Economic Development & Land Use

SB 977A Provisions relating to justice of the peace.

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Elections

HB 2983A Requires nonprofits to disclose donors

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires nonprofit to disclose donors identifies, even if the donation was not used for political campaigns.

Elections

SB 861A Taxpayer-paid ballot return envelopes

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Elections

SB 116B Sets Special Election requirements

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
For referendum petition to repeal gross receipts tax, and allows Legislature to set ballot title.

Salem State Capital

HB 2015A allows undocumented resident drivers license

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Allows undocumented resident to receive drivers license without proof of citizenship

Healthcare

HB 2689A Importing prescription drugs

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Requires Oregon Health Authority to design a program to import wholesale prescription drugs from Canada if there is a cost savings, and upon federal approval

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2998B Business form available in 5 languages

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires Secretary of State to make business filing forms available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Korean

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3064B County reduction of prisoners

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Reducing imprisonment, which would decrease holding people accountable for their actions, will lead to early release, recidivism and higher crime

Education

SB 822 Free condoms to high school students

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee 

Taxes & Fees

HB 3427A Business tax to support State School Fund

VOTE: NO – Gov. Brown Signed into Law
A $1.6 billion biannual business sales tax

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1051A Mitigating fuel costs for certain people under cap-and-trade

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Healthcare

SB 889 Containing healthcare costs

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
A program to control growth of health care expenditures in this state

Healthcare

HB 3076A Regulates hospital & clinic spending and reimbursements

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Healthcare

SB 526B Mandatory newborn nurse home visits

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Elections

SB 870 National Popular Vote Compact

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Salem State Capital

HB 3075 Doubles health coverage for PEBB & OEBB employees

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Permits an eligible public employee enrolled in health coverage through taxpayer funded organizations to add their spouse/family member at taxpayers expense.

Healthcare

HB 3436 Regarding sales of e-cigarettes to minors

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2449 Doubles phone taxes for 9-1-1 services

VOTE:NO – Gov Brown Signed into Law

Elections

HB 3348 Voters’ pamphlet statement requirement

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Ensures voters know when a ballot measure has a financial impact to the state but does not identify a source of revenue

Elections

SB 761A Puts limits on downloaded signature petitions

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires that only elector who has personally printed copy, or requested that separate person print copy, of electronic signature sheet for petition or prospective petition may sign signature sheet.

Healthcare

SB 745A Expands foster care services

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee

Healthcare

SB 250A Increases cost of health insurance

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Healthcare

HB 2849A Relaxes standards for child protective custody without court order

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3433 Study of greenhouse gas sequestration and emissions reductions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
This bill gives an alternative to Cap-and-Trade.

Salem State Capital

SB 320A Daylight saving time year round

Vote:YES – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Elections

HB 3310 List candidate’s race and ethnicity on election forms

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires forms used to nominate candidates to board of school district, education service district or community college district give candidate option of providing candidate’s race and ethnicity

Taxes & Fees

SJR 23 Uses kicker to fund schools

VOTE:NO  – Died In Committee
Amends Oregon Constitution to send kicker refunds to an education fund instead of being returned to the taxpayers.

Energy & Transportation

HB 2496A Green technology in state buildings

VOTE:NO – Gov.Brown Signed into Law
Reduces requirement of green technology but adds other requirements, increasing costs.

Energy & Transportation

HB 2682A Bicycle lane continues through intersections

VOTE:YES – Signed into Law by Gov.Brown

Healthcare

HB 2447 Creates prototype for Oregon health care

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov.Brown

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2006A Funding for housing support services

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov.Brown

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3329 Raises age to buy a gun to 21, determined by gun dealer

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee

Healthcare

SB 1A Creates System of Care Advisory Council

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
To provide youth with a statewide system of care policy development and comprehensive, long-range plan for coordinated system of care.

Education

SB 157A Contract for high school testing

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee

Salem State Capital

SB 446 Replaces Founding Fathers statues in National Statuary Hall

SB 446 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee

Healthcare

HB 2005B Family & medical leave as universal benefit

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Education

HB 2191A Allows school absences for mental or behavioral health

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Expands reasons for excused absences from school to include mental or behavioral health.

Education

HB 2033A Modifies education requirement for child case workers

VOTE: YES – Governor Brown Signed
Reduces minimum educational requirements for child welfare caseworkers from a bachelor’s degree to an associate degree plus additional coursework and training related to the field of human services

Salem State Capital

HB 2660A Vacation unemployment benefits

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Allows eligible, unemployed maintenance and janitorial employees to receive unemployment benefits during summer breaks, customary vacation periods, and holiday recesses., even though they are not unemployed during those breaks and recesses.

