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