The Human Services and Housing 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
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
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