Salem State Capital

HB 4155A Broadband Internet Access

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Authorizes PUC to regulate broadband internet access providers that contract with public bodies, and prohibits a public body from contracting with a broadband Internet access provider if it engages in paid prioritization, blocks lawful content or applications, or disadvantages lawful Internet content.

Salem State Capital

HB 4023B Broadband Services

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Relating to broadband technology; and declaring an emergency

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4138 Motorboats Causing Erosion

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – This bill is directed at one area of conflict along the Willamette River, but the authorization applies to the whole state.

Taxes & Fees

HB 4146 Funding of Oregon Reinsurance Program

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee –

Elections

SB 1510A Restricts Initiative Petition Process

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Amends state election laws for the citizen’s Initiative petition process by limiting the signature gathering period, making it more difficult for an initiative to qualify.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4145A Adds to List of Persons Prohibited to Possess Firearms

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Expands the number of people who are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, adds reporting requirements on OR Dept of State Police (OSP), adds reporting requirements on the attorneys’ offices and other law enforcement agencies receiving the additional reporting from OSP.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SJM 201 Urges Congress to Define and Regulate ‘Assault Weapons’

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Urges Congress to enact legislation to define and regulate semiautomatic assault weapons and rapid fire enhancing accessories in same manner as fully automatic weapons, and to define and regulate partially completed firearms components and kits and firearms that are assembled from them.

Salem State Capital

HB 4091 Creates State Banking Entity

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Oregon Cash Depository Corporation as independent public corporation with the intent to create a governmental entity to provide banking services to the cannabis industry, but does not limit it to cannabis.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4126 Household Hazardous Waste Program

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Relating to household hazardous waste; declaring an emergency. Imposes penalty for violation of program provisions not to exceed $25,000 per day for each day of violation.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1552 Ratepayer Protection Act

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Designed to cap costs for Oregon energy users and establish consistent policies aligned with keeping electric rates as low as possible.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4016 Klamath Transfer of Water Rights

VOTE: YES – Died In committee – Authorizes Tulelake Irrigation Districts holding claims within the Klamath Project to transfer place of use to other land within the district.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4015 Fish & Wildlife Advisory & Fund

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee to carry out activities protecting, maintaining or enhancing fish and wildlife resources.

Healthcare

HJR 203A Makes Health Care a Right

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident has a constitutional right to health care. Refers to voters as the Hope Initiative.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4118A Good Neighbor Authority Bill

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Requires Governor to work with US Forest Service to give priority to projects that increase services to produce increased timber harvest volumes, are self-sustaining and maximize financial return to Oregon. Requires Secretary of State to audit lottery expenditures made by the State Forestry Department.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4148 Establishes Oregon Energy Board

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Establishes the Oregon Energy Board, appointed by the governor, as the governing body for the Department of Energy, as well as for matters involving climate change.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1508/HB 4002/SB 1541 Surcharge Fee for Toxic Air Program

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Rrequires Environmental Quality Commission to establish fee on top of fees to pay to develop and implement a program to reduce public health risks of emissions of toxic air contaminants from industrial and commercial air contamination sources.

Healthcare

HB 4101 Prohibits Late-Term Abortion

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Prohibits the choice of a late-term abortion based on the sex of the child.

Healthcare

HB 4135 Advance Directive Committee

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Creates an advance directive committee which is directed to create rules and a form for advance directives which facilitates euthanasia.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1519/SB 1537 Creates Oregon Energy Commission

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Creates Oregon Energy Commission as policy and rule-making body for State Department of Energy and required to develop a statewide strategic energy plan…

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4109 Study on Carbon Sequestration

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee – Directs a study to promotes carbon sequestration through wood products and natural resources by managing resources, promoting forest health and habitat, while mitigating wildfire, creating jobs through regional approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4001/SB 1507 Cap and Trade

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Places a cap on greenhouse gas emissions by creating a market-based compliance mechanism buying and selling credits and levy fees on private corporations that can’t demonstrate compliance…

Elections

SB 1512 National Popular Vote

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Refers Act to people for a vote.