Economic Development & Land Use

SB 3A Moratorium on Mining Using Motorized Equipment

SB 3 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Implies that the moratorium has been repealed whereas the DEQ has listed all the upper reach streams as “impaired” (303 d) and NO permits will be allowed.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.

Energy & Transportation

HB 2020A Re-Defines Oregon’s Energy Policy

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.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004-A Places Specific Eviction Regulations on Landlords

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Establishes more restrictive eviction standards and requirements upon landlords.

Healthcare

SB 558 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Makes taxpayers responsible for covering ALL children so there is no requirement to be a legal citizen.

Healthcare

HB 3102 Task Force on Medical Assistance Funding

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires task force to develop proposal for funding state medical assistance program with assessment on all medical claims processed

Healthcare

HB 2726 Marketing Health Care for all Children in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Leaves the amount of monies to be transferred from the general fund to pay for this program blank

Healthcare

HB 3431 Additional Regulations on Certain Hospitals

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

Healthcare

SB 399 Limits Out of Pocket Insured Drug Expense to $250 per Pharmacy Visit

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – limits out of pocket drug expenses to $250 per pharmacy visit

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2711A Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Extends moratorium until December 31, 2027, on use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production, excluding coal bed methane extraction wells.

Healthcare

HB 3042 Requires Grants for Culturally Specific Health Care

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires grants to culturally specific health care facilities to provide culturally appropriate care

Healthcare

HB 3428 Expands Enrollment of Citizens in Coordinated Care Organizations Without Their Consent.

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Expands the enrollment of citizens in coordinated care organizations without their consent

Healthcare

HB 3431 Imposes Requirements on Hospitals Without Determination of Reimbursement

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Imposes requirements on hospitals with no determination of reimbursement for service

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3312 Freezes Minimum Environmental Regulations

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to establish environmental regulations at least as stringent as those provided under federal law on January 19th, 2017.

Energy & Transportation

SB 909 Ratepayers Protection Act

VOTE: YES – Died in Committee – Protects Oregonians from excessive energy costs. The “Ratepayers Protection Act,” will fix the state’s broken energy policy that has hurt vulnerable Oregonians.

Salem State Capital

SB 559 PERS Final Average Salary Calculation

Changes the calculation used to determine PERS final average salary from 3 years to 5 years limiting retirement benefits from being overly generous.

Healthcare

HB 3340A Provides for the Dissemination of Apprenticeship Programs

VOTE: YES – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Provides for the dissemination by the state and by local skills of information about available apprenticeship programs in their area.

Healthcare

HB 2503 Creats New Class of Provider With Government Control

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates a new classification of health care provider with government control

Healthcare

SB 1046 Establishes Health Care for All People in Oregon

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes health care coverage for all people residing or working in Oregon to be administered by Oregon Health Authority

Healthcare

HB 3352 establishes Task Force on Funding School Behavioral Health Support

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Inserts unjust government control into multiple facets of the health care industry

Healthcare

SB 784 Requires In, & Out-of-Network Providers be Paid the Same for Womens Health

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

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 608 Expanding Urban Growth Boundary

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.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 432A Boundary Growth Exception

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.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3050 Permits Solar on High Value Farmland

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.

Salem State Capital

HB 3189 Establish Building Codes Division

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Transfers the Building Codes Division from the Department of Consumer and Business Services to the new established Department of Building Codes.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 897 Militia Terrorism; Criminalizes Protesting

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…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 797 Prohibits firearm purchase due to delayed background check

SB 797 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB797 Published on Track Their Vote 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…

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Healthcare

HB 3091 Requires Specific Medical Facilities to Provide Specific Services

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Removes the personal choices of both the provider and the insurer dictating the terms by the state.

Healthcare

HB 3284 Healthcare Facility Certificate of Need

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Repeals requirement for health care facility to obtain certificate of need

Healthcare

SB 955 Requires Oregon Health Authority to Become Transportation Dispatch Agency

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires Oregon Health Authority to become a transportation dispatch agency

Healthcare

HB 2897 Places Restrictions On In-Network and Out-Of-Network Providers

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Impacts multiple areas of healthcare removing rights if private business from making operational decisions

Healthcare

HB 2663 Task Force to Study Calif. Act of 1975

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.

Education

HB 2845B Curriculum to Include Ethnic & Social Minority History

VOTE: NO – Passed Committee – Introduces still another state agency to impose standards on K-12 with respect to teaching ethnic and social minority history.

Healthcare

HB 3079 Removes Limits on Hospital Assessments

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Removes limits on hospital assessment rates, allows for increase in assessment to offset legislative reduction in funding

Healthcare

SB 651 Reduces Emergency Medical Services

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Reduces emergency medical services by 20% to pay for administrative expenses in order to require less money transfer from the general fund

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004A Tenant Evictions

VOTE: NO – No Senate Vote – Establishes new laws on landlords of how they can evict tenants.

Salem State Capital

SJR 38 Two-thirds Vote Required to Add Emergency Clause

VOTE: YES
Died in Committee – Require bills to receive 2/3 majority vote in both Houses to have the Emergency Clause added to them

Healthcare

HB 2116 Modifies Reimbursements of Hospital Costs

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Helps Big Pharma peddle drugs to persons facing high drug bills.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2012A Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

VOTE: YES – Gov signed – Creates the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, in collaboration with Oregon Business Development Department.

Healthcare

HB 2645 Relating to Drugs; Prescribing an Effective Date

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires manufacturers of certain types of drugs to collect unused drugs following a plan that they develop by 12-31-18, but the program becomes effective 1-1-18

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2466 New Tax on Timber Harvest

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.

Healthcare

HB 2301 Relating to Health.

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Creates different standards for health-related professions and trade professions.