Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2877 Imposes Tax on Older Vehicles

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes tax on vehicles 20 years old or older of $1000 paid every five years unless the vehicle is registered as an antique.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2740 Relating to Sex Trafficking

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Increases age of trafficked person from 15 to 18 for crime of trafficking in persons for use in commercial sex

Elections

SB 877 Tax Increases to be Voted on at General Elections

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Tax increase proposals must be submitted only at general elections, unless otherwise provided in charter of city, county or metropolitan service district.

Healthcare

HB 2016 Modifies Hospital Reimbursement

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Relating to reimbursement of hospital costs

Healthcare

SB 893 Legal Suicide and Euthanasia

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows for legal suicide and euthanasia

Healthcare

HB 3341 Task Force on Medical Training Facilities

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Task Force on Rural Medical Training Facilities

Salem State Capital

HB 2025 Removes Statue of Jason Lee from DC Statuary

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.

Healthcare

HB 2319 Creates a New “Free” Healthcare Agency

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new healthcare agency to be funded by taxpayers

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3226 Forest Management Plans

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.

Healthcare

HB 2527 Relating to Pharmacists and Contraceptives

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives

Healthcare

SB 72 Relating to Nursing & Dispensing Drugs

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Removes critical requirements regarding the qualifications to dispense drugs

Healthcare

SB 784 Relating to Women’s Health Care Providers

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires insurer to reimburse out-of-network women’s health care provider at same rate as in-network women’s health care provider

Healthcare

HB 2114 Prohibts Inital Prescriptions of Opioids or Opiates Exceeding 7 Days

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Prohibits issuing initial prescription for opioids or opiates for outpatient use in quantity exceeding seven-day supply, creates exceptions

Healthcare

HB 2125 Grant Program Assisting Women to Carry to Term

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Establishes a grant program to make grants available to non profit organizations encouraging and assisting pregnant women in carrying their pregnancies to term.

Healthcare

SB 792 Relating to Prescription Drug Advertising

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes additional rules and regulations on dispensing of drugs, with fines going to the general fund.

Healthcare

HB 2432 New “Art Therapy” Licensure Requirements

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Directs Health Licensing Office to issue license to engage in practice of art therapy to qualified applicant.

Healthcare

HB 2503 Creates “Lactation Consultant” License

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new licensure requirement for a new classification of health care providers

Healthcare

HB 2754 Requires Tests of Deaf Newborns

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Requires or recommends deaf babies be examined for congenital cytomegalovirus, a herpes virus

Healthcare

SB 269 Relating to Nursing License Exemptions

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Permits nonresident nurses to practice in Oregon if staffing school-sponsored event

Healthcare

SB 810 Allows Health Savings Accounts

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows Oregon tax payers to put away money specifically for health related expenses, interest earned in taxpayer’s account goes to the state.

Healthcare

SB 744 Relating to Bone Marrow Donations

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules to solicit certain patients into becoming bone marrow donors.

Healthcare

SB 217 Relating to Concussions Sustained by Athletes

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows unqualified physicians to provide release for athlete who sustained concussion or is suspected of sustaining concussion

Healthcare

HB 2931 Relating to Behavior Analysis Interventionists.

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Clarifies educational requirements for registration of behavior analysis interventionists.

Healthcare

SB 270 Relating to Prescription Drugs

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Limits the issuance of issuing or refilling prescriptions for opiates thereby decreasing the available drugs—creates exceptions

Healthcare

SB 456 Relating to Emergency Medical Services

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Enacts Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact without any apparent state analysis

Elections

SB 888/HB 2909 President & VP Candidates to Release Income Tax Return

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.

Healthcare

HB 3017 Prohibits Abortion After 20 Weeks

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits abortion after pain can be felt at 20 weeks, except for medical emergency.

Healthcare

HB 2588 Relating to Sex-Selective Abortions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits sex-selective abortions in the last three months of pregnancy. [same as SB 541]

Healthcare

SB 541 Relating to Sex-Selective Abortions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits performance of late-term sex-selective abortion. [same as SB 541]

Healthcare

SB 793 Relating to the Price of Prescription Drugs

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires prescription drug manufacturer to report to Department of Consumer and Business Services prices and increases in prices of manufacturer’s prescription drugs sold in Oregon.

Healthcare

SB 816 Relating to Emergency Room Reports

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Permits Oregon Health Authority to require hospitals to submit emergency department abstract records, in addition to ambulatory surgery and inpatient discharge abstract records

Healthcare

HB 2232 Relating to Reproductive Health Care Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes new program to be paid by the Oregon taxpayer regarding reproductive health regardless of certain federal requirements if federal funds are discontinued

Healthcare

HB 2390 Relating to Concussions Sustained by Athletes

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Allows chiropractic and naturopathic physicians to provide release for athlete who sustained concussion or is suspected of sustaining concussion

Salem State Capital

HB 2746 Doubles Deposit on Beverage Containers

VOTE: NO – Passed, Governor Signed

Healthcare

HB 2465 Relating to Majority of Shareholders of Medical Corporations

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes the will of the State Boards upon professional corporations Dictating their operations and Board compensation

Healthcare

SB 997 Business to Reimburse State for Employee Insurance

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires private businesses employing low income recipients working over 20 hours per week to reimburse state for a percentage of state assistance insurance, excludes public employers

Healthcare

SB 810 Relating to Health Savings Accounts

VOTE: NO – Public Hearing Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB810 This bill allows Oregon tax payers to put away money specifically for health related expenses thereby reducing their personal state and federal income tax. Deductions that exceed monetary limits for federal income tax may be carried over to succeeding tax years. Interest on money set aside by tax payers will be…

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Taxes & Fees

HB 2859 Property Tax Exemptions Sunset

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Creates or adjusts sunset dates on property tax exemptions to expire sooner starting in 2020, and adds a sunset for the majority of property in Oregon, which if not renewed would cause a mass increase in property taxes without a vote of the legislature.

