5% Meals taxes would hurt coastal restaurants

Both Newport and Cannon Beach have 5% Meals Tax proposals on the November 2021 ballot. Newport’s tax is Measure 21-205 which would fund public safety, library, parks, facilities and other services. Cannon Beach’s tax measure is ballot 4-210 and it would fund the Fire District and a new City Hall. Both taxes would severely hit restaurants at a terrible time….

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SB 33 Increases food license fees

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

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SB 32 Increases Branding Fees

Signed into Law by Gov Brown

HB 2365 Prohibits single-use plastic food service ware

HB 2365 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2365 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HEE/Overview This bill prohibits food vendor from using single-use plastic food service ware when selling prepared food, unless specifically requested and food service ware isn’t plastic and is recyclable. Requires specified restaurants and bed and breakfast facilities to be able to sanitize…

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HB 3177 Restricts pandemic impact on businesses

HB 3177 VOTE: YES Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3177 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview This bill brings equity across the business sector during the remainder of the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak, restricting what the Governor may impose on certain businesses. Personal Choice and Responsibility Nothing in this bill limits the authority…

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