+ − Legislators (7) OR - Representative Joe Gallegos (D) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative Mark Johnson (R) Title: Member OR - Representative Caddy McKeown (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Tobias Read (D) Title: Chair OR - Representative Jeff Reardon (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Gene Whisnant (R) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative Jennifer Williamson (D) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (43) OR - SB219 Directs that Legislative Assembly appropriations for public universities and Oregon Health and Science University be made to Higher Education Coordinating Commission rather than to Oregon Department of Administrative Services. OR - SB240 Permits State Apprenticeship and Training Council to make exceptions to apprentice wage schedule, and to minimum numeric ratio of journeyworkers to apprentices, to further operation of apprenticeship and training programs in Oregon Youth Authority institutions. OR - SB493 Removes ability of Governor to disband university governing board or force university to take other action if university fails to make timely compliance with conditions established when State Board of Higher Education endorsed governing board. OR - HB2011 Expands allowable purposes for establishing individual development account. OR - HB2262 Directs Oregon Business Development Department to submit report to interim legislative committees regarding innovation in economic development no later than July 1, 2016. OR - HB2276 Appropriates moneys to Oregon Growth Board for purposes of performing duties, functions and powers of board. OR - HB2280 Transfers appropriation of moneys in Oregon Growth Fund from Oregon Growth Board to Oregon Business Development Department. OR - HB2288 Increases membership of Oregon Innovation Council. OR - HB2407 Establishes procedures for determining maximum grant amount for Oregon Opportunity Grant program. OR - HB2408 Changes name of Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development to Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. OR - HB2409 Repeals unfunded higher education loan, scholarship and grant programs. OR - HB2410 Allows community college to award training certificates for noncredit courses and programs. OR - HB2411 Updates terms for teacher education programs and institutions. OR - HB2434 Directs Oregon Business Development Department to establish and administer Natural Resource Transformative Technology Grant Program for purpose of providing grants to assist Oregon's businesses and research institutions to invest in and commercialize transformative natural resource technologies in this state. OR - HB2525 Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission to develop standards related to transferability of credits for community colleges and public universities. OR - HB2561 Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to work with representatives from public universities to evaluate best method for overseeing public universities to ensure universities interview at least one minority applicant when hiring head coach or athletic director. OR - HB2569 Extends sunset for tax credit for university venture development fund contributions. OR - HB2611 Requires universities with institutional governing boards to continue to participate in shared services relating to listed employee benefits and to collective bargaining until July 1, 2019. OR - HB2623 Directs Department of Education to administer pilot program to increase students' exposure and access to career and technical education. OR - HB2624 Directs Department of Education and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to advance career and technical education opportunities by fulfilling specified requirements. OR - HB2645 Requires public universities to establish priority enrollment system for qualified students who are active members of Armed Forces of the United States, who are qualified veterans or who receive veterans' educational benefits as federally qualified dependents of active members or qualified veterans. OR - HB2662 Establishes Pay It Forward program. OR - HB2670 Allows in-state tuition in certain circumstances for individuals who resided in Oregon but relocated due to position in military, government or humanitarian aid organization. OR - HB2681 Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission and State Board of Education to oversee work group to examine and recommend effective processes and strategies for placing students in courses at community colleges. OR - HB2728 Establishes Oregon Talent Council. OR - HB2747 Increases limitation on subtraction for contribution to college savings network account to amount per designated beneficiary. OR - HB2752 Increases maximum amount of corporate excise tax credit allowed for qualified research activities. OR - HB2832 Directs governing entity of public or private post-secondary institution of education that contracts with third party financial firm for student financial aid services to consider federal policies for contracting. OR - HB2860 Establishes task force to study workforce development in Oregon and to make recommendations for legislation to improve workforce development in this state. OR - HB2870 Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to implement process to resolve student complaints against schools operating in state. OR - HB2871 Establishes Open Educational Resources Grant Program within Higher Education Coordinating Commission. OR - HB2973 Establishes Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Act. OR - HB2996 Establishes Oregon Center of Cyber-Excellence. OR - SB686 Provides that individual enrolled in alternative education program may be considered out-of-school youth for purposes of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. OR - HB3063 Appropriates moneys to Higher Education Coordinating Commission to be expended for grant program that distributes moneys to community colleges, or any foundations of community colleges, to increase number of underserved, low-income and first-generation college-bound students who enroll in community college and make progress toward degree or certificate. OR - HB3075 Directs Department of Education to evaluate methods to improve delivery of career and technical education. OR - HCR17 Honors 2014 Southern Oregon University Raiders football team for their first-ever National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football National Championship. OR - SB759 Requires public universities, community colleges and Oregon-based private universities and colleges to adopt written protocol for victims of sexual assault. OR - HB3308 Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission to convene work group to analyze and make recommendations on how to address disparities in higher education among traditionally marginalized, underserved and underrepresented communities. OR - HB3335 Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to work with public universities to develop effective solutions to problem of students who enroll at public university, complete two or more years of coursework and leave university without graduating or receiving official recognition. OR - HB3342 Allows personal income taxpayers to subtract certain amounts paid as interest on qualified education loans from taxable income, subject to same income limitations applicable to federal education loan interest deduction. OR - HB3371 Prohibits retaliation against student of education program who makes good faith report regarding possible violation of state or federal law, rule or regulation. OR - HB3516 Requires each school obtaining approval from Higher Education Coordinating Commission to offer academic degree to annually obtain bond or letter of credit demonstrating school is financially sound and capable of fulfilling commitments to students.