Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Oregon Senate Republicans still absent, no clear path forward

Oregon Senate Republicans continued their walkout from Senate floor sessions for the second day on Friday, avoiding Oregon State Police and thwarting Democrats who want to pass an economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill. Republicans want to change House Bill 2020, saying they have been alternatively cut out of the process or their suggestions have been dismissed by […]
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Nichole Harden: Reform private home care agencies – Opinion

Oregon legislators have a chance right now to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of seniors and people with disabilities, as well as those of the in-home care providers who work with them. SB 669, a bill up for a vote in the Legislature this session, would make needed reforms to the […]
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Kim Callinan: Codify improved Death with Dignity Act

Opponents of medical aid in dying, an end-of-life care option that allows terminally ill adults to peacefully end their suffering, are hyperbolizing the impact of the amendment (SB 579) the Oregon Legislature approved on Wednesday to the state’s first-in-the-nation Death with Dignity law. It is the model for the practice of medical aid in dying […]
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Farmers, ranchers immune from liability while fighting wildfires

The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to protect farmers and ranchers from liability while fighting dangerous wildfires, such as the 2018 Substation fire in Wasco and Sherman counties. Source: Farmers, ranchers immune from liability while fighting wildfires

Health care bills advance in Oregon Legislature

With the 2019 legislative session winding down, it’s crunch time for a host of health care-related bills. Here are four bills that inched forward this week: Source: Health care bills advance in Oregon Legislature

Pre-paid Oregon ballots one step closer to becoming law

Oregon voters might not have to pony up for a stamp if they mail in their ballot in the 2020 election. A key legislative budget subcommittee advanced a measure Wednesday that would require the state to provide pre-paid envelopes to voters. Senate Bill 861 now heads to the full Ways and Means Committee. Source: Pre-paid […]
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Oregon House votes to reserve death penalty for most egregious murders

The House voted 33-26 Wednesday to prohibit capital punishment in all but the most egregious of murders. In Oregon, aggravated murder is the only crime punishable by death. Currently, the definition of aggravated murder applies in about 20 different circumstances, including murder-for-hire and murder after escaping a correctional facility. Source: Oregon House votes to reserve death penalty for most […]
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Oregon Senate Approves Controversial Restrictions On Electronic Voter Petitions

Democrats pushed a bill through the Oregon Senate Wednesday to crack down on the use of voter petitions distributed over the internet, a move that infuriated many citizen activists and Republican lawmakers. So-called electronic petitions have become a popular tool for campaigns collecting the signatures needed to overturn laws passed by the Legislature, recall elected […]
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Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight

The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that’s a signature from the governor away from becoming law. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight | The Lund Report

Death With Dignity Bill Draws Party Line Vote

As the Oregon legislative session nears its final days and lawmakers rush to move priority bills through committees, advocates of the state’s pioneering Death with Dignity law are pushing for a change to increase patient access to life-ending drugs. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Death With Dignity Bill Draws Party Line Vote […]
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