HB 4056

House Bill 4056

UPDATE: February 21, 2018

Due to inconsistencies between the rules for the Public Safety Memorial Fund, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and federal benefits, some families of fallen officers are missing out on assistance for higher education. This bill corrects that gap. The bill is in the House of Representatives, waiting on a vote. We expect it to pass the House floor today, Wednesday, February 21, and move to the Senate side.

February 14, 2018

We’re working this bill to correct a gap in benefits for families of fallen or disabled officers. Because of inconsistencies between the rules for the Public Safety Memorial Fund, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and federal benefits, some families are missing out on assistance for higher education. Representative Andy Olson (R-Albany) and Representative Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) introduced this bill and have been working with families of fallen officers to make sure these oversights are fixed. Representative Jeff Barker is the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee where the bill is being heard and has made this a priority.  A bipartisan remedy is in the works to close the gap, and ensure all families of fallen or disabled officers get what they need to send their children to college.