Died In Committee on 06-26-21
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SJR4
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SJR4
This bill amends Oregon Constitution to modify quorum to be the majority necessary for house to conduct business, and following declaration of catastrophic disaster by Governor. Allows the majority party to more easily ignore the minority party.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Prohibits rural areas from a voice since urban has the majority of representation. The 2/3s quorum protects equal representation for rural areas.
This is bullying at the political level that they won’t allow in schools. Changes quorum from 2/3 to simple majority.
With a Democrat supermajority in our state house, this is exactly what we don’t need. Lowering the quorum threshold will lead to one party rule in perpetuity.