Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 1065 Allows delays of firearm purchases

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…

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Healthcare

SB 494 Advance Directive Rules

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Repeals advance directive form and establishes Advance Directive Rules Adoption Committee to adopt a form

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HJM 6 Urges Congress to Fund VA Healthcare Permanently

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.

Energy & Transportation

SB 990 Exempts Small Modular Reactors

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.

Energy & Transportation

SB 339A Caps Biomass as Renewable Energy

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.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3245A Streamlines City Comprehensive Plan Changes

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.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2269A Modifies Business Fees Subject to Clean Air Act

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).

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2737A Standards for Small Homes

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.

Healthcare

HB 2527-A Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe and Dispense Contraceptives

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

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1040 Join Labor Union as a State Requirement for Employment

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.

Healthcare

SB 239A Residential Care Facility Decides Who is Legal Representative

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.

Healthcare

HB 2114-A Requires Guidelines for Opioids

VOTE: NO – Governor signed – Little or no affect on the over prescribing of opioids not like the original bill which imposed specific controls

Healthcare

HB 2432-A Creates New Licensurer Requirements in Area of Patient Care

Creates a new licensure requirement for an additional area of patient care prior to rules being adopted, declares an emergency