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. Committees are assigned at the start of each term. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker is not an ex officio member of every committee.
See rules: 2013 House Rules
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
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.
- ↑ Oregon State Legislature, "2013 House Rules," accessed January 6, 2014(Section 8.05)
- ↑ Information submitted by Glenda Nabors via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 17, 2014.
- ↑ Oregon State Legislature, "2013 House Rules," accessed January 6, 2014(Section 8.10)
- ↑ WatchDog.org, "Doctor to OR lawmakers: Ban e-cigs for minors, but don’t restrict adult use," accessed February 17, 2014