May 8, 2023
Legislative Report - Week of 5/8
It appears to this reporter that the Oregon legislative session could effectively be over. Several Republican Senators will soon run out of their 9 allowed unexcused absences, but several others will alternate with them to deny a quorum in the Senate for a few more days or a week.
Feb 27, 2023
Legislative Report - Week of 2/27
House Speaker Rayfield submitted a new bill at the request of Governor Kotek on campaign contribution limits, HB 3455. Analysis has shown that this bill is very similar to Rayfield’s previous bill, HB 2003, and bills from previous sessions, with the same gaping loopholes for special interest groups.
Jan 30, 2023
Legislative Report - Week of 1/30
The People Not Politicians coalition, in which the LWV of Oregon is a leader, now has an office in Wilsonville and a campaign manager. It will circulate only IP 14 (only legislative redistricting) and will begin collecting petition signatures probably in February.
Jan 17, 2023
Legislative Report - Week of 1/10-1/17
Work continued over holidays with the DoR (Dept of Revenue) ORMAP’s Land Information System OAR and Cybersecurity Working Group. See earlier reports for previous intersession work including the AG’s data privacy progress and numerous elections bills.