Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Juvenile offenders would catch a break under Measure 11 reform

By a single vote, the Oregon Senate supported a change to voter-approved Measure 11 to go . easier on violent juvenile offenders. The legislation now goes to the House. Source: Juvenile offenders would catch a break under Measure 11 reform | Malheur Enterprise

Bill would offer in-state tuition to undocumented students in Oregon graduate schools

State lawmakers are looking to expand in-state tuition. If it’s voted into law, SB 859 would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition for public Oregon graduate programs if they: Source: Bill would offer in-state tuition to undocumented students in Oregon graduate schools

No reasonable person should oppose SB 978 | Opinion

Senate Bill 978 is an omnibus gun violence prevention bill that should appeal to all Oregonians. This bill takes a common sense way toward firearm regulation that has become the hallmark of the thoughtful, incremental approach Oregon legislators have taken over the past three legislative sessions to protect us from harm by firearms and to […]
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Bill would require Oregon law enforcement agencies to psychologically evaluate applicants

Oregon does not require law enforcement agencies to psychologically evaluate job applicants before they become officers. But new legislation would change that. Source: Bill would require Oregon law enforcement agencies to psychologically evaluate applicants

Lawmakers try to steer ‘bypass’ through new highway districts

Bill could give local governments more power to build road connections they hope would ease traffic, move goods faster. The long debate over a highway cutting across rural Washington County to bypass congestion on roads and freeways has stretched into 2019. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lawmakers try to steer ‘bypass’ through new highway districts

Oregon Democrats’ legislative priorities come alive as Republican frustrations rise

Top legislative priorities for Oregon Democrats are still moving forward as the 2019 Legislature enters its second half, although Republicans have begun considering ways to slow the process in protest of a few contentious bills. On the Senate side, Republican lawmakers have been inundated with calls from gun rights activists calling on them to stop Senate Bill 978 — the […]
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Oregon Senate wants you to have to ask for plastic straws

If you want a plastic straw with your beverage in an Oregon restaurant or convenience store, you’d have to ask for it under a bill approved on Thursday in the state Senate. Source: Oregon Senate wants you to have to ask for plastic straws

Oregon Senate OKs bill to limit plastic straws

Plastic straws could be off the menu under a measure making its way through the Oregon Legislature. Source: Oregon Senate OKs bill to limit plastic straws

CAFO permitting changes don’t pass muster

New permitting requirements for Oregon’s confined animal feeding operations have failed to gain enough support on a key legislative committee to move forward this year. Source: CAFO permitting changes don’t pass muster

A New State Bill Could Determine the Future of Oregon’s Pot Industry

Oregon has too much pot. To be specific: According to a recent report from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), the state’s legal cannabis inventory system currently has enough cannabis to last us six and a half years. There’s some debate among those in the industry as to whether that estimate is accurate, but there’s […]
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