House Committee on Rules public hearing on the K-12 Indoor Air Quality legislation coming up next week on May 4th,2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in room HR-C at the State Capital Register Here. I will also be sending a registration link for anyone who would like to offer oral testimony either in person or via zoom. The National Energy Management Institute will be testifying on the data collected from several different university studies. We are also inviting individuals from several education groups such as the American Federation of Teachers, Oregon Education Association, and the Oregon School Employees Association. We will also hear testimony from the SMACNA contractor association, the Blue Green Alliance, the Oregon Nurses Association, and the AFL-CIO. I’ll also be inviting people from the Oregon Nurses Association along with several other groups. We’re hoping some of our friends at MACG might be available to join us by providing either oral or written testimony, if this bill feels like it’s something you can support. I’ve attached an article from the Oregonian, the one pager for HB-3031, and our fact sheet that has been created by AFT, NEA, and SMART and a PowerPoint presentation on school ventilation. All four items have great talking points. This bill will address and correct many issues with Oregon K-12 schools such as, reducing the energy consumption of school facilities by as much as 40% and as a result, dramatically reducing the operating costs of a school facilities. In addition, studies show that this bill could increase a student’s grades by as much as 17%, according to a 2017 study by UCLA, and attendance by as much as 15% along with reducing the spread of air born infectious disease by as much as 80%. I’ve attached a study recently released by the US Department of energy, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association and many others that shows these results. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and thank you again for your consideration.