Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Oregon Legislation Prohibits Cannabis Stores from Collecting, Retaining Customer Data

Fear that the federal government may crack down on legalized marijuana has forced cannabis stores to rid themselves of any data that could be used to identify customers. Under Senate Bill 863, the state now prohibits pot stores from recording, retaining or transferring any customer information. Source: Oregon Legislation Prohibits Cannabis Stores from Collecting, Retaining […]
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Springfield tackles housing | Opinion |

Accessory dwelling units are another arrow in the ‘end homelessness’ quiver Accessory dwelling units aren’t a new idea, they’ve been around for centuries. They were just called something else: carriage houses, granny flats, mother-in-law apartments. Source: Springfield tackles housing | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

Your tracks are covered at pot stores

Fear that the federal government may crack down on legalized marijuana has forced cannabis stores to rid themselves of any data that could be used to identify customers. Under Senate Bill 863, the state now prohibits pot stores from recording, retaining or transferring any customer information. Source: Your tracks are covered at pot stores – News – […]
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Since You Asked: Bill targeting fast-lane hogs died in Oregon Legislature

Q: There is talk of new laws for drivers who hog the fast lanes of our roads. As a person who uses Highway 62 daily, I see trouble on 62 if this law is passed…. A: After we received your question, the Oregon Legislature ended its regular 2017 session without passing Senate Bill 532, which […]
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Our view: Stopping sex trafficking – Editorials

The recent large-scale police sting at an apartment in Richland opened a lot of eyes and surprised a lot of people. It was one piece of the horrific sex trafficking underground brought into the daylight. Following ads and messages placed by police operatives, 26 men were arrested after arriving at the apartment allegedly looking to […]
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Legislature Closes Session with Long Line of Healthcare Bills

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report.  library.help@state.or.us , 503-378-8800. Last-minute funding will provide for emergency housing assistance, Hepatitis C treatment and a short list of earmarks for clinic and hospital projects, including assistance for Cascade Aids Project’s new clinic. Source: Legislature Closes Session with Long Line […]
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Editorial: Suicide prevention bill is too broad and vague

Oregon’s newest gun control effort came from the best of intentions, nourished by lawmakers’ affection for one of their own. Sadly, it fails the safety-versus-rights test because it is too broad and too vague. Nevertheless, it passed in both houses, and the governor is expected to sign it. Source: Editorial: Suicide prevention bill is too […]
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Oregon to Enact Predictive Scheduling Law Affecting Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Employers

The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new law. Source: Oregon to Enact Predictive Scheduling Law Affecting Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Employers | The National Law […]
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Oregon Set to Become First State in Nation Requiring Employers to Give Hourly Employees Advance Notice of Work Schedules

Following cities like San Francisco and Seattle, on June 29, 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed the Fair Work Week Act (the “Act”), becoming the first state in the nation to require advance notice of hourly employee work schedules and additional compensation for last-minute changes. Source: Oregon Set to Become First State in Nation Requiring Employers […]
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Editorial: Public records law was improved

Oregon lawmakers took a good first step toward improving the public’s access to government records in the legislative session that just ended, though there’s still work to be done. Source: Editorial: Public records law was improved;