Alliance Legislative Updates

Please click on the links below to read the “Legislative Update” section of our monthly e-newsletter, The Independent Voice.
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August 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

November/December 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019: A Review of the 2019 Legislative Session

June 2019

May 2019: Newsletter Article & Legislative Update

April 3, 2019: Former Alliance President Jim Bauer’s opinion editorial published in The Oregonian 

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

Please direct any legislative questions to info@oaicu.org.

Oregon State Legislature Information

Oregon’s 2020 regular legislative session began on February 3 and ended on March 8.

Main Oregon State Legislature Webpage

Oregon Legislature Press Releases & News

2020 Second Special Session (August)
 To access information about a specific bill, click on the”Bills” icon and search by bill number, text, or sponsor.

2020 First Special Session (June)
To access information about a specific bill, click on the”Bills” icon and search by bill number, text, or sponsor.  To review a recap of this Special Session, click here.

2020 Legislative Session Information
To access information about a specific bill, click on the”Bills” icon and search by bill number, text, or sponsor.

2019-20 Interim Legislative Session
A Joint Legislative Committee on Coronavirus Response was formed and met four times to try to develop a legislative concept providing for short term economic relief for distressed communities. Health care, shelter, and food are the largest drivers, though many other issues have been discussed. A document that summarizes the issues the Coronavirus Response Committee has been discussing and prioritizing (as of March 24, 2020) is available here. Note they have provided a rank of Priority 1 or Priority 2 to many items – the other numbers are just for organizational purposes, not ranking.

2019 Legislative Session Information
To access information about a specific bill, click on the”Bills” icon and search by bill number, text, or sponsor.

NAICU Resources

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) is the only national organization solely focused on representing private, nonprofit higher education on public policy issues in Washington, D.C.  As one of the six major presidential higher education associations, NAICU’s institutional membership is comprised of presidents from accredited private, nonprofit colleges and universities. 

NAICU’s Main Webpage

NAICU’s Summary of Federal Higher Education Issues (as of August 2020)

NAICU’s Index of Issue Briefs

NAICU’s Federal Student Aid Programs Report: Oregon (as of January 2020)

NAICU’s 2018-19 Federal Student Aid Programs Report: Oregon By Sector (as of January 2020)

NAICU’s 2018-19 Federal Student Aid Programs Report: Alliance Institutions (as of January 2020)