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.
HB 3170B VOTE:NO – Governor Signed Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3170 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 leverage against the…
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. This bill creates a process for obtaining an extreme risk protection order prohibiting a person from possessing firearms, a process for removing all deadly weapons from the…
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.
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.
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…
VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Changes personal income tax base from federal taxable income to federal adjusted gross income by eliminating allowance of itemized deductions, taking 33% of IRS standard deduction, and decreasing tax rates. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.
VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Removes vital protections in the advance directive legislation when an advance directive is missing, established Advance Directive Adoption Committee to recommend changes every 2 years.
SB 1065 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Posted on Track their vote This bill authorizes transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party after 14 days (an additional delay of 11 days over current law) if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm, as long as gun dealer or transferor does…
HJM 6 VOTE:YES – Filed with SOS Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HJM6 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill urges Congress to change funding of veterans' health care from discretionary entitlement to permanent and direct entitlement. Limited Government Oregon ranks 49th in VA health care. Permanent funding would help to stabilize and improve Oregon's program.
VOTE:YES – Died in Committee – Exempts small modular reactors from certain siting restrictions that apply to nuclear-fueled thermal power plants, and requires placement in city or county where electors have approved of small modular reactors being located.
VOTE:NO – Passed – Signed by Gov – Caps electricity generated by any single biomass facility that may be used to meet renewable standards in order to promote diversity of resource types that can be used to comply with Oregon’s small-scale renewable energy requirement.
VOTE: YES – Governor Signed
Allows city governing body to authorize planning commission or hearings officer to conduct hearings and make decisions on applications for amendments to city comprehensive plan. Authorizes appeal of decision to city governing body.
Governor signed – Adds fee schedule for business subject to federal operating permit program under Title V of federal Clean Air Act and a one-time supplemental fee. Authorizes the state to receive funds according to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement and establishes grants and loans for diesel engine replacement or retrofit (similar to SB 1008).
VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Adopts amendments to state building code to establish specified construction standards for small homes of 400 square feet and eliminates some building code safety standards. Sunsets January 2, 2024.
SB 1040 VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment that is allowed under Federal law, using the limited authority reserved to states.
VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Burdens owners and operators of residential care facility and assisted living facilities when a resident is unable make decisions on their rights, to locate who is willing to serve as the resident’s legal representative for the sole purpose of determining consent to an individually based limitation.
SB 3 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Implies that the moratorium has been repealed whereas the DEQ has listed all the upper reach streams as “impaired” (303 d) and NO permits will be allowed. There is a 2000% fee increase.
VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Oregon Global Warming Commission is abolished, creating the Oregon Energy and Climate Board to set policy and renaming the ODOE to Oregon Department of Energy and Climate.
VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Allows local governments to expand the Urban Growth Boundary when the number of new households in a jurisdiction exceed the number of new housing units and vacancy rates drop below six percent.
VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Allows rural county with no population growth, and certain local governments in county, to adopt comprehensive land use plan without complying with statewide land use planning goals until population growth invalidates their qualification for the exception.
VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Permits siting of commercial solar photovoltaic power generation facility on land not designated as high value farmland unless county adopts exceptions where no high value farmland is available.
SB 897 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB897 Published on Track Their Vote This bill creates crime of militia terrorism for citizens protesting more than two days occupying a public premises with a firearm present and refuses to leave when requested by law enforcement regardless of cause for the protest. Personal Choice and Responsibility Takes away the…
SB 797 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB797 This bill prohibits person from purchasing a firearm if the Oregon State Police background check unit is unable or unwilling to provide approval pursuant to background check. This bill is the senate equivalent of HB 2237. Personal Choice and Responsibility About 1% of background checks run by the OSP…
VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force to study provisions of California’s Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 to determine appropriateness and feasibility of adopting any provisions in Oregon.
VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Reduces proposed taxes by fifty-percent to go to the Forestland and County Reserve Fund. Imposes inordinate tax on timber harvest to fund fire suppression, redemption of burned areas, watershed conservation and distribution to counties.
VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Replaces the long standing placement of Founding Fathers Jason Lee and John McLoughlin with Oregon politician Mark Hatfield and Womens rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway.
VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Puts State Board of Forestry in total control of forests via establishing a criteria for preserving natural resource values on forestland, periodically updating geological numerical criteria, and approving forest management plans for every forest over 5,000 acres that includes harvesting priorities, DEQ requirements, waterway management and preserving of old-growth.
VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Requires major candidates for President or Vice President to release their federal income tax return or submit Oregon Government Ethics Commission statement of economic interest in order to appear on primary or general election ballot and voters’ pamphlet.
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