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HB 4135 Passes House, Scheduled for Senate Hearing

House Bill 4135, if signed into law, would endanger Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s, allowing their healthcare representatives to remove their access to food and water. HB 4135 passed the Oregon House Friday, 35-25, split across party lines. It has been scheduled for a public hearing and work session in the Senate Judiciary Committee, tomorrow at 8am, in hearing room 343.

Last session a similar bill (SB 494) was introduced in the Senate by Senator Floyd Prozanski. It died in the House. The new bill, HB 4135, is chief sponsored by Speaker of the House Tina Kotek.


  1. Suzanne on February 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    When is it expected that the Senate will vote on this HB, now that it has passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee?

    • Suzanne on February 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you for the response. Appreciate any additional clarification. I heard it had passed out of committee this morning and was now just left to vote on in the Senate. Heard this from someone who gave testimony. Good news if it hasn’t passed out, if there’s reason to have hope it won’t. Seems there is a lot of silence on this issue. It’s very disconcerting that more Oregonians aren’t aware of this and contacting the Senate.

      • ORTL on February 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

        Well, turns out there is some complication to it? Our lobbyist is going to get me more details. Sorry! Will get you info ASAP.

      • ORTL on February 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        Suzanne! I got an update and it seems very complicated right now. Feel free to email our political director David by emailing David at for help. 🙂

  2. Duane on February 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I see that today, February 23, 2018, Sen. Prozanski who proposed the original bill last year has sent the bill for a third reading on Monday. February 26, 2018, with a recommendation to pass.
    It seems this bill marches on despite many Oregonians opposing it.

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