This is a busy time and many bills are being put forward for consideration. Now is the time to give your input on proposed bills. You can affect what the end result will be but you must take the time to make the phone calls and send in your testimony.  The light of attention is focused squarely on children and the foster care system with some 60 bills being put forth this session. 

We'll be updating this site.  Meanwhile, here are some links you may be interested in.

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/

Find out what is happening today. Search for a House or Senate Bill. Find your district and learn who your representatives are.

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement

Learn how ideas become bills and then become laws. Find out how you can engage with your legislators, how to speak in favor or against a bill and what to do if you want to visit the Capitol building.

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB243

This proposed bill expands the definition of "child in care" to include children receiving care and services from certified foster homes and developmental disabilities residential facilities.  THIS IS A CRITICAL BILL FOR FOSTER PARENTS TO READ AND GIVE THEIR THOUGHTS ON.  IF PASSED IN ITS CURRENT FORM IT WILL IMPACT ALL FOSTER PARENTS.

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