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HB 2266 Financial assistance for minority owners of businesses

VOTE: NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

HB 2518 Forgivable Loans to Minorities and Women

HB 2518 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07/27/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2518 This bill establishes and allocates funding to the Oregon Brownfield Properties Revitalization Fund to support a forgivable loan program for owners or operators of brownfield properties that incur eligible costs in the recovery of the brownfield property. Requires Business Oregon to develop the…

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HB 2345 New County Assistance Program

VOTE: NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

HB 2918 Local Government to Inventory State-Owned Properties

HB 2918 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07/27/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2918 This bill requires state agencies, transit providers, and transportation districts to prepare and submit to the Department of Land Conservation and Development a list of surplus real property owned by an agency or district that is inside an urban growth boundary or that…

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HB 2007 Requires implicit bias training for mortgagors loan originators

HB 2007 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07/19/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2007 This bill requires mortgage loan originators applying for or renewing a license to complete continuing education requirements including on topics of implicit bias and racial bias. Allows Dept. of Consumer & Business Services to establish educational requirements on implicit bias and racial bias….

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HB 3008 Prohibits Certain Animals for Show

HB 3008 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3008 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HAGNR/Overview This bill prohibits person from using specified types of animals in traveling animal act for performance in which an animal is transported to perform. Provides certain exemptions for domestic animals. Personal Choice and Responsibility Animals have been a cornerstone of youth…

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HB 3089 Provides Grants to Pay Water and Sewer Bills

HB 3089 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3089 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/JWMTR/Overview This bill establishes Public Drinking Water and Sewer Ratepayer Assistance Fund and appropriates $15 million for grants to nonprofit community-based organizations, and public utilities providing domestic water or sewer service. Consideration for other utility bill payment or crisis assistance and low-income…

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HB 2016 Clear notification before automatic renewals

HB 2016 VOTE: YES Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2016 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Committees/HBL/Overview This bill requires entities that offer services or products with automatic renewals to notify consumers in a separate and clear statement of terms of service before renewing such services or products. The consumer must give consent before the renewal occurs. Personal…

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HB 2358 Overtime for Agricultural Workers

HB 2358 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2358 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/JWM/Overview This bill eliminates the agricultural exemption for payment of overtime to agricultural workers and requires overtime pay in excess of 40 hours per workweek. Personal Choice and Responsibility This bill will impact everyone raising food cost or cause a scarcity of…

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HB 2365 Prohibits single-use plastic food service ware

HB 2365 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2365 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HEE/Overview This bill prohibits food vendor from using single-use plastic food service ware when selling prepared food, unless specifically requested and food service ware isn’t plastic and is recyclable. Requires specified restaurants and bed and breakfast facilities to be able to sanitize…

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HB 3177 Restricts pandemic impact on businesses

HB 3177 VOTE: YES Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3177 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview This bill brings equity across the business sector during the remainder of the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak, restricting what the Governor may impose on certain businesses. Personal Choice and Responsibility Nothing in this bill limits the authority…

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HB 2004 Grants for Emergency Shelters

HB 2004 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 06/24/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2004 This bill allocates $27 million General Funds to support emergency shelters through grants to the Oregon Community Foundation for the acquisition, retrofitting and operation of emergency shelters throughout this state. Also, $2 million for technical assistance for organizations developing and operating emergency shelters…

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HB 2550 Blocks Home Buyers from communicating with Sellers

HB 2550 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 06/23/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2550 This bill directs seller’s agent to redact or withhold communication from buyer to seller as necessary to help seller avoid selecting buyer based on buyer’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or familial status or in violation of federal…

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SB 483 Rebuttable presumption against employers

SB 483 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 06/15/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB483 This bill create a presumption of guilt for employers accused of retaliation. The law would completely change accepted procedures of fairness. Limited Government Creates rebuttable presumption that person violated prohibition against retaliation or discrimination against employee or prospective employee if person takes certain…

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SB 317 Mixed alcoholic drinks to go

SB 317 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 06/11/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB317 This bill allows holder of full on-premises sales license to make retail sales of mixed drinks and single servings of wine in sealed containers for off-premises consumption. Defines “mixed drink” and “sealed container.” Personal Choice and Responsibility Alcohol use and abuse is the…

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HB 2474 Expands Oregon Family Medical Leave Act

HB 2474 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 06/08/21 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2474 This bill expands Oregon Family Medical Leave Act (OFLA) to establish eligibility for protected leave for all employees of a covered employer during public health emergency unless employed fewer than 30 days or worked less than an average of 25 hours per week…

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SB 493 Setting of prevailing wage for trades

SB 493 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on May 26, 2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB493 This bill changes how the prevailing wage for trade or occupation in a locality is set to be the highest rate of wage among collective bargaining agreements for trade or occupation in locality. Personal Choice and Responsibility Prevailing wages for public…

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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.

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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.

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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).

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SB 977A Provisions relating to justice of the peace.

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

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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

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HB 2006A Funding for housing support services

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov.Brown

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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SB 1528B Creates Tax Credit for Contributions to Opportunity Grant Fund

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Requires federal pass-thru tax credits for business owners be added back on Oregon returns…

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HB 2737A Standards for Small Homes

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Adopts amendments to state building code to establish specified construction standards for small homes of 400 square feet and eliminates some building code safety standards. Sunsets January 2, 2024.

