Healthcare

HB 2310B Modifies Local Public Health Authority

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

Elections

SB 683 Paid Postage for Returned Ballots

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Pays postage for ballots returned by mail

Healthcare

SB 64B Changes “Mental Disease” to “Mental Disorder”

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Replaces the term “mental disease or defect” with the term “qualifying mental disorder,” for purposes of diminished capacity defense, guilty except for insanity (GEI) plea and post-adjudication jurisdiction of persons found GEI. B amendment includes provision describing legislative intent to replace term without making substantive change to law.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2060A Limits Eligibility for Pass-Thru Tax Rate

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Limits eligibility for the pass-thru entity tax rates to business operating in one of the following seven economic sectors: agriculture, mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, or accommodation & food services. Increases the employment requirement for eligibility from one employee to ten employees.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2597B Increases Driving Offense Using Cell Phones

HB 2597B VOTE:NO – Governor signed Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB2597 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill renames offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device as offense of operating motor vehicle while using mobile electronic device to penalize all uses of mobil devices. Creates a distracted driving avoidance course and program. Personal Choice and Responsibility The measure allows the…

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