Healthcare

SB 770A Single-payer universal healthcare

VOTE: NO – Gov Brown Signed into Law

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 218C Limits marijuana production license

VOTE: NO – Gov Brown Signed into Law

Salem State Capital

HB 2849A Child custody protection without court order

VOTE:YES – Governor Signed into Law
Enhances standards under which a child may be taken into protective custody without a court order

Healthcare

SB 579 Shortens waiting period for Death with Dignity

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Creates exception under Death with Dignity Act to 15-day waiting period for patient with less than 15 days to live

Energy & Transportation

HB 3274A Increases small-scale renewable energy requirements

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Subjects public utilities to projects that cannot exist on their own with very little generation of power and expensive

Healthcare

HB 3063B Requires vaccinations for all school children

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee

Elections

SB 870/HB 2704/HB 2578 National Popular Vote

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed
Enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SJM 7 Support for Green New Deal

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
rges Congress to enact Green New Deal legislation along the lines of the proposed Green New Deal in order to respond to the climate

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 978 Firearm ownership, transfer, storage and use restrictions

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2505 Requires locked container or trigger locks on firearms

HB 2505 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except when carried or otherwise ‘under control of,’ and more.

Education

SB 801 Gun safety taught in schools

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Allows schools to teach first-graders about gun safety, parents may opt out.

Education

SB 283B Study of health risks from technology in classrooms

VOTE: YES – Died in Committee
Directs Oregon Health Authority to review scientific studies on the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation in schools or similar environments

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2014 Increases cap on noneconomic damages

VOTE:NO – Failed in the Senate
Removes $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages for actions arising out of bodily injury or death.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3338 Prohibits carrying firearms by university police

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Prohibits police officers commissioned by public university from carrying firearms

Education

HB 2224A Grants for student to recognize feelings

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Establishes grant program to improve student outcomes by supporting social, emotional, mental and physical health needs of students.

Education

SB 543 Creates Children’s Service Districts, increases property taxes

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Allows communities to form children’s service districts and to levy property taxes to fund programs that offer these services.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2932 Prohibits asking defendant’s immigration status

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Prohibits court from asking defendant’s immigration status

Taxes & Fees

HB 2264 Gives tax exemption for farming equipment

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Adds farming tools and implements to tax-exempt personal property

Taxes & Fees

HB 2156 Increases corporate excise tax rates

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Raises corporate excise tax rates

Taxes & Fees

HB 3349A Phases out mortgage interest deduction

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Phases out mortgage interest deductions on principal residence for many Oregonians

Taxes & Fees

HB 2975A Reduces kicker by shifting funds

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Reduces kicker by shifting funds

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2917 Allows surface water collection

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Allows collection of rainwater, snowfall, etc without a permit.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 103/104 re-classifies farming activities

SB 103/104 VOTE: NO – Died in Committee
Both have to do with reclassifying rural dairies into industrial dairies, claiming pollution concerns.

Salem State Capital

SB 959 Flexible salary for legislators

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Establishes annual salary for Legislators based on average income of Oregonians determined by the Legislative Revenue Officer

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 886 Limits water used on animal feeding operations

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Limits the amount of water used at confined animal feeding operations and concentrated animal feeding operations.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2184A Tax on communication services

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Expands a 10-year universal service surcharges on mobile radio services and retail interconnected voice over internet protocol services to universal service surcharge.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 928 Oregon Climate Authority

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB928 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/JWM/Overview Referred to Joint Ways & Means Committee Ask C0-Chairs Sentors Betsy Johnson, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Representative Dan Rayfield to not hear this bill. Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov rep.danrayfield@oregonlegislature.gov Published on http://www.tracktheirvote.org This bill establishes Oregon Climate Authority and Board to take over the greenhouse gas reporting…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 925 Allows prohibiting possession even by CHL holders in public areas

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Allows local government organizations to ban carried firearms even by those with CHL permits.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3265 Bans magazines above 10 round capacity

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Rrohibits both fixed and detachable firearm magazines with more than ten round capacity.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3223 Requires registration of ‘assault weapons’

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Requires registration of ‘assault weapons’ with Oregon State Police or take other actions

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 3054 Criminalizes unlawful discharge of firearm

