Human Services Committee, Oregon House of Representatives

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The Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Per Section 8 of the House Rules, committees of the Oregon House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker is not an ex officio member of every committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013 House Rules

Current members


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Human Services Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
Carolyn Tomei, ChairAndy Olson, Vice Chair
David Gomberg, Vice ChairGail Whitsett
Sara GelserGene Whisnant
Joe GallegosVic Gilliam
Alissa Keny-Guyer




In February 2014, Joel Nitzkin, a physician, testified before the committee in favor of restricting e-cigarettes from minors and keeping them out of high schools, but against legislation that would ban e-cigarettes anywhere cigarettes are banned. Legislation was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and ban the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco products aren’t allowed.[4]

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