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LWV Testimony

2019

State/Local Testimonies:

February 21, 2019: The Register-Guard: Cap and trade: Oregon lawmakers work to adopt policy

February 21, 2019: The Register-Guard: Bowers: Cap and trade could make farming unviable

February 1, 2019: Public Comment on Jordan Cove Energy Project Removal-Fill Permit–DSL Application Number 60697 NWP-201741 – Oppose

Public Records and Transparency

April 15, 2019: HB 2015 – Modifies Driver’s License Requirement – Support

National Popular Vote

April 2, 2019: SB 870 – Enacts National Popular Vote Interstate Compact – Support

Housing

April 11, 2019: HB 3349 – Reduced Mortgage Interest Deduction; Savings Transfer to Oregon Housing Fund – Support

April 5, 2019: HB 2001 w/ -11 amendments –Missing Middle Housing Policies – Support

March 26, 2019: SB 5512 – Oregon Housing and Community Services Budget – Support

Gun Safety

April 2, 2019: HB 2505 – Requires securing of firearm with trigger, cable lock or locked container – Support

April 2, 2019: HB 2013 – Relating to firearms prohibition in domestic violence court orders – Support

April 2, 2019: HB 3329 – Relating to minimum age restrictions on firearm transfers – SUPPORT

April 2, 2019: SB 978-1 – Relating to firearm age restrictions, safe storage, 3-D guns, gun injury reporting requirements, CHL fees, public building regulations – Support

March 26, 2019: SB 801 – Relating to firearm safety instruction at public schools – Oppose

Pesticides/Toxics

March 25, 2019: SB 853 – Relating to pesticides, prohibits chlorpyrifos – Support

March 25, 2019: HB 3058 – Relating to pesticides, prohibits chlorpyrifos – Support

Women’s Issues

March 21, 2019: HB 3031 – Creates family and medical leave insurance program to provide covered employee with portion of wages while on family medical leave – Support

Social Policy

April 10, 2019: HB 2123 HB 2158 HB 2159 HB 2169 HB 2270 – Taxing tobacco and vaping products – Support

April 3, 2019: SB 5513 – Oregon Judicial Department – Support

March 28, 2019: SB 966 – Review before transfer and SB 1008 Second Look hearing – Support

March 28, 2019: SB 968 – Sentences for Juvenile Offenders – Support

March 28, 2019: SB 969 – Eliminates Adult Prosecution for Youth – Support

March 19, 2019: SB 5532 – Public Defense Services Commission – Support

March 19, 2019: SB 595 – Allows use of some local transient lodging tax to fund affordable workforce housing – Support

March 14, 2019: SB 5525 – Oregon Health Authority Budget – Support

March 7, 2019: HB 2625 – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – Support

March 6, 2019: SB 5541 – Oregon Youth Authority Budget – Support

March 4, 2019: HB 3349 – Reduced Mortgage Interest Deduction; Savings Transfer to Oregon Housing Fund – Support

Education

April 10, 2019: HB 2019 (as presented 4-9-19) – Student Success – Comments

March 26, 2019: HB 2562 – Title IX enforcement and compliance, sexual harassment prevention and gender discrimination prevention – Support

March 6, 2019: HB 5015 – Oregon Department of Education – Youth Development Division (YDD) – Comment

March 6, 2019: HB 5015 – Oregon Department of Education – Early Learning Division (ELD) – Comment

March 4, 2019: HB 2897 – Establishes Early Childhood Equity Fund for culturally specific early learning, early childhood, and parent support programs – Support

February 26, 2019: School Meals (HB 2760) and Breakfast after the Bell (HB 2765) – Support

Criminal Justice

February 4, 2019: SB 5506 – Criminal Justice Commission Budget – Support

Climate Change

April 8, 2019: Senate Joint Memorial 7 – Green New Deal Resolution – Support

April 5, 2019: SB 928 – Climate Authority – Support

March 7, 2019: SB 508 – Changes definition of Renewable Portfolio Standard – Oppose

