2620 has a hearing next week on Tuesday, March 7th at 1pm in room 343 at the Oregon State Capitol. Here are a couple of things you can do to support the bill. 

To view details and already submitted written testimony: click here

Submit written testimony:

Written testimony needs to be submitted by Monday, March 6th by the end of business day . Send your written testimony to hjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov.

Provide verbal testimony in-person:

Attend the hearing in-person. Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the start of the hearing to sign up. There will be a sign up list for people who wish to speak for HB 2620.  The hearing also has 3 other bills scheduled during that session.  If there are many people who wish to speak, it is possible that time will run out and some won't be able to speak. 

The committee chair will call people up to testify from the sign-in sheet. Do not read your testimony. Have an outline to talk from. Plan to talk only 2 – 3 minutes. Don’t be nervous. The committee does not expect perfection.

  1. At the beginning of testimony address the chair, then members of the committee, then state your name and the organization you are representing (if appropriate) or where you are from: “Chair Barker and members of the committee, my name is Pam Bessler. I am currently the president of the Oregon Emergency Nurses Association.” Or “ Chair Barker and members of the committee, my name is _____ and I am a resident of Beaverton.”
  2. State up front your position on the bill.  “I am here today to support HB 2620 . . .”
  3. At the end of testimony, thank the committee and offer to answer questions: “Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I would be happy to answer any questions.”
  4. When answering a question, respond: “Chair Barker, Representative (last name of member who asked question), . . .then give your answer.

Watch the hearing

Click on https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/HJUD/2017-03-07-13-00/HB2620/Details

Click on 3/7/2017 underneath the Meetings column on the right. 

Click on HB 2620 PUB. On the day of the hearing, there should be a video icon that will take you to a live feed. Otherwise, the video can be viewed later.

Contact your Representative:

Let your voice be heard.  No Silence on Violence. Help us have safe practice, safe care. 

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/ Click on "Find Your District and Legislators" on the right.