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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Tawna D. Sanchez

Democrat - District 43 - North and Northeast Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-273, Salem, Oregon 97301



​​2024 Short Session- Highlights

​​​House Bill 4002- Ensures law enforcement has the tools they need to confiscate hard drugs and connect people to treatment. With a priority of prevention and education, HB 4002 works in tandem with HB 5204 to expand mental health and drug treatment to stop addiction and overdoses. Together, these bills allocate over $200 million to fund health assessments, addiction treatment, harm-reduction efforts, and more services for Oregonians with substance use disorder.


Above is Representative Sanchez's testimony on HB 4002 while it was in the Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response on Feb. 27, 2024. 

Senate Bill 1531- Establishes a semiquincentennial commission, to be known as the America 250 Oregon Commission, to coordinate and provide guidance for Oregon's official observance of the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the United States.​ Representative Sanchez and Representative Hartman advocated for the inclusion of Federally Recognized Oregon Tribes on the comission. Read more here​.

Above is Representative Sanchez's testimony on SB 1531, advocating for the bill to be worked on to include Tribal representation on the comission. March 2024. 

Senate Bill 1562- Establishes a higher cap on the amount in the Oregon Rainy Day Fund. The cap has not been raised since its establishment in 2007. The Rainy Day Fund is a State emergency fund to be utilized in times of economic crisis. ​

House Bill 4151-​​ The Act makes a small group to look at the youth behavioral workforce. Directs the System of Care Advisory Council to establish a subcommittee on the youth behavioral health workforce.​

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