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Creates crime of unlawful discharge of a firearm if person knowingly discharges a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling or a building that is open to the public.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 311 Dispatching firefighting resources

VOTE: YES – DIED In Committee
Authorizes State Fire Marshal to dispatch firefighting resources in response to fire or wildfire burning on unprotected property.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2001A Multi-family housing in lands zoned for single-family dwellings

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Allows multi-family housing in lands zoned for single-family dwellings within urban growth boundary.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2122 Defines “groceries” for future tax purposes

VOTE NO – Died In Committee
Defines “groceries” for future tax purposes.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2493 Prohibits aerial application of pesticides

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Prohibits aerial application of pesticides in the McKenzie and Santiam watersheds.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 645 State Wildlife Fund expenditure restrictions

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Requires license fees and funds received by State Wildlife Fund be used only to directly support the programs for which money was received.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 292 Fire fighting equipment for unprotected lands

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Makes State Fire Marshal responsible for unprotected lands providing equipment and air resources to fight wildfires increasing firefighting flexibility.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 291 Request of fire-fighting forces

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Allows governing body of county, city or district the authority to request fire-fighting forces or equipment.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 10 Increases urban density requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Establishes permissible density requirements within urban growth boundaries of cities within metropolitan service district or with population more than 10,000.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 914A Distributors to track beverage containers

SB 914A VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 451A Covanta Marion facility energy certificates

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Establishes eligibility for renewable energy certificates for Covanta Marion facility that generates electricity from the direct combustion of municipal solid waste

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 884A Loans for failing septic systems

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed into Law
Authorizes qualified institutions to receive loans from Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to repair or replace failing on-site septic systems

Taxes & Fees

SB 767 Repeals “single sales factor” tax exemption

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Repeals the deal lawmakers agreed to for Nike in 2012 to pay taxes only on sales made in Oregon.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 281 Labels digital products with warnings of health risks.

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee  
Requires manufactures to label digital products with warnings of any possible health risks.

Elections

SJR 22/SB 838 Lowers voting age to 16

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Amends Oregon Constitution lowering voting age from 18 to 16 years old. Referred to voters.

Elections

SB 594 Presidential candidates disclosing tax returns

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Requires candidates for President or Vice President to disclose federal income tax returns for five years in order to appear on the general election ballot

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2834A Expansion of wildlife corridors

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law

Taxes & Fees

SB 701 Raises estate tax exclusions

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Raises estate tax exclusion to $11.4 million for decedents dying on or after January 1, 2019.

Healthcare

HB 2232 Expands assisted suicide

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Expands allowance to anyone diagnosed with a terminal disease to request drugs to end their life after a 90-day waiting period

Healthcare

HB 2010A Taxes healthcare providers

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed
Increases and expands taxes on insurance providers, extends Oregon Reinsurance Program by extending taxes on hospitals.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 256 Prohibits drilling offshore

VOTE: NO – GOVERNOR Brown SIGNED
Permanently prohibits drilling for oil, gas, or sulphur in offshore territorial waters of Oregon.

Salem State Capital

SB 641 401(k) separate accounts from PERS

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Establish a new 401(k)-type retirement plan for new employees separating accounts from PERS.

Salem State Capital

SJR 9 Repeals administrative rule

SJR 6 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Restores regulatory power to elected officials. Amends Constitution.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 425 Repeals mandatory minimum sentences

SB 425 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Refers act to voters to repeal the mandatory minimum sentences for persons under the age of 18.

Elections

HJM 7 Increase number of United States Supreme Court Justices

HJM 7 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Will state that Oregon desires the supreme court to be increased from 9 to 11 judge positions.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2796 Allows degraded wetlands be used for housing development

HB 2796 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Requires Department of State Lands to permit housing developments in low impact wetlands

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2758 Penalty for misrepresenting pets as assistance animals.

HB 2757 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Criminalizes misrepresentation of animals that are not trained as an assistance animal.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2465 Parole for certain inmates

HB 2465 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Directs the parole board to study the feasibility of release of certain aged inmates after 20 years of incarceration. Declares emergency

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2468 Limits landowner liability

HB 2468 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Protects landowners from personal damage suits filed by users of the private property for certain recreational/outdoor activities

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 340/SB 622 Allows cougar hunting with dogs

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Allows cougar hunting with dogs with sportspac license during an annual 30-day statewide season.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 2327 School Safety & Prevention System

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Establishes Statewide School Safety and Prevention System to assist school districts and ESDs in decreasing acts of harassment, intimidation and cyber-bullying.