February 14, 2019: HB 2020 – Clean Energy Jobs Bill – SUPPORT

Natural Resources

April 15, 2019: SB 753 – Oregon Ocean Science Trust – SUPPORT

April 3, 2019: SB 45 – Updating fees for DOGAMI’s MLRR Division – Support

March 28, 2019: HB 5035 – Department of State Lands Budget – Support

March 21, 2019: SB 5511 – Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Budget – Support

March 19, 2019: Dept. of Environmental Quality Environmental Data Management System Project – Support

March 16, 2019: HB 2007 – Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule diesel engine emission standards for medium-duty trucks and heavy-duty trucks – SUPPORT

March 7, 2019: HB 5043 – Water Resources Department Budget – Support

March 4, 2019: HB 2003 – Housing Needs Analysis (HNAs) & Other Housing Issues – Comments

March 4, 2019: SB 756 – Onsite Septic Loan Program – Continued SUPPORT

March 4, 2019: HB 2085 – Dam Safety Regulations – Support

February 21, 2019: HB 5017 and 5018 – Dept. of Environmental Quality Budget and Fees – Support

February 19, 2019: HB2860 – Safe Well Water Bill – Support

February 11, 2019: HB 5027 – Dept. of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) Budget – Support

February 11, 2019: SB 260–Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Investment Program on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia – Support

February 11, 2019: SB 753 – Oregon Ocean Science Trust – SUPPORT

February 6, 2019: HB 5002 – Dept. of Agriculture budget – Comments

February 5, 2019: HB 2623–Prohibits use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production – Support

February 4, 2019: HB 2228 – Establishes Technical Assistance Program with Housing and Community Services – Proposed Amendments and HB 2228 Proposed Amendments

February 1, 2019: Public Comment on Jordan Cove Energy Project Removal-Fill Permit–DSL Application Number 60697 NWP-201741 – Oppose

January 31, 2019: SB 5527 – Parks and Recreation Department Budget – Support

January 30, 2019: HB 2084 – Extends Sunset Date for Place-Based Planning – Support

January 29, 2019: HB 2075 – Establishes the Development Readiness Program to assist local governments – Support

January 22, 2019: SB 27 – Relating to Oregon Drinking Water Quality Act fees – Support

Governance

April 16, 2019: HB 2492 – Regarding prisoner counting for redistricting – Support with comments

April 15, 2019: SB 594 – Disclosure of economic information for candidates for federal office – Support

April 10, 2019: HB 3049 – Prohibits elections’ officials’ names from appearing on voting materials concurrently, both as candidate and overseeing incumbent official – Comments

April 1, 2019: SB 346 – Zero-Based Budgeting – Oppose

March 25 2019: Floor Letter on House Bill 861 – Support

March 17, 2019: SB 755 – Related to funding the Citizens’ Initiative Review Commission – Support

March 14, 2019: SB 2906 (2017) – Funding for navigatOR geospatial data sharing program – Support

March 13, 2019: HB 2983 – Disclosure of “dark money” organizations intending to influence Oregon elections – Support

March 13, 2019: HB 2716 – Campaign advertisements must include person who paid for them – Support

March 13, 2019: HJR 13, SJR 18 – Constitutional amendments allowing campaign contribution limits – Support

March 12, 2019: HB 2431 – Annual agency reporting on public records requests – Support

March 12, 2019: HB 2430 – Eliminates sunset date of Public Records Advisory Council – Support

March 12, 2019: HB 2353 – Penalties for undue delays in fulfilling public records requests – Support

March 11, 2019: SB 861 – Requires state to pay for ballot return envelopes – Comments

March 4, 2019: HB 3349 – Reduced Mortgage Interest Deduction; Savings Transfer to Oregon Housing Fund – Support

February 26, 2019: HB 2139 (with -1 Amendment)/HB 3028 – Increase percentage of federal earned income tax credit (EITC) allowable as credit against Oregon personal income tax – Support

February 25, 2019: SB 10 – Establishes Density Requirements Adjacent to Transportation Corridors – Concerns

February 25, 2019: SB 8 – Requires Payment of Costs on Appeals – Oppose

February 18, 2019: HB 2234 – Establishes centralized (opt-in) electronic candidate filing system – Support

