HB 4208A Non-Lethal Means of Crowd Control/Dispersal.

VOTE:YES – Governor Signed  Allows law enforcement officers to deploy tear gas to control/disperse riot crowds as long as they follow certain procedure.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4203 I Cant Breathe

VOTE:YES – Governor Signed. Prohibits the use of force that impedes normal breathing or circulation of blood of another person by applying pressure on the throat or neck, unless peace officer may use deadly physical force.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4201A Use of Force study

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law. Transfers investigation of police use of deadly force incidents to state Attorney General who is required to appoint a special investigator, and release reports of officers even if not charged.

Salem State Capital

HB 4212A Omnibus COVID Bill – Codifies Executive Orders into law

VOTE:NO – Governor Signed into Law. Allows public bodies to meet electronically without having the public physically present, and more.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 4213 Prohibits Evictions

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law. Prohibits residential and commercial evictions during an emergency period beginning March 22, 2020, and ending 90 days after the state of emergency ends.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1603 Imposes 6% Cell Phone Tax

VOTE: NO – Governor Signed into Law, becomes effective Sept 25, 2020. Imposes up to a 6% tax on cell phones to extend broadband services to rural areas without internet access.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1536 Wildfire Protection Plan

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee. Requires electric companies to operate in compliance with risk-based wildfire protection plan.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4075 Prohibits Coyote Hunting Contests

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee. Prohibits coyote hunting contests protecting a predator that is over-populated.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1512 Transfer of Forest Lands

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Requires State Board of Forestry to identify acquired lands that have limited revenue-generation potential or have high-value recreational or conservation benefits and allows transfer to another state or federal agency, local government, or tribe with county approval.

Taxes & Fees

SB 1530A, HB 4167, HB 4159 “Cap & Trade”

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee for lack of quorum. Requires large polluters to purchase permits for their greenhouse gas emissions with availability of permits declining over time, supposedly leading to a reduction in emissions.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1578 Refunds under Cap and Trade

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Refunds to some low income drivers and subsidizes off road diesel users in agriculture and logging from the devastating economic effects of SB 1530 (cap and trade).

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4109 Prohibits Aerial Spraying

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Prohibits aerial pesticide applicator from spraying or otherwise applying by aircraft pesticide product containing chlorpyrifos.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4067 Inequities in Energy Rates

VOTE: NO – Passed Committee, At Desk upon adjournment.  Authorizes PUC to consider differential energy burden and other inequities of affordability in rates.

Taxes & Fees

SB 1504 Spending Greenhouse Gas Emission Taxes

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Directs DEQ to study potential uses of government revenue from program for placing price on greenhouse gas emissions.

Taxes & Fees

HJR 203 Approves Real Estate Transfer Taxes

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Amends the constitution to approve real estate transfer taxes, exempting the first $500K, and will use the revenue to fund “affordable” housing.

Taxes & Fees

HB 4154 Exempts Agriculture From Gross Receipts Tax

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee. Exempts receipts from sales of agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, viticultural or food products from commercial activity subject to corporate activity tax.

Salem State Capital

SJR 201 simple majority for quorum

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Amends Oregon Constitution to a majority of each house of Legislative Assembly needed to be in attendance for quorum necessary for a house to conduct business. Sends it to the voters.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4135 Accelerates Transportation Electrification

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Requires electric companies to invest one percent of total rates collected in programs to accelerate transportation electrification.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4054A Creates Defensible Spaces for Mitigating Wildfires

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Requires Forestry with OSU to analyze regional wildfire risk, and requires Land Conservation and Development to organize a Land Use and Wildfire Policy Advisory Committee to report on mapping needs and recommendations for using the statewide land use planning program, local governments, and building codes to minimize wildfire risk.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1516 Forestry Modernization

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee. Creates a program for periodic review and modernization of State Forestry Department structure and programs to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, including programs relating to wildfire.

Salem State Capital

SB 1506 Public Records Accessibility

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee. Establishes Public Records Advocate as independent office within executive department.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4066A Utilities Infrastructure for Electrification

VOTE:NO –  Passed committee, At Desk upon adjournment.  Authorizes PUC to allow electric companies to force ratepayers to pay for infrastructure to service electric vehicles.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4126 Concealing Face During Riot

VOTE:YES – Died In Committee. Increases penalties for concealing persons face during a riot.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4069 Water Use Measurement

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Authorizes Water Resources Department to require reporting of water use measurements.

Healthcare

HB 4048 No Abortion after 20 weeks

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee. Prohibits abortion when the unborn child has a positive post-fertilization age of 20 weeks, except in case of a medical emergency.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4105 Restricts Oil and Gas Production and Transportation

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Establishes standards to prohibit construction or new infrastructure for exploration and production of oil and gas on state property and also prevents the transportation of gas and oil across state property

Healthcare

HJR 202 Establishes Health Care as a Right

VOTE: NO – Passed House Committee, Died in Senate Committee. Amends Oregon Constitution obligating the state to ensure every resident have access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.

Salem State Capital

HB 4121 Prohibits Boarding Federal Prisoners

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Prohibits the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility from contracting with Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, by appropriating $1.64 million this biennium to make up for the loss of revenue.

Education

HB 4127A School-Based Oral Health

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Directs schools to include oral health classes and establishes a school-based Community Dental Health Coordinator Pilot Program to provide exams and possible treatments.

Education

HB 4132 Student Health Surveys

The intent of the bill is to target particular demographics with drag-net surveillance, in an effort to find out where and how future legislation can be written to mitigate mental health issues.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4027 Electric Companies Social Cost of CO2

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Modifies general powers of PUC to require electric companies to account for external cost of greenhouse gas emissions without credible data, and more.

Salem State Capital

SJR 202 Eliminate the Short Session

Vote YES – Died in Committee. This would eliminate the even-numbered year, short 35 day legislative session by the will of the people to amend the Oregon Constitution.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4041 Reorganizes Several Departments of Emergency Preparedness and Response

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Renames the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) as Oregon Department of Emergency Management and establishes the department as a state agency independent from the Oregon Military Department (OMD)

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4005A Mandatory Gun Lock Up

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee. Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container when transferring the firearm and at all other times that the firearm is not carried by or under the “control” of the owner, and more.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 1538 Localities allowed to ban carry by CHL holders

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee. Allows cities, counties, school districts, colleges and universities, and metropolitan service districts to ban carried firearms in or on the grounds of “Public Buildings” – even by those with Concealed Handgun Licenses.