Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Oregon Senate Democrats point to unexpected ally ahead of business tax vote today

As Oregon Senate Democrats prepare for a contentious tax vote today, they’re pointing to a potentially surprising ally: the conservative leaning Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. Source: Oregon Senate Democrats point to unexpected ally ahead of business tax vote today | OregonLive.com

Oregon Senate Votes To Strip Gun Rights From Stalkers, Abusers 

Oregon state senators approved a measure to strengthen the state’s gun laws by expanding the number of people who are banned from owning a gun in the case of domestic violence or stalking cases. Source: Oregon Senate Votes To Strip Gun Rights From Stalkers, Abusers . News | OPB

Oregon Senate approves new consumer protections after Equifax data breach

Spurred by last year’s massive Equifax data breach, the Oregon Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to stiffen protections for consumers when their sensitive information is stolen. The high-profile Equifax breach, which reportedly affected 143 million Americans, including 1.7 million Oregonians, was just one of 1,579 data breaches nationwide in 2017 — a record high, according to […]
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Editorial: Making domestic violence victims safer

The Oregon Senate has taken a much-needed step on behalf of domestic violence victims by elevating the seriousness of the crime of strangulation. The upper chamber on Tuesday unanimously passed Senate Bill 1562, which expands the definition of strangulation and makes it a Class C felony when it is committed against a family member or […]
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Senate Democrats jettison business tax reforms and low and middle-income breaks from tax plan

Oregon lawmakers’ response to the federal tax overhaul no longer contains tax cuts for low and middle-income wage earners and reforms to the state’s own business tax break, after Senate Democrats removed those provisions on Tuesday. Source: Senate Democrats jettison business tax reforms and low and middle-income breaks from tax plan

Bill protects public health and safe fisheries

The Oregon Senate passed a bill on Monday that establishes a sea-to-sale tracking program to protect public health without shutting down entire segments of the seafood industry. Senate Bill 1550 – which passed with a 27-0 vote on the Senate floor on Feb. 19 – authorizes the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to adopt record-keeping […]
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Divisions grow on Oregon mandatory reporting bill

A bill clarifying mandatory reporting and other abuse laws was expected to pass easily this session with bipartisan, bicameral support in the Oregon Legislature. But an amendment reducing the minimum age for reporting may upend it all. And one of the chief sponsors may drop out. Source: Divisions grow on Oregon mandatory reporting bill

New legislation to localize domoic acid closures

A bill aimed at assisting fishermen and fishing processors by limiting regional closures of crab harvest due to domoic acid passed unanimously in the Oregon state senate yesterday. Senate Bill 1550 is a bipartisan bill that calls for better tracking of domoic acid so that resulting closures can be more localized and not regional. Source: […]
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Senate committee to take another pass at tax plan

The bill amends a plan aimed at tempering the effects of federal tax reform on Oregon’s budget. A slimmed-down version of one of the short session’s key tax bills is up for a committee vote Tuesday. Source: Senate committee to take another pass at tax plan

In-state tuition for noncitizens steps closer

The Oregon Senate on Monday passed a bill to give resident tuition to noncitizens who have graduated from Oregon high schools. Pushing back on federal policies on immigration, the Oregon Senate on Monday passed a bill that would give in-state college tuition to noncitizens who have graduated from an Oregon high school. Source: In-state tuition […]
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