Tag Archives: House Bills

Motorcycle lane-splitting bill reignites debate over safety concerns

A proposal to allow motorcyclists to ride between lanes past stop-and-go traffic on Oregon highways and freeways is back in the spotlight in Salem. The Joint Committee on Transportation held a public hearing on the so-called lane-splitting bill Wednesday night. Source: Motorcycle lane-splitting bill reignites debate over safety concerns

Some of Oregon’s most exclusive neighborhoods could dodge state’s bid to ban single-family zoning

The bill would allow duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in most single-family neighborhoods, but it could be undercut by restrictive deed covenants, some dating back a hundred years. Source: Some of Oregon’s most exclusive neighborhoods could dodge state’s bid to ban single-family zoning

Sound off about cap and trade: State lawmakers holding public hearing Friday in Springfield

Oregon lawmakers will be in Springfield Friday to hold a public hearing about a potential law to decrease industrial greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat the effects of climate change. Source: Sound off about cap and trade: State lawmakers holding public hearing Friday in Springfield

Editorial: No special treatment for lawmakers

Former Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, gave the Legislature a black eye in 2017 when Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, publicly accused him of groping her. The black eye only got worse in the months following. Source: Editorial: No special treatment for lawmakers

Oregon lawmakers reconsider commission for fast-growing hemp crop

With hemp production zooming toward the top of the list of commodities grown in Oregon, lawmakers are again considering setting up a commission to raise money for research and promotions. Source: Oregon lawmakers reconsider commission for fast-growing hemp crop

Bill Would Make It Legal to Hail a Lyft and Uber Anywhere in Oregon, While Taking Regulations Out of Portland’s Hands

-Law would not allow Portland regulations, but would adopt key Portland safety regulations statewide.- Legislation to make it legal for Lyft and Uber to operate everywhere in the state of Oregon was introduced in the Legislature yesterday, again with provisions that would strip away Portland’s ability to regulate the ride-hailing companies. Source: Bill Would Make It Legal […]
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Proposed bill would put condoms in Oregon high schools

Two bills are making their way through the Oregon legislature in an effort to make condoms and feminine hygiene products more available to students. Source: Proposed bill would put condoms in Oregon high schools – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Onion producers unanimously urge Oregon Legislature to repeal ‘archaic’ law

It was unanimous testimony in favor of repealing an Oregon law requiring mandatory inspections of onions by the Oregon Department of Agriculture during a hearing on House Bill 2451 before the House Committee on Agriculture and Land Use on Tuesday. Source: Onion producers unanimously urge Oregon Legislature to repeal ‘archaic’ law

House bill would close loopholes in Oregon ‘revenge porn’ law, allow victim redress

As the law is now written, the crime of “unlawful dissemination of an intimate image” is only shown through an internet website. A bill introduced at the behest of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum closes loopholes in a 2015 “revenge porn” bill passed by the state legislature. Source: House bill would close loopholes in Oregon […]
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Commissioners: No to proposed regional bridge district 

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker were unanimous Tuesday morning in their opposition to a proposal by Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, to create a multi-county taxing district supporting construction of a bridge over the Willamette River in Salem. Evans introduced House Bill 2974 on Friday. It would create a Capital Region […]
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