Healthcare

HB 2391-B 1.5% New Taxes on Healthcare Insurance Premiums

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new tax on healthcare insurance premiums of 1.5% administered by the government with uncertain actions to be taken and provides for special treatment of certain hospitals.

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HB 3170B Extends Bargaining to Faculty

HB 3170B VOTE:NO – Governor Signed Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3170 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill extends collective bargaining rights to certain public university faculty members whose duties have an academic rather than administrative focus. Fiscal Responsibility Fiscally a bad move for taxpayers. It will allow a new level of bargaining unions that can drive negotiations to a higher level using…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 719A Extreme risk protection prohibiting a person from possessing firearms

SB 719A VOTE:NO – Governor signed Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB719 Note: This bill's contents were previosuly SB 868. That bill died but has been resurrected as a gut-and-stuff of SB719, creating SB 719A. Posted On Track Thier Vote This bill creates a process for obtaining an extreme risk protection order prohibiting a person from possessing firearms, a process for removing…

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Healthcare

HB 3391B Reproductive & Social Health Benefits

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Provide statewide access to abortion coverage for individuals enrolled in health benefit plans that do not cover abortion.

Healthcare

HB 2310A Government, Instead of Doctors to Begin Taking Over Healthcare

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities