SB 1543 Paid lawyers for illegal immigrants

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 03/24/2022 These are the legislators who sponsored this bill to use your tax dollars to pay for illegal immigrants lawyers: Sen. Lieber (D, SD14), Jama (D, HD24), Dembrow (D, SD23), Manning (D, SD7), Wagner (D, SD19), Reps. Salinas (DHD38), Leon (D, HD22), Pham (D, HD46), and Valderrama (D, HD47). WAYS & MEANS APPROPRIATED…

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HB 4139 ODOT greenhouse gas emission assessment

This bill establishes a pilot program for greenhouse gas reduction that assesses the greenhouse gas emission from concrete, asphalt paving mixtures, steel products, and other products identified by ODOT, and conduct a life cycle assessment and strategies for reducing emissions, but prohibits using score for selecting a contractor. Fiscal Responsibility Appropriates Other Fund of $236,219 for 2021-23 and $515,394 for…

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SB 1518 Evaluate building codes to decarbonize

Signed into law by Gov. Brown, 3-17-22 This bill establish Task Force on Resilient Efficient Buildings for the purpose of identifying and evaluating policies related to building codes and building decarbonization for new and existing buildings that would enable the state to meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and to make policy recommendations to the interim committees for 2023 regular…

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HB 4115 Climate-related financial risk on state investment funds

This bill directs Oregon Investment Council to publish annually complete list of assets held in state investment funds, and publish information relating to assessments of climate-related financial risk to assets held in investment funds. Fiscal Responsibility Busy work is fiscally not responsible. Limited Government ‘Climate-related financial risk’ means material financial risk posed by the effects of climate change, which isn’t…

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SB 1529 gives OHA Emergency Authority

Signed into law by Gov Brown on 3-17-22 This bill allows the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Director to declare a health care emergency and to deploy the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers upon approval of the Governor, and provide workers’ compensation coverage for volunteers. Applies existing reimbursement cost-sharing to all contracts between pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, and increases…

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SB 1583 education minimum assessment waiver

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 03/24/2022 This bill directs Department of Education to do a minimum assessment of Oregon students and request a waiver of federal standards of state assessment requirements to be a shortened assessment, a sampling model of assessments or any other strategy. Limited Government This bill lacks commitment for what to expect in assessment standards….

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HB 4077 Environmental Justice communities mapping

Signed into law by Gov Brown on 3-23-22 This bill renames Environmental Justice Task Force as Environmental Justice Council. Directs Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority to develop environmental justice mapping tool, and directs natural resource agencies to consider results when developing administrative rules or agency policies or programs. Fiscal Responsibility Ways & Means appropriated $769,749 total:  $324,520…

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SB 1566 Increases legislator’s salary

This bill establishes annual salary of members of Legislative Assembly equal to annual occupational mean wage estimate for Oregon for prior year, and interim expenses adjusted for cost-of-living. Authorizes $1,000 per month child care allowance. Personal Choice and Responsibility The salary for legislators was set to be a servant of the people. That has changed. The manipulation keeping the public…

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HB 4075 Presumption of restitution evidence

This bill modifies procedures for the district attorney to present restitution evidence and establishes that economic damages will be presumed reasonable if the damages are documented as specified, creating a questionable practice that shouldn’t cost but it does, and can easily be falsified to cost more. [as amended] Fiscal Responsibility Based on the last 2 years, the bill anticipates $141,063…

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HB 4071 Behavioral health incentives

This bill modifies eligibility criteria for targeted financial incentives in field of behavioral health workforce incentive programs created in 2021 and creates a new category for licensed marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Personal Choice and Responsibility The color population and tribal communities should be insulted to be segregated out and classed with “lived behavioral health experiences” as if…

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SB 1545 Prioritizes workforce development activities

This bill establishes equity grant programs in Higher Education Coordinating Commission to prioritize funding for workforce development activities to increase access for priority populations to training opportunities in construction, health care and manufacturing and to workforce development services and benefits. Personal Choice and Responsibility This bill is not equal under the law when you prioritize one person or group over…

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SB 1524 Increases tax credits

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 03/24/2022 This bill increases expense reimbursement percentage allowed to single film or single local media production project from Oregon Production Investment Fund. Extends income tax credit for rural medical providers to medical laboratory scientists and technicians. Allows estimating pass-through business alternative income tax, disallows credit for taxes paid to another state. Exempts small…

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SB 1510 Refuse consent to search and prohibits stops for vehicle light outages

Signed into law by Gov Brown on 3-24-22 This bill moves $10 million from Oregon Criminal Justice Commission for distribution to Northwest Health Foundation Fund II for “Justice Reinvestment Equity Program.” Prohibits police officer from initiating a traffic stop for failure to use lights or operation without required lighting equipment. requires officer to inform person of their right to refuse…

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HB 4002 Overtime pay for agricultural workers

Amendment B modifies tax credit percentages. Increased annual credit limit to $55 million per calendar year. Requires report on impacts of overtime compensation requirements. Requires recommendations for legislation from Department of Agriculture and Oregon Business Development Department. But does not change government overreach. This bill prohibits employers from permitting or requiring agricultural workers to work in excess of maximum allowable…

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HJR 201 Ending the emergency

BILL  WAITING TO BE ASSIGNED A HEARING This bill will terminate state of emergency relating to COVID-19. Personal Choice and Responsibility Forces people to take an unproven Vaccine that is ineffective in protecting from the Covid-19 virus is ludicrous. Forcing people to wear an ineffective mask is without a doubt the dumbest thing we have faced. It is constitutionally a…

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SB 1552 expands virtual public charter school

This bill removes requirement that student must receive approval from resident school district before enrolling in virtual public charter school not sponsored by school district eliminating the maximum percentage of students that can be enrolled outside the school district. Personal Choice and Responsibility What is best for the student should never be determined by quotas or limited by where they…

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HB 4133 Allows social security for voter registration

This bill requires electronic voter registration system to allow qualified individual to register to vote with last four digits of an individual’s Social Security number. Requires system to enable individual to electronically submit image of signature. Authorizes Secretary of State to have system include application allowing approved third-party organizations to submit registration cards electronically on behalf of individuals. Personal Choice…

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HB 4031 Education employment goal to match diverse student percentage

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 03/23/2022 This bill establishes state goal that percentage of diverse employees employed by Department of Education reflects percentage of diverse students in public schools. Provides for $10,000 scholarship for training of diverse educators. Fiscal Responsibility In addition to any other form of student financial aid authorized by law, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission…

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