Tag Archives: House Bills

Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North Plains

Reps. Janeen Sollman and Karin Power fielded questions from supporters and residents wary of emissions legislation. Source: Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North Plains

Revised Climate Change Bill Creates New Battle Lines For 2020 Session

The latest proposal for regulating the state’s greenhouse gas emissions has won over some skeptics — but risked support in other areas. A climate change bill that promises to dominate this year’s 2020 Oregon legislative session got its first public hearing Monday — with little sign that the political and cultural disagreements that scuttled a similar proposal […]
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Advocates voice support, seek changes to greenhouse gas emissions bill

Advocates of an Oregon Legislature bill that would cap greenhouse gas emissions say the bill still needs a ton of work. Source: Advocates voice support, seek changes to greenhouse gas emissions bill

Lawmakers must do more to stop spread of preventable diseases | Opinion

Travelers with measles put children and those with weakened immune systems to serious risk. Considering the ease and effectiveness of measles immunizations at preventing the disease, Oregon legislators should do more to require vaccinations, writes Beth Crane, Oregon Public Health Association policy committee chair. Source: Opinion: Lawmakers must do more to stop spread of preventable […]
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Plastic bag ban, ‘Idaho stop’ among new Oregon laws taking effect Jan. 1

Starting Jan. 1, 328 laws passed by the Oregon Legislature during the 2019 legislative session will take effect. Here are 11 you should know about. Source: Plastic bag ban, ‘Idaho stop’ among new Oregon laws taking effect Jan. 1

Oregon DMV nixing change of address stickers on IDs

Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles will cease mailing address change stickers. Source: Oregon DMV nixing change of address stickers on IDs

Oregon’s single-use plastic bag ban in effect January 1

The law says establishments will be required to charge 5 cents for each recyclable paper or plastic bag. Source: Oregon’s single-use plastic bag ban in effect January 1

Lack of troopers patrolling highways giving speeders the green light

In Lane County, Oregon State Police said two to three officers patrol roads from the border of Lane and Linn counties all the way south to Roseburg. Source: Lack of troopers patrolling highways giving speeders the green light

Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers

When Oregon residents update their addresses with DMV, they will no longer be required to apply a sticker on their driver license, permit or ID card as of Jan. 1. Source: Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers – KTVZ

Supporters of tobacco, vaping tax raise $9M a year before the election

A year before a referendum to pass a tax on e-cigarettes goes to voters, supporters have collected $9 million in contributions from Oregon hospital systems and nurses. The ballot measure is designed to reduce youth nicotine vaping and smoking and to raise funds to support Oregon’s Medicaid program. Source: Supporters of tobacco, vaping tax raise […]
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