Healthcare

SB 768 Advance Directive Rules

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and operate statewide registry for collection and dissemination of advance directives

Education

SJR 18 & 20 Prioritizes Education Budget

VOTE: YES – Died in Committee – Amends Oregon Constitution to require Legislative Assembly to pass bill appropriating funds K-12 public education.

Healthcare

HB 2387 Relates to Prescription Drug Pricing

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Puts restrictions on what drug companies can charge for their products.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 198 Scientific Review Board

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes scientific review of natural resources by an Oregon Independent Science Review Board, Independent Scientific Review Secretariat, scientific review panels and Independent Scientific Review Fund within Oregon State University appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2705 Metered Water Measurements

Died In Committee – Requires gathering data from tributaries at the point of diversion or appropriation to meter water needs and effectively manage water flow and report measured amounts and allow determination of rate and duty.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2706 Fees on Water Rights

Died In Committee – Imposes annual management fee of $100 on each primary or supplemental water right. Provides for deposit of management fee moneys into Water Resources Department Water Right Operating Fund to fund field, technical, scientific and administrative activities.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2707 Ground Water Study

Died In Committee – Provides General Fund money for additional ground water studies and evaluation conducted in cooperation with United States Geological Survey in priority basins determined by Water Resources Department.

Healthcare

SB 237 Health Plan Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Places government into the role of telling insurance carriers how their policies must be written regarding coverage options

Salem State Capital

HB 2005 Wage Pay Equity

VOTE: NO – Gov signed – Adds unlawful employment practices for payment of wages based on applicant history or protected class. Requires employer to demonstrate business necessity for pay differentials that are not based on merit, seniority, piece-rate or production-based work. Modifies violations and adds remedies.

Salem State Capital

HB 2567A Requires 60 Day Notice to Employee of Termination

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days’ notice to employees and certain officials before ceasing operations, relocating or ordering mass layoff involving 50 or more employees.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 924 Jury Nullification

SB 924 VOTE:YES – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB0924 See TTV Analysis Here This bill establishes the procedure of explaining discretionary authority and the “power to acquit” to the jury during the reading of the jury instructions, even if guilt is proven beyond reasonable doubt, by requiring the judge to fully inform the jury of their duty as…

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Healthcare

SB 237 Health Benefit Co-Payment Requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires at least 25 percent of carrier’s individual and group health benefit plans within each metal level of coverage to have co-payment-only cost sharing requirements

Elections

HJR 10 Impeachment Executive Branch Officials

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to vest power of impeachment of statewide elected Executive Branch officials in House of Representatives and power to try impeachments in Senate.

Salem State Capital

HJR 6 Increases Number of Senator Representatives

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee – Proposes an amendment to Oregon Constitution to increase the number of Senators serving in Legislative Assembly to 36 and modifying Senate legislative districts to be coterminous with county boundaries.

Elections

SB 211 Change to Election of Precinct Committee Persons

Vote: NO – Died in Committee – Adds new rules for the election of Precinct Committeepersons (PCP’s) making it harder for write-in PCP’s to be elected.

Elections

HJR 19 Restricts Petition Process

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution requiring 6% of voters from each congressional district in Oregon for initiative petitions, and 8% for a petition to amend the Constitution.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2546 Increases Estate Tax Exemption

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee – Increases estate tax exemption of who must file to $5.45 million, and provides an automatic adjustment to the taxable estate value using the IRS code 2010(c)(3)’s adjustment for inflation. Applies after January 1, 2018.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2771 Tax on Property Tax

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Taxes property tax paid. Raises income taxes on every homeowner gross earning over $50,000/annually, and completely eliminates the ability to deduct property taxes for people who earn $125,000/annually. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2006 Limits Mortgage Interest Deduction

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Limits Mortgage Interest Deduction to $15,000 on principal residence for Oregonians with adjusted gross income less than $100,000 and eliminates deduction for incomes that exceed $100,000 and all other residence. Yearly increases in tax revenue goes to the Oregon Housing Fund to expand housing for low income, seniors, disabled, farmworkers and Native Americans.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2051 Kicker Refund Distribution

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Modifies refund distribution method for statutory kicker provision to be distributed to taxpayers in equal amounts instead of as percentage of personal income tax liability, which may be a refunded amount if no tax is due.

Healthcare

HB 2645 Drug Take-Back Program

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Directs each manufacturer of prescription drugs that are sold within this state to develop and implement drug take-back program for purpose of collecting from individuals and non-business entities those types of drugs for disposal

Energy & Transportation

SB 748 Carbon Pollution Permit Program

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Establishes a carbon pollution permit program and an oversight advisory committee.

Healthcare

SB 419 Hospital Rate Review

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Establishes a Hospital Rate Commission providing Oregon Health Authority power to approve charges charged by individual hospitals and authority to impose civil penalties on hospitals that they deem unreasonable

Energy & Transportation

HB 2468 Establishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Requires Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules that increases the greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards no later than January 1, 2018.

Energy & Transportation

SB 557/HB 2135 Carbon Pollution Market

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Repeals greenhouse gas emissions goals and creates a carbon pollution market that deals in ‘compliance instruments’.