Tag Archives: Senate Bills

New law could take Lane County man off of death row

A new law that redefines the crime of aggravated murder in the state of Oregon could mean that a Lane County man may be taken off of death row, to the surprise of prosecutors who were reassured during the legislative session that the law wouldn’t apply to old cases. Source: New law could take Lane […]
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New state law could hinder Hightower murder trial

New law may take death penalty and aggravated murder charges off table in Charles Vernon case. Charles Vernon, one of three defendants charged in the 2016 death of Apache Hightower, may now face lesser charges after Gov. Kate Brown signed into law new standards for aggravated murder charges. Source: Pamplin Media Group – New state […]
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Another day, another interpretation of Oregon’s new law limiting the death penalty

The former House majority leader who helped spearhead a new law limiting death penalty cases said Thursday the legislation was written as she intended and she doesn’t support a call for a special session to fix it. Source: Another day, another interpretation of Oregon’s new law limiting the death penalty

Damascus Files Oregon Supreme Court Petition To Defend Its Cityhood

Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon Senate Bill 226 into law last month, looking to officially disincorporate Damascus. City officials are challenging it. Source: Damascus Files Oregon Supreme Court Petition To Defend Its Cityhood

Judge: Salem man’s murder sentencing to go forward despite change in law

With passage of a new Oregon law, lawyers for a man who pleaded guilty to murder earlier this year fought Tuesday to have his sentencing postponed. Source: Judge: Salem man’s murder sentencing to go forward despite change in law

Governor tosses olive branches to rural Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown whittled down her list of prospective vetoes to just a pair of line items last week, and ended up allowing a bill of considerable interest to rural Oregonians to stand, in addition to a bill that will allow work to proceed on a project to replace dams in Newport. Whether her actions […]
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Oregon’s new law limiting the death penalty applies to past cases, new legal opinion says

State legislators this year assured Oregonians that a new law significantly limiting the death penalty in Oregon wouldn’t apply to death row cases returned to lower courts for retrial or new sentencing hearings. Now, a top lawyer with the Oregon Department of Justice has told prosecutors that the law does indeed affect those cases — […]
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Oregon Eggs Must Come From Cage-Free Chickens in Five Years

Gov. Kate Brown today signed a bill freeing egg-laying hens from cages. Senate Bill 1019 requires commercial farms with 3,000 or more chickens to go cage-free and prevents the purchase or sale of caged eggs, in places such as grocery stores and restaurants, starting in 2024. Source: Oregon Eggs Must Come From Cage-Free Chickens in Five […]
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Gov. Brown set to sign four bills that address Oregon’s housing crisis

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign four bills Thursday to address the state’s housing crisis. Senate Bill 5512, House Bill 2003, House Bill 2001, and House Bill 2006 all declare emergencies. Source: Gov. Brown set to sign four bills that address Oregon’s housing crisis

Free classes to inform locals on new senate bill

The passing of Senate Bill 608, The Tenant Protection Bill, Oregonians will see a change in their relationship with their landlords. SB 608 affects the relationship between landlords and tenants in multiple ways, with some of the major points being the way landlords work with their month-to-month tenants and the total amount of annual rent […]
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