2023 Oregon Legislative Session Priorities

 

Pieces of legislation The Alliance provided testimony on through the session

 

Verbal and written testimony provided for tracked legislation

 

Combined Alliance members, affiliates, and staff provided testimony

 

Pieces of legislation passed through the legislative process that The Alliance provided testimony on

Legislative Efforts the Alliance Led

LC 1237

Suicide prevention training for medical providers.

Legislative Efforts that the Alliance Collaborated on

SB 514 – Alliance Supports

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is taking the lead on this legislation and the Alliance will provide support as needed and appropriate.
This will fund suicide prevention across the lifespan and will establish an Adult Suicide Prevention Coordinator within Oregon Health Authority. Requires coordinator to maintain and facilitate implementation and updates of statewide strategic plan to address adult suicide and develop prevention, intervention and postvention strategies. Requires strategic plan to be updated every five years. Establishes Adult Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee. Directs advisory committee to consult with coordinator on updates to strategic plan. Directs coordinator, in consultation with advisory committee, to report annually to Oregon Health Authority and Legislative Assembly regarding recommendations for administrative and legislative changes to address service gaps in adult suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

HB 2757 – Alliance Supports 

The Alliance will provide support as needed and appropriate.

This prioritizes legislation to fully fund 988 and Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS). Expands and provides funding for coordinated crisis services system including 9-8-8 suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis hotline. Imposes unspecified tax on consumers and retail subscribers who have telecommunications service or interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol service and who have prepaid telecommunications services, to pay for crisis services system.

LC 142 

Extend access to gender affirming care.

LC 1779 

Make better decisions to save lives. 

LC 3138

Secure firearm storage: Time and distance to create safety.