UPDATE: February 21, 2018
This bill corrects an oversight and allows a group of officers at OHSU the opportunity to join the Public Employees Retirement System. It has left the House Committee on Business and Labor and is now in Ways & Means. We’ve begun one-on-one meetings with the Ways & Means Committee members and staff. Our conversations have included the fact that the bill has a minimal fiscal impact and is a matter of basic fairness. OHSU is in full support of the bill as well. So far, we’ve had excellent conversations with committee members, and we expect that to continue. No hearing has yet been set in Ways & Means
February 14, 2018
This bill was submitted on behalf of ORCOPS, and is one of our highest priorities in the session. The bill would correct an oversight and allow a group of officers at OHSU the opportunity to join the Public Employees Retirement System. We worked closely with Representative Jeff Barker (D-Beaverton) and Representative Chris Gorsek (D-Gresham) who stood alongside us as we presented the bill to the House Committee on Business and Labor. The bill passed out of the committee with a unanimous vote and a “do pass” recommendation. It’s now headed to House Ways and Means Committee. The bill has been assigned a “minimal” fiscal impact, which means its effect on the state budget is negligible, and the committee is more likely pass it through to the House and Senate floors for a vote.