HB 2310A Government, Instead of Doctors to Begin Taking Over Healthcare

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities


HB 2310B Modifies Local Public Health Authority

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Sets the stage for the state government to begin taking over the functions of the local public health authorities.


SB 683 Paid Postage for Returned Ballots

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Pays postage for ballots returned by mail


SB 64B Changes “Mental Disease” to “Mental Disorder”

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.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2060A Limits Eligibility for Pass-Thru Tax Rate

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.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2597B Increases Driving Offense Using Cell Phones

HB 2597B VOTE:NO – Governor signed Status (overview) of bill: Posted on 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…

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SB 106A Creates Office of Public Records Advocate

Passed – Gov Signed – Creates the Office of the Public Records Advocate and the position of Public Records Advocate that must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2061 Changes Personal Income Tax Base

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.


HB 2927/SB 825 National Popular Vote

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Agreement among the states to elect the President by National Popular Vote


SB 123B Formation of Children’s Special Districts which will raise taxes

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Authorizes formation of children’s special districts and provides districts the authority to assess, levy and collect taxes to pay the cost of children’s services.

Taxes & Fees

HB 3357B Raises County Clerks Fees

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Increases fee amount collected by county clerks to $40 for certain real property documents, and exempts fees for certain affordable housing programs.

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HB 3464 Limits Citizen Status Checks

Prohibits public body from disclosing specified personal information concerning citizen status unless required by state or federal law.


SB 187 Vision Screening for Students

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed – Establishes Vision Health Account and directs Department of Education to reimburse education provider for expenses incurred from providing vision screenings.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2830 Increases Corporate Excise Tax

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Increase corporate excise tax from 6.6% and 7.6% to 7% and 8% January 1, 2017.


SB 494-B Advanced Directive Rewrite

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.