+ − Legislators (7) OR - Representative Paul Evans (D) Title: Chair OR - Representative Deborah Boone (D) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative Sal Esquivel (R) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative John Lively (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Mark W. Meek (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Julie Parrish (R) Title: Member OR - Representative Bill Post (R) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (67) OR - SB143 Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs to develop and implement one or more grant programs statewide to expand and enhance existing campus veteran resource centers and employ campus veteran resource coordinators on campuses of community colleges and public universities to help veterans successfully transition from military service to college life, succeed in college, complete educational goals and transition from college to workforce and community. OR - HB3174 Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs to develop and implement one or more pilot programs statewide to provide training, job placement services, financial assistance, technical support and business creation assistance to veterans in construction and construction materials industries. OR - HCR3 Recognizes and honors Private James Herbert Rowden (1944-1966) and Private First Class John Wayne Rowden (1946-1968) for their service to their country. OR - HCR6 Recognizes and honors Lance Corporal Dale G. Peterson (1986-2007) for his service to his country. OR - HCR7 Recognizes and honors Sergeant David W. Johnson-DeFord (1967-2004) for his service to his country. OR - HB2140 Requires seller of real property to disclose seismic risk in seller's property disclosure statement. OR - HB2880 For purposes of determining which public buildings must comply with existing requirement to display Oregon State flag and National League of Families' POW/MIA flag, expands definition of "public building" to include all other county, municipal, school district and special district buildings upon which or near which it is customary and suitable to display United States flag. OR - HB2149 Provides for one-time, decreased vehicle registration fee for former prisoners of war. OR - HB2100 Provides that portion of U.S. Highway 20 shall be known as Oregon Medal of Honor Highway. OR - HCR9 Recognizes and honors Technician Fifth Grade Robert Dale Maxwell for his long and faithful service to his state and country. OR - HB3075 Grants income tax credit to firefighters who provide volunteer services to rural fire protection districts or fire departments. OR - HB2574 Requires schools to instruct and drill students on survival after natural disaster. OR - SB116 Requires State Forester to make any recreational opportunities in state forests free, upon showing of certain identification and documentation, for disabled veterans and for persons who are on leave from military active duty on certain holidays. OR - HB2983 Creates Task Force on Disaster Response and Recovery. OR - HB2890 Allocates $500,000 of lottery revenue to Oregon Military Department for purposes of providing tuition waivers for eligible post-secondary institutions to members of Oregon National Guard. OR - HB2690 Establishes Oregon Educational and Workforce Development Bridge Loan Program in Department of Veterans' Affairs to conduct outreach and provide loans to veterans and disabled veterans who are enrolled in approved course of study, approved professional training, approved workforce development program or approved apprenticeship in connection with institution of higher education, and who are eligible to receive federal educational aid or other financial assistance that is temporarily unavailable. OR - HCR10 Commends Bend Heroes Foundation for its work in recognizing and honoring veterans. OR - SB1000 Changes name of "Oregon State Defense Force" to "Oregon Civil Defense Force." Authorizes Superintendent of State Police to form volunteer Oregon State Police Civil Defense Force to provide emergency response and communications, medical assistance, logistical support and other aid. OR - SCR20 Recognizes and honors Sergeant Brennan C. Gibson (1979-2006) for his service to his country. OR - HB2887 Allows credit against income taxes for up to three years for employment of qualified military veterans if wage requirement is met. OR - SB80 Directs Director of Veterans' Affairs to provide aid and assistance to federally recognized Indian tribes in Oregon with regard to programs of service for Native American veterans and accreditation of federal tribal veterans representatives. OR - HJM6 Urges Congress to change funding of veterans' health care from discretionary entitlement to permanent and direct entitlement. OR - HB3319 Establishes minimum amount that Legislative Assembly must appropriate to Department of Veterans' Affairs in each biennium, apart from appropriations from veterans' services fund established under Ballot Measure 96 (2016). OR - SB129 Directs Advisory Committee to review, consider and report to interim legislative committees relating to veterans no later than February 1, 2018, regarding establishing task force on post-traumatic stress disorder. OR - HB3427 Requires owner or operator of dam with high hazard rating to develop emergency action plan for dam. OR - HB2233 Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs and county veterans' service officers to provide aid and assistance to Korean Vietnam War veterans to obtain health care coverage and services and, upon determination that veteran is not eligible for health care coverage and services under federal and state laws, to implement program to provide such coverage and services. OR - HB2687 Directs Office of Emergency Management and Oregon Homeland Security Council to develop and administer grant program to distribute emergency preparedness equipment to local governments and other recipients. OR - HCR22 Recognizes and honors Corporal Robert "Bobby" Leon Jones (1983-2006) for his service to his country. OR - HB2886 Establishes Oregon Public Places Are Safe Places Investment Fund. OR - HB2933 Removes limitation on amount Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority may grant for emergency