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.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 1013 A – Reclassifies aggravated murder to decrease crimes eligible for death penalty

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed Into Law
This bill reclassifies current manners of committing aggravated murder as murder in the first degree, thus removing death penalty as an option in sentencing

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

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2998 Business Forms 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.