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SB 1040 Join Labor Union as a State Requirement for Employment

SB 1040 VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment that is allowed under Federal law, using the limited authority reserved to states.

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SB 3A Moratorium on Mining Using Motorized Equipment

SB 3 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Implies that the moratorium has been repealed whereas the DEQ has listed all the upper reach streams as “impaired” (303 d) and NO permits will be allowed. There is a 2000% fee increase.

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HB 2004-A Places Specific Eviction Regulations on Landlords

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Establishes more restrictive eviction standards and requirements upon landlords.

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HB 2004A Tenant Evictions

VOTE: NO – No Senate Vote – Establishes new laws on landlords of how they can evict tenants.

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HB 2012A Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

VOTE: YES – Gov signed – Creates the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, in collaboration with Oregon Business Development Department.

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HB 2877 Imposes Tax on Older Vehicles

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes tax on vehicles 20 years old or older of $1000 paid every five years unless the vehicle is registered as an antique.

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HB 4004 Removes Jason Lee statue from DC

2/24/2016 VOTE: NO Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4004 HB 4004 has passed the committee and is awaiting transfer to the House Desk. Please contact your Legislators both House and Senate, as bills are moving very fast through committees and to a floor vote. A NO vote is asked to allow for more public testimony on the removal…

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HB 4012 Dam removal monitoring projects and funding

2/22/2016 VOTE: NO Died In Committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4012 HB 4012 has been gut and stuffed. HB4012 would authorize the issuance of lottery bonds to finance water quality monitoring projects related to removal of dams and establish Water Quality Monitoring Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Personal Choice and Responsibility Clearly this…

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SB 1582 Fast Track Housing Program for affordable housing

VOTE: NO Passed   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1582 SUMMARY: This bill as amended creates the Local Innovation and Fast Track Housing Program (LIFT) to allow housing to be purchased or rented with state assistance making available needed housing for low-income households. Declares emergency. Personal Choice Increases available housing for low-income households at a large cost to taxpayers. Fiscal Responsiblity…

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HB 4006 Establishes Task Force on Economic Development

VOTE: NO Died In committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4006 Sumary: Establishes Task Force on Economic Development. Sunsets task force on December 31, 2017. Declares emergency, effective on passage Fiscal Responsibility HB 4006  establishes a Task Force on Economic Development.  Government economic development is a welfare scheme used to redistribute public funds to private sector projects.      Local Control HB 4006  eliminates local authority…

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HB 4126 amendments of urban growth boundaries

VOTE: YES Passed   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4126 This bill is a housekeeping bill to create the grandfather provision to allow cities that had initiated their UGB work prior to January 1, 2016 to continue that process under the statutes and administrative rules in effect on June 30, 2013. Fiscal Responsiblity the cost of abiding by regulations is increased…

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SB 1530A Federal agencies to determine, state and federal mining programs can be better coordinated

VOTE: NO Died In Committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1530 SB 1530 Requires certain state agencies to consult with certain federal agencies to determine whether state and federal mining programs can be better coordinated. Summary: This bill will further eliminate Oregon’s small-scale mining industry and negatively affect the economies of Oregon’s rural communities.   Fiscal Responsibility: Increases burdens on state funds…

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SB 1548 expedited boundary expansion for housing

VOTE: YES In Committee Upon Adjournment   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1548# This bill authorizes local governments to expedite expanding urban growth boundary to adjacent land when dedicated to housing resolving a need that meets certain requirements.   Personal Choice Providing housing choices in areas where available housing is less than 6% of what is needed. Landowners must agree 100%…

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HB 2653A Establishes beekeeping standards

Establishes standards for those that own or are in charge of five or more colonies of bees located within this state.

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HB 2012 Increases Oregon minimum wage

HB 2012 Increases Oregon minimum wage rate in graduated steps to $13.50 per hour by 2017. Amending ORS 653.025.

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HB 3250 carbon cap-and-dividend program

Requires a carbon cap-and-dividend program be adopted.

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HB 3470A adopts statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits

Requires the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits for years 2020 and 2050 and to adopt interim statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits consistent with 2050 limit every five years.

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SB 830A Rules for motorized placer mining

Will limit mining permits only to one type of motorized equipment to the exclusion of other types.

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SB 942A Removes Jason Lee statue

Self explanatory.

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HB 3444, HJM 13, HB 3240 transfer title of federal lands to State of Oregon

These bills promote transferring the title of certain federal public lands back to the State of Oregon.

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HB 2054 expands damages arising from interference with forest practices

Increases ability to recover damages from protesters for damages and court costs they cause.

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HB 2004 repeals local minimum wage requirements

Repeals state preemption of charter and statutory authority of local governments to set minimum wage requirements; declares an emergency

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HB 2082 Imposes carbon tax

Imposes tax on each fuel supplier and utility based on amount of carbon.

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HJR 11 Raises tax on oil and natural gas

Removes limitation of six percent of market value on rate of taxes imposed on oil or natural gas.

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HJR 10 Amends Constitution to impose taxes on carbon emissions

Amends the Oregon Constitution allowing Legislative Assembly to impose taxes on carbon emissions for purpose of funding reductions in carbon emissions and carbon fuel use.