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.

Healthcare

HB 2744 Children’s immunization records to attend school.

HB 2744 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Clarifies provisions relating to immunization records required for children attending schools and children’s facilities.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 379A Prohibits marijuana testing

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee
Prohibits employers from conditioning employment on forbidding use of marijuana or any lawful substance outside of work hours

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2456A Rezoning of certain farm use land

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2819 Diverts Columbia for irrigation

HB 2819 VOTE: Yes – Died n Committee 
Diverts Columbia River water to irrigation activities test program in Umatilla River Basin to see if it will protect valuable ground water resources.

Healthcare

HB 2745 Provide vaccine information to patients

HB 2745 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Requires health care provider to provide vaccine information packet prior to administering vaccine

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2509B Prohibits single use grocery bags

VOTE: NO – Gov Brown Signed into Law

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 508 Renewable hydroelectric energy

SB 508 VOTE: YES – Died n Committee
Deletes many of the requirements preventing the counting hydroelectric power, enabling more hydroelectric energy to go toward the renewable portfolio standard.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 608 Rent control

SB 608 VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed
Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause after 12 months of occupancy and caps the growth of rent at 7%.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2157 Removes commercial property tax discount

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Removes the discount for timely payment of taxes on commercial and industrial property.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 49 Regarding timber & product sales

SB 49 VOTE: YES – Died in Committee
Exempt from Public Contracting Code contracts for timber sales from lands owned or managed by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission or Department or sale of forest products valued at more than $15,000.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2020B “cap and trade”

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee thanks to overwhelming opposition by the citizens of Oregon.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 723B Prohibits coyote hunting contests

Vote:NO – Died In Committee

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2772A Tracks household hazardous waste

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee
Creates program for tracking household hazardous waste

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2619A Ban on certain insecticides

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee 
Bans the sale and use of neonicotinoid insecticides

Taxes & Fees

SJR 3 Moves kicker to education stability fund

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Transfers “kicker” refund to education stability fund and refers to voters to make it a Constitutional amendment.

Salem State Capital

HB 2170 Deposits kicker into PERS

HB 2170 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Increases amount of estimated revenue for 2017-19 biennium that will negate the kicker, to be deposited in the Employer Incentive Fund in PERS.

Healthcare

SB 648 Limits abortion at 20 weeks

SB 648 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Prohibits abortion of unborn child if gestational age exceeds 20 weeks, except in case of medical emergency.

Healthcare

SB 329 Late term sex-selective abortion

SB 329 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Prohibits sex-selective late term abortion.

Education

SB 489 Attempts to prevent cyberbullying in schools

SB 489 VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Encourages school districts enter into agreements with law enforcement and providers of social media websites and applications to reduce cyberbullying attacks.

Salem State Capital

SB 148 Options offered for PERS participants

SB 148 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Gives employees the choice of participating in either the traditional defined benefit pension system or a new defined contribution plan similar to a 401(k)

Salem State Capital

HB 2537 Would change county board members to non-partisan positions

HB 2537 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Requires counties not governed by a home-rule charter to change the governing body to a non-partisan board of five elected commissioners.

Elections

SB 542 Audit of voting machines

SB 542 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Requires Secretary of State audits on voting machines and samples uncompiled source code for accuracy.