Rep. Sollman (Dem., HD-30) canceled her virtual office hours for April 16, but she’ll be having a virtual “community conversation” on Sunday, April 18th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Her newsletter didn’t specify what topics she’ll be talking about but she’s having Mike McMurray and L.L. Wombacher join the event as her guests – ?? Click here to register for the event.
She did give a list of bills she’s been working on which have passed in the House this week (April 12-16, 2021):
- HB 2498: Provides that registered owner may request that registration card issued for vehicle include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be deaf or hard of hearing.
- HB 2539: Provides that juror may not be identified by name in court proceeding open to public.
- HB 2542: Requires each public university and community college to prominently display mandatory fees charged.
- HB 2728: Prohibits person from conducting or participating in contest, competition, tournament or derby that has objective of taking coyotes for cash or prizes
- HB 2534: Requires homeowners associations and condominium associations to review governing documents and remove discriminatory language or certify the nonexistence of such language on or before December 31, 2022.
Here are some highlights of other bills that have recently passed the House.
- HB 3016: Requires hospitals to prioritize nurse safety and staffing needs during national and state emergencies. The bill was sponsored by Rob Nosse (D-Portland) and passed 32-17. See original press release here.
- HB 2006: Helps local communities provide critical assistance to struggling Oregonians experiencing houselessness, streamlining the path for emergency shelters. The bill was sponsored by Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland). See original press release here.
- HB 3178: Provides more support for part-time workers receiving unemployment benefits at a time when they need it most. The bill was sponsored by Paul Holvey (D-Eugene).
- HB 2009: Reestablishes a residential foreclosure moratorium and provides protections for homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was sponsored by Paul Holvey (D-Eugene). See original press release here.
- HB 2341, HB 2607, HB 3218: Led by Reps. Pam Marsh (D-Southern Jackson County) and David Gomberg (D-Central Coast), these bills are part of a series of legislation that will provide economic relief to those most affected by the wildfires and future natural disasters. See original press release here.
- HB 2360: Breaks down barriers to health care for vulnerable and undocumented Oregonians. The bill was sponsored by Rep Andrea Salinas (D-Lake Oswego) and Ricki Ruiz (D- Gresham), and carried on the House Floor by Rep. Wlnsvey Campos (D-Aloha). See original press release here.
- HB 2168: Makes Juneteenth an official state holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved peoples in the U.S., while also celebrating the dignity, freedom and contributions made by Black Americans. The bill was sponsored by Majority Leader Smith Warner. See original press release here.
As of Tuesday evening (April 13, 2021), the House has voted on 125 bills so far this session.
- 76 have passed unanimously (61%)
- 83 have passed either unanimously or with only 1 no vote (66%)
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Date(s) - 04/18/2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm