Tag Archives: House Bills

Editorial: Pay attention. You’re driving

On July 1, Oregon gets really, really tough about distracted driving. That’s the day new, higher fines kick in for those found using their cellphones or other electronic devices improperly while driving. The higher fines were part of a measure, House Bill 2597, approved by the 2017 Legislature. Source: Editorial: Pay attention. You’re driving;

Brown signs Guard tuition bill at Kingsley

Gov. Kate Brown signed into law Saturday a bill providing full tuition to Oregon National Guard members seeking higher education, with the signing ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. House Bill 4035 was passed unanimously by legislators in March and Brown said she was honored to sign the bill at the home of the […]
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Governor to Sign National Guard Tuition Assistance Bill

The signing will take place at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls tomorrow, as lawmakers and military officers look on. Governor Kate Brown plans to sign a new bill into law tomorrow at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. House Bill 4035 provides opportunities for tuition aid to National Guard members. “I’m proud to sign a bill […]
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Oregon works to make contraceptives more accessible

A+ Since 2015, Oregon legislators have been working to make birth contraceptives more accessible for women. House Bill 2879 was passed in 2015, permitting pharmacists to prescribe contraceptive patches and pills. More recently Oregon House Bill 2527 was passed in February, which expanded the previous bill to include injectable hormonal contraceptives and self-administered contraceptives. Rep. […]
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Assisted living centers need closer oversight

A new report on assisted living facilities from the federal Government Accounting Office makes one thing clear: The growth in demand for these facilities has far outpaced government oversight and regulatory frameworks. Up until about the 1980s, aging Americans who needed some help with daily tasks had limited options — primarily moving in with a […]
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Bill resurfaces that would restrict use of Willamette River

A new version of House Bill 4099 would prohibit wake-enhancing devices between Newberg and West Linn. With the weather improving for the season, local river-recreation enthusiasts are seeking to keep the spotlight on a failed effort in the past legislative session to ban wake-enhancing devices along a popular stretch of the Willamette River. Source: Pamplin […]
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Oregon establishes fund-matching program for K-12 broadband services

The fund, announced by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, will catalyze up to $6 million in broadband investment in rural Oregon in the first year. As a part of the Future Ready Oregon initiative, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday the Connecting Oregon Schools Fund, which supports broadband access for rural and underserved public schools across the […]
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Governor signs broadband bill in Pendleton

When the Elgin School District’s internet signal fails during the winter, a technician from the district’s internet service provider often hops onto a snowmobile, drives more than 10 miles up Mt. Fanny and repositions a microwave to restore service. As classrooms continue to involve more and more technology, Gov. Kate Brown traveled to the Pendleton […]
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Brown signs bill boosting broadband for rural schools

Governor Kate Brown on Friday signed HB 4023, which establishes the Connecting Oregon Schools Fund. As part of the Future Ready Oregon initiative, the fund supports broadband access for K-12 public schools in the state, bringing high-speed internet to rural, underserved communities that lack fiber-optic connections. Source: Brown signs bill boosting broadband for rural schools – […]
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Oregon City company makes wake over potential return of bill

Active Water Sports worries about new version of House Bill 4099 to prohibit wake-enhancing devices between river mile 30 and 50 of the Willamette. With the weather improving for the season, local river-recreation enthusiasts are seeking to keep the spotlight on a failed effort in the past legislative session to ban wake-enhancing devices along a […]
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