Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 385 Prohibits weapons in justice and municipal court

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Adds to the list of places that those with a concealed carry permit may not carry.

Education

HB 2655: Limits arbitrary power of school children to be tested at will.

Vote:YES – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Limits the arbitrary power of the state to test at will. Gives parents some control of if and how their children will be tested.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 86 Authorizes firearms training facility

Allows establishment of firearms training facility on lot or parcel that is in exclusive farm zone, forest zone or mixed farm and forest zone, and that is not within city or urban growth boundary.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 5003 Establishes fees for nursery and greenhouse growers

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Approves certain new fees adopted by State Department of Agriculture on nursery and greenhouse operations.
These fees will come from rural areas that can’t absorb the expense.

Elections

HB 2177 Automatic Voter Registration

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
State will ascertain data from the DMV and automatically register drivers to vote!

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 324 Repeals sunset on low carbon fuel standards.

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Proposes a constitutional amendment to ‘allow’ carbon taxes, and raise the tax on Oil and Natural Gas

Education

HB 2170 Reduces average membership for students in virtual public charter school for making State School Fund distributions.

Lowers funding to on-line independent charter schools. It protects on-line public schools like Tigard-Tualatin On-line Academy.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2082 Imposes carbon tax

Imposes tax on each fuel supplier and utility based on amount of carbon.

Economic Development & Land Use

HJR 11 Raises tax on oil and natural gas

Removes limitation of six percent of market value on rate of taxes imposed on oil or natural gas.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2503 Places authority for ammunition and fishing gear with legislature

Vests sole authority to regulate hunting ammunition and fishing gear with Legislative Assembly with specified exceptions.

Economic Development & Land Use

HJR 10 Amends Constitution to impose taxes on carbon emissions

Amends the Oregon Constitution allowing Legislative Assembly to impose taxes on carbon emissions for purpose of funding reductions in carbon emissions and carbon fuel use.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 176 Prohibits courts from applying Sharia Law

Prohibits courts from applying Sharia law.

Education

SB 215 removes sunset on Oregon Education Investment Board

Removes the Sunset on Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and adds their control over the entire education system.