In the Spring 2013 Oregon CURE newsletter, we outlined several bills that we were keeping an eye on, one of which is SB 463. Senate Bill (SB) 463 would require, upon request of a legislator, a racial impact statement on proposed child welfare and sentencing legislation. A racial impact statement will allow legislators to consider the disproportionate impact legislation may have on racial minorities. Senator Chip Shields testified in favor of SB 463 on March 14 in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill passed 27-2 on the Senator floor April 16! Senator Shields stated that passage of this bill in the Senate represents the culmination of six years of hard work!