projects. OR - HCR8 Celebrates 50th anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill. OR - HCR25 Recognizes and honors Sergeant Adam Plumondore (1982-2005) for his service to his country. OR - HCR26 Recognizes and honors Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker (1981-2006) for his service to his country. OR - HB3207 Provides that portion of Interstate 5 shall be known as Atomic Veterans Memorial Highway. OR - SB61 Expands list of state agencies, entities and officials required to designate liaisons to coordinate emergency preparedness and response functions with Office of Emergency Management. OR - HB2891 Establishes Department of Veterans' Affairs Veteran Services Grant Fund. OR - SB62 Amends intrastate mutual assistance compact to require state government participation and allow tribal government participation. OR - HCR30 Recognizes and honors Hospitalman Charles Eugene Johnson (1944-1968) and Staff Sergeant Clifford Thomas Johnson (1949-1970) for their service to their country. OR - HCR29 Recognizes and honors Lance Corporal Randy Lee Newman (1985-2006) for his service to his country. OR - HCR28 Recognizes and honors First Lieutenant Justin J. Wilkens (1986-2012) for his service to his country. OR - HCR27 Recognizes and honors Corporal Jessica A. Ellis (1983-2008) for her service to her country. OR - HB3394 Authorizes local governments to assess system development charges for disaster resilience and mitigation. OR - SB850 Requires Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission to establish committee to assist commission in conducting review of policy options, preparing summary of existing state agency reports and studies and preparing recommendations for policy measures regarding life and property protection following major earthquake or tsunami event, including but not limited to investigation of issues pertaining to insurance related to earthquakes and tsunami events. OR - HB3328 Modifies law regarding requirement that public employer grant preference to veteran or disabled veteran in selection process for civil service position. OR - HB2888 Establishes Oregon Public Utility Homeland Security Commission in Office of Emergency Management. OR - HB2892 Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs to conduct statewide study regarding veteran-owned small businesses no later than July 1, 2018. OR - HB3132 Establishes Veterans' Services Fund pursuant to constitutional amendment approved in Ballot Measure 96 (2016). OR - HB2234 Creates subtraction from federal taxable income for benefits paid to surviving spouse or dependent child of service member. OR - HB2895 Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for seismic needs assessments in 27 school districts in which seismic needs assessments have not been conducted. OR - HB2848 Changes term of office and qualifications for appointment of Adjutant General. OR - HB2689 Establishes Task Force on Innovative Housing Strategies for Veterans. OR - SB832 Directs Advisory Committee to review, consider and report to interim legislative committees relating to veterans no later than February 1, 2018, regarding program to provide grants to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to veterans and veterans' families in rural areas of this state. OR - HB2847 Directs Department of Veterans' Affairs to develop program under which department, pursuant to contract with financial institution, provides loan guarantees or credit guarantees for qualified veterans for purpose of refinancing existing purchase-money mortgages or similar mortgages of homes used primarily as principal residence by veterans. OR - SB81 Directs Director of Veterans' Affairs to provide statewide expertise, advocacy, coordination and assistance to veterans to assist veterans in navigating federal, state and local health care and mental health care systems for purpose of obtaining health care and mental health care. OR - HJM10 Urges President and Congress to enact and sign legislation that extends certain benefits to Reserve and National Guard units deployed under 10 U.S.C. 12304b that are comparable to benefits received by Reserve and National Guard units under other mobilization authority. OR - SJM7 Requests that Congress authorize and appropriate funding for United States Coast Guard's air facility in Newport in perpetuity. OR - SB476 Requires Advisory Committee to Director of Veterans' Affairs to review, consider and report to interim legislative committees relating to veterans whether and to what extent disabled veteran should qualify as preferred worker. OR - HB2932 Authorizes city or county to adopt ordinance or resolution providing property tax exemption to commercial, industrial and multifamily buildings that have been seismically retrofitted, for period of up to 10 years, with additional period up to five years based on locally adopted criteria. OR - SCR13 Recognizes Jason Westlund for his exemplary service in assisting wounded accident victim. OR - SB573 Encourages Oregonians to honor and remember those who have given their lives in military service in war at noon on 21st day of each month. OR - SB993 Designates August 7 of each year as Oregon Purple Heart Recognition Day. OR - HB2235 Authorizes county to grant exemption from ad valorem property taxation for property of eligible veteran or surviving spouse remaining unmarried of eligible veteran in any amount of assessed value up to 100 percent or based on more generous eligibility standards. OR - SCR19 Recognizes and honors Corporal Jeremy M. Loveless, Specialist Six Norman Francis Evans and Specialist Four David Lynn Evans for their service to their country. OR - SB79 Permits Department of Veterans' Affairs, in seeking judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure on residential trust deed, to file affidavit that states that department is exempt from requirement to request or participate in resolution conference. OR - HB2908 Creates position of Veteran Volunteer Coordinator in Department of Veterans' Affairs and specifies responsibilities. OR - HCR11 Recognizes and honors Sergeant Ronald W. Burkhart (1949-1968) for his service to his country. OR - SB992 Designates third Friday in September of every year to be Oregon POW/MIA Recognition Day.