VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Measures/Overview/SJR201?pubDate=2020-03-02-14-46
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview
This bill 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.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Two-third is established in the constitution to protect from a tyranny rule when both houses are controlled by the same party. A simple majority would destroy bi-partisanship and a broad representation.
Changes Oregon Constitution from 2/3 to a majority of each house of Legislative Assembly needed to be in attendance for quorum necessary for house to conduct business. Also proposes a comparable change to quorum requirements when Legislative Assembly convenes following declaration of catastrophic disaster by Governor.