Taxes & Fees

SB 564 Limits Debt Service

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee – Limits issuing bonds where the debt service does not exceed 5% of the General Fund revenues estimated to be received in the biennium provided in Article IX, section 14, of the Oregon Constitution.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2320 Non-Motorized Boating Program

Died In Committee. Establishes a Non-Motorized Boating Program that requires education on use and safety, and regulations adopted by rule; and provide safe access to waters. Safety is not the issue so the program is to increase funding.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 694 raise property tax exemption for disabled veterans

SB 694 VOTE:YES – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB694 Posted on Track Thier Vote HERE This bill will raise property tax exemption for property of veterans with disabilities to reflect modern, higher property values. Fiscal Responsibility changes the exempt from taxation from $18,000 to $65,000 of the assessed value of the homestead or personal property for veterans with…

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Elections

SJR 2 Register to vote the day before the election.

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Would change the voter registration deadline to the day before an election.

Salem State Capital

HB 2704A Funds Marketing of Electric Vehicles

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Provides rebates for purchase of low emission vehicles and zero-emission transit buses, etc.

Taxes & Fees

SJR 3/HJR 1 Changes Property Tax Assessment

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution repealing property tax assessment limitations and requiring assessment on the higher real market value allowing increases every 10 years. Refers to voters.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2296A New Program to Evaluate Well Applications

Governor signed – Establishes special standards application fee for obtaining advice and evaluation on wells to increase likelihood of approval, and increases fees for property owner permits for wells.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2365 – Task Force to Transfer Forest Lands

Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force on the Transfer of Federal Land Ownership in Oregon to research the impact, problems and benefits. Sunsets December 31, 2018. Declares emergency.

Energy & Transportation

SB 168 Extends Tax Credit on Biomass

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Extends sunset from 2022 to January 1, 2024 for tax credit for biomass production or collection of all types of biomass reducing long term revenues without the benefit of reporting on its success.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2256A Labeling Dietary Supplements

Vote:YES – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Adds dietary supplements subject to labeling and Oregon Food Laws to ensure sanitation of supplements and establishments, and ensures sanitation, enforced by the State Department of Agriculture and Oregon Health Authority.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 308 Task Force on Barriers Using Marijuana

Establishes a Task Force to identify barriers for social and private consumption of Cannabis to accommodate for marijuana user beyond what is done for tobacco users creating a privileged group, and report on recommended legislation by September 15, 2018.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2203 Distribution of Marijuana Retail Taxes

Changes distribution of moneys collected as tax on retail marijuana items adding 30% to counties and increasing funds to cities for licensing, while cutting 40% for school funds leaving them to deal with student use from other school funds.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 232 Orders Removal of Firearms Access

SB 232 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB232 Posted on TTV HERE This bill requires court to ask petitioner at hearing for family or household abuse restraining order whether respondent possesses any firearms and to record answer on order. Directs presiding judge of judicial district to adopt protocols relating to surrender of firearms by persons subject to a…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2237 Prohibits firearm purchase due to delayed background check

HB 2237 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB2237 Posted on TTV HERE 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. Personal Choice and Responsibility About 1% of background checks run by the OSP result in a denial or a…

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