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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

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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.

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SB 320A Daylight saving time year round

Vote:YES – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

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SB 446 Replaces Founding Fathers statues in National Statuary Hall

SB 446 VOTE:NO – Died in Committee

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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SJR 9 Repeals administrative rule

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

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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.

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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)

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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.

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SB 531 Requires employees to pay certain costs of their PERS

SB 531 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Seeks to limit increases in public employer costs in PERS by requiring employees to pay administrative costs of their pension/benefits, and more.

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SB 306 Allows counties to use dogs to hunt cougars if approved by county voters.

SB 306 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Makes counties exempt from the state statute banning the use of dogs to hunt cougars. Voters in a county must approve the measure by initiative petition or referral by governing body of a county.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2643 assesses taxpayers for union fees

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Transfers responsibility to pay basic union fees for government workers to the government (taxpayers) for all public employees for collective bargaining and protecting rights of employees.

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SJR 5 Two Thirds Majority Vote Needed for Emergency Clause

SJR 5 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Rrequires a 2/3 majority to pass bills that declare an emergency.

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HB 4115 Prohibits Elected Officials or Judges on PERS

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee  
Modifies retirement plan options of persons elected or appointed as statewide elected officials or judges.
Prohibits statewide elected official, judge of Supreme Court or Court of Appeals or legislator from becoming member of Public Employees Retirement System on or after July 1, 2018.

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HB 4155A Broadband Internet Access

VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law – Authorizes PUC to regulate broadband internet access providers that contract with public bodies, and prohibits a public body from contracting with a broadband Internet access provider if it engages in paid prioritization, blocks lawful content or applications, or disadvantages lawful Internet content.

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HB 4023B Broadband Services

VOTE:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Relating to broadband technology; and declaring an emergency

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HB 4091 Creates State Banking Entity

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee – Establishes Oregon Cash Depository Corporation as independent public corporation with the intent to create a governmental entity to provide banking services to the cannabis industry, but does not limit it to cannabis.

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HB 3170B Extends Bargaining to Faculty

HB 3170B VOTE:NO – Governor Signed Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3170 Posted on TrackTheirVote.org This bill extends collective bargaining rights to certain public university faculty members whose duties have an academic rather than administrative focus. Fiscal Responsibility Fiscally a bad move for taxpayers. It will allow a new level of bargaining unions that can drive negotiations to a higher level using…

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SB 106A Creates Office of Public Records Advocate

VOTE:NO
Passed – Gov Signed – Creates the Office of the Public Records Advocate and the position of Public Records Advocate that must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar.

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HB 3464 Limits Citizen Status Checks

Prohibits public body from disclosing specified personal information concerning citizen status unless required by state or federal law.

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SB 559 PERS Final Average Salary Calculation

Changes the calculation used to determine PERS final average salary from 3 years to 5 years limiting retirement benefits from being overly generous.

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HB 3189 Establish Building Codes Division

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Transfers the Building Codes Division from the Department of Consumer and Business Services to the new established Department of Building Codes.

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SJR 38 Two-thirds Vote Required to Add Emergency Clause

VOTE: YES
Died in Committee – Require bills to receive 2/3 majority vote in both Houses to have the Emergency Clause added to them

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HB 2025 Removes Statue of Jason Lee from DC Statuary

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Replaces the long standing placement of Founding Fathers Jason Lee and John McLoughlin with Oregon politician Mark Hatfield and Womens rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway.

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HB 2746 Doubles Deposit on Beverage Containers

VOTE: NO – Passed, Governor Signed

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HB 2005 Wage Pay Equity

VOTE: NO – Gov signed – Adds unlawful employment practices for payment of wages based on applicant history or protected class. Requires employer to demonstrate business necessity for pay differentials that are not based on merit, seniority, piece-rate or production-based work. Modifies violations and adds remedies.

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HB 2567A Requires 60 Day Notice to Employee of Termination

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days’ notice to employees and certain officials before ceasing operations, relocating or ordering mass layoff involving 50 or more employees.

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HJR 6 Increases Number of Senator Representatives

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee – Proposes an amendment to Oregon Constitution to increase the number of Senators serving in Legislative Assembly to 36 and modifying Senate legislative districts to be coterminous with county boundaries.

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HB 2704A Funds Marketing of Electric Vehicles

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Provides rebates for purchase of low emission vehicles and zero-emission transit buses, etc.

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HB 4073A adds secular organizations to solemnize marriages

VOTE:NO Died In Committee Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4073   This bill adds secular organizations to list of persons and entities authorized to solemnize marriages. Personal Choice In 2012 the U.K. Forced Marriage Unit reported 1,485 cases of forced marriage. The AHA Foundation, an advocacy organization founded by vocal women’s rights defenders, helped 54 victims in 2013 out of forced marriages….

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HB 4127 Redefines marriage

VOTE:NO Passed Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4073 This bill makes changes to statutes adding gender neutral language regarding marriage. Redefines "marriage" as between two individuals legally recognized under the laws of this state. Personal Choice The State Constitution is "The People's" voice. This bill bends the voice of the people until it is in direct opposition to the constitution.   Limited…

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HB 4011A Reclassifies OR State Hospital employees as police

VOTE:NO Died In committee Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4011   This bill as amended provides that employees of Oregon State Hospital qualify as police officers under Public Employees Retirement System. Declares emergency Personal Choice Increases taxpayer's burden by 20% for Oregon State Hospital employees to support PERS and give added benefits. Periodically, the number add to the police classification grows and is…

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SB 1510B TriMet Taxes

Vote NO – Died in Committee – Allows TriMet to tax citizens in its transit district.

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SJR 201 repeals limits on property taxes

VOTE:NO Died In Committee Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SJR201   Summary: Amends the Oregon constitution by repealing the constitutional limits on property taxes, creating convoluted government mechanisms for adjusting real property valuation.  Will significantly allow unrestricted increases for all property taxes, including local taxing districts, counties and cities. Fiscal Responsibility:  Funds government at undetermined rates at the expense of public. Free…

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SB 1532A Minimum wage increase

VOTE:NO Passed   Minimum wage bill passes Senate floor. Click to see who voted! Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1532   SUMMARY FOR SB 1532A: Establishes tiered system base on geographical location of employer. Establishes annual increase to base minimum wage rate until July 1, 2023 when inflation based rates resume. Employers within Portland's urban growth boundary will pay a higher rate. Allows employers…

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HJR 31 Legislative impeachment powers

SJR 31 is a bill establishing a means for the state to impeach an executive who has committed heinous crimes against the citizens of Oregon.

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HB 3483A Adding secular organization to solemnize marriage

HB 3483A Secular organizations and legislators to list persons and entities authorized to solemnize marriages.

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HB 2005A Mandatory paid sick leave

Amended to make changes to allow circumstances for paid sick time for employees. Requires all employers with six of more employees to implement paid sick time with consequences to the economy.

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SB 454A Requires sick time for employees

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Requires employers with six or more full-time employees to implement sick time, but small employers can provide leave without pay.

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HB 2478B HB 3231 Redefines laws for marriage and parents.

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Redefines laws for marriage and parents and makes statutory changes to achieve gender neutral language with respect to legally recognized marriages.

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SB 27 Removes county clerk accountability

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Eliminates county fiscal accountability and increases fee for performing marriage by a county official by over 300%.

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HB 2476 Gives Governor authority over agency rulemaking

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Authorizes Oregon Department of Administrative Services to adopt by rule uniform policies or procedures.