Tag Archives: House Bills

Another Voice: Gun safety advocates examine Helfrich vote

The Oregon legislature recently passed HB 4145, closing the “boyfriend loophole” and providing much-needed protection for victims of domestic violence. Representative Jeff Helfrich’s “Another Voice” article (April 7 Another Voice) tried to explain his “no” vote on the bill. Source: Another Voice: Gun safety advocates examine Helfrich vote | Hood River News

Childcare safety bill signed into law by Governor Kate Brown

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday signed into law stronger regulations to help keep kids safe at day cares. Brown’s official blessing, which had been expected, comes one month after HB 4065 unanimously passed the Legislature. Brown also touted the roughly $2 million she secured from lawmakers to increase childcare oversight, among other things. Source: Childcare […]
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Gov. Brown signs child care safety legislation

Allows quicker action, higher penalties. Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday signed HB 4065 into law, which provides the state with stronger tools to keep children in child care facilities safe. The legislation allows the state to take stronger and quicker action against both licensed and illegal child care facilities. Among those actions are significantly higher […]
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Governor signs ‘net neutrality’ rules

Oregon and Washington’s new laws could be the beginning of a patchwork internet laws throughout the nation after the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality in December. Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a bill requiring public bodies to contract only with internet providers that practice “net neutrality.” Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor […]
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Oregon Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill Alongside the Middle Schoolers Who Fought for Its Passage

In February, three middle school students helped push a statewide net neutrality bill. Today, Gov. Kate Brown is headed to the girls’ middle school in Portland, where she will sign the bill into law. “It’s an honor for the Governor to come to our school and sign a bill that’s so important to the three […]
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Guest Opinion: State’s cellphone driving law means business

Gov. Kate Brown has recently signed yet another revision to Oregon’s distracted driving cellphone law. Use of any mobile electronic device while driving can only be done “hands free.” Hands free means an attachment or built-in feature that gives a driver the ability to keep both hands on the steering wheel “at all times while […]
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Gov. Kate Brown will sign Oregon’s net neutrality bill Monday

Oregon will join a wave of states backing net neutrality Friday, with Gov. Kate Brown set to sign a bill designed to give companies an economic incentive to allow unfettered online access. “In Oregon, we want to make sure that access to the internet is a level playing field, instead of exacerbating economic disparity,” Brown […]
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Linn Court rejects HB 3078 sentencing guidelines

Linn County has become the fifth county in Oregon to successfully challenge a new state law — House Bill 3078 — that reduced mandatory sentences for the crimes of ID and first-degree theft. The counties contend that HB 3078 was passed by the Legislature without a two-thirds majority vote, thereby making it unconstitutional. Source: Linn […]
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Policy Board Wishlist: Recruit Providers; Improve Medicaid; Tackle Opioid Addiction

The jugglers on the Oregon Health Policy Board kept their balls in the air on Tuesday as they explored a raft of issues facing the state: expanding and supporting the healthcare workforce; making Medicaid more effective through the push for CCO 2.0; and understanding and addressing opioid addiction. They also tabled one major concern temporarily: […]
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Linn Court rejects HB 3078 sentencing guidelines

Linn County has become the fifth county in Oregon to successfully challenge a new state law — House Bill 3078 — that reduced mandatory sentences for the crimes of ID and first-degree theft. The counties contend that HB 3078 was passed by the Legislature without a two-thirds majority vote, thereby making it unconstitutional. Source: Linn […]
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