Tag Archives: Senate Bills

First Murder Case Moved to Juvenile Court Under New Oregon Law

A Eugene teen accused of killing a sleeping homeless man will be the first such defendant in over two decades to be tried in the juvenile system rather than a normal court. Last year’s Senate Bill 1008 modified a 1994 law which required that anyone 15 or older charged with certain felonies be automatically tried […]
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20 bills that died in the Oregon Legislature after Republicans walked out

Oregon’s Legislature was supposed to meet for five weeks. But three weeks in, Republicans walked out and, day after day, stayed away. Unable to pass bills, Democrats gave up Thursday and abruptly adjourned the session. Source: 20 bills that died in the Oregon Legislature after Republicans walked out – oregonlive.com

First murder case moved back to juvenile court under new Oregon law

A Eugene teen accused of beating a sleeping homeless man to death in 2018 will be tried as a juvenile in a court ruling that serves as the first test of Oregon’s overhauled juvenile justice system. Jonathan Daniel Kirkpatrick was 16 when authorities say he punched, kicked and repeatedly struck Ovid Neal in the head […]
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Oregon Legislature passes 3 bills during 2020 legislative session

Oregon lawmakers introduced 258 bills in the 2020 session, but with an extended Republican walkout shutting down the Legislature, only three passed and were signed into law. Those that made it: increased by $10 the fee for cultural registration license plates; required the Department of Education to create a form for schools to use after a student is diagnosed […]
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GUEST OPINION: Dental therapy bill holds promise of improved oral health

As Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson makes her way toward retirement from the Legislature, she’s working to advance a solution for dental therapy that she says will be instrumental in turning the tide on oral health disparities in Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – GUEST OPINION: Dental therapy bill holds promise of improved oral health

Cap-and-trade bill hearing to set stage for Oregon GOP walkout

A greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill is expected to pass out of a critical legislative committee on Monday, setting the stage for Senate Republicans to walk out from the Capitol. “This is the time. We’re going to vote the bill to the Senate floor and I assume the Republicans will do what they say they’re going […]
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Oregon Capitol considering education bills for remainder of session

Compensation for student athletes, diploma requirements, defining “sexual conduct,” brain injury protocol and eligibility for free and reduced-price meals are all subjects being discussed by Oregon’s Senate and House committees. Only 35 days long, the 2020 legislative short session is moving quickly, meaning bills progress, or die, quickly. Source: Oregon Capitol considering education bills for remainder of […]
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Governor wants $7.5 million for earthquake early warning system

Bill also creates a program to improve readiness for a quarter-million Oregon households in quake zones. Oregon would prepare 250,000 households to become self-sufficient following a catastrophic earthquake under legislation advancing in Salem. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor wants $7.5 million for earthquake early warning system

The Down and Dirty on Oregon’s ‘Cap and Trade’ bill

We take a look at what, exactly, controversial Senate Bill 1530 would, and wouldn’t do. The arguments and critiques are flying across the state about Senate Bill 1530, Oregon’s plan to set limits on — and shrink — the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Source: Pamplin Media Group – The Down and Dirty on Oregon’s ‘Cap […]
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‘This is the time’: Oregon cap-and-trade bill nears key hearing with votes secured

A greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill is expected to pass out of a critical legislative committee on Monday, setting the stage for Senate Republicans to walk out from the Capitol. “This is the time. We’re going to vote the bill to the Senate floor and I assume the Republicans will do what they say they’re […]
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