February 18, 2019: HB 2685 – Relating to filing information provided when running for public office – Support

February 15, 2019: HB 2709 – Independent expenditures in coordination with candidates – Support

February 11, 2019: SB 224 – Multiple elections statute fixes – Comments

January 25, 2019: HCR 8 In Memorium – Mary Katherine “Kappy” Eaton, 1924-2018 – Support

Human Services

February 26, 2019: HB 5026 – Department of Human Services Budget – Support and Comments

February 12, 2019: HB 2010 – Improve Access to Health Care – Support

February 11, 2019: HB 2001 – Addressing the “missing middle” and other provisions – Comments/Concerns

February 5, 2019: Comment on Next Steps Regarding Personally Identifiable Information

Revenue

April 15, 2019: HB 2019-9 – Student Success – Support

March 26, 2019: HB 3028 (with -2) – Increase percentage of federal earned income tax credit (EITC) allowable as credit against Oregon personal income tax – Support

March 19, 2019: SJR 23 – Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to use of excess revenue – Oppose

March 8, 2019: HB 2144 – Addition to Federal Taxable Income for Investment in Qualified Opportunity Zone – Support

March 1, 2019: Ways and Means Regional Testimony 3-1-19


2018

Education

February 6, 2018: SB 1563 – Undocumented students need not apply for federal identification document – Support

February 5, 2018: HB 4066 – Early Childhood Equity Innovation Fund to culturally specific early learning, early childhood and parent support programs – Support

February 5, 2018: HB 4067 – Expands definition of “child with a disability” for special education – Support

February 5, 2018: HB 4014 – Removes requirement that foster child complete volunteer service hours to qualify for tuition waiver – Support

Governance and Revenue

February 22, 2018: SB 1510 -7 Amendment –initiative petition titles during Supreme Court review – Comment

February 8, 2018: HB 4077 – Close (SEI) Statement of Economic Interest disclosure loophole – Support

February 8, 2018: SB 1528– Limits pass-through tax deduction – Comment

February 7, 2018: HB 4076 – Establishes Small Donor Funded Elections program – Support

February 6, 2018: SB 1514 – Sunset Review of state boards, commissions, committees, task forces and other executive department entities – Concerns

February 5, 2018: SB 1527 (10.2) – Limits nonpassive income to partnership or S corporation that may be claimed – Comment

February 2, 2018: SB 1512 – Referral of National Popular Vote Interstate Compact – Oppose

Natural Resources

February 20, 2018: HB 4060, -7 amendment, relating to reduction in local review of impacts on aggregate mining – Oppose

February 7, 2018: HB 4148 – Establishes Oregon Energy Board as advisory body for State Dept. of Energy – Support

February 6, 2018: HB 4004 – Relating to safe transport of hazardous substances including fossil fuels – Support

February 5, 2018: HB 4092 – New standards for expansion of state airport – Oppose

February 5, 2018: HB4001 and SB1507 – Clean Energy Jobs Bill – SUPPORT 

February 2, 2018: HB 4006 – Addressing Rent Burdened Communities – Support only with DLCD Funding

February 2, 2018: HB 4007 – Section 12, Increase in the Document Recording Fee in 2018 – Support

Social Policy

February 20, 2018:  HB 4145, Relating to firearms and relationship status of stalkers – Support

February 12, 2018: SJM 202, Urging Congressional action on assault-style weapons and accessories – Support

February 8, 2018: HB 4096 – Oregon Judicial Department – Support

February 7, 2018: HB 4081 – Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – Support

February 5, 2018: HJR 203 – Proposes amendment to provide health care for all – Comments

February 5, 2018: HJR 201 – Constitutional Amendment to Allow Local Governments to bond for Affordable Housing – Support 

February 5, 2018: HB 4018 – Coordinated Care Organizations – Support

February 2, 2018: HB 4005 – Reports on the price and costs of prescription drugs – Support

February 2, 2018: HB 4145, Relating to firearms and relationship status of stalkers – Support


2017

Education

June 13, 2017: SB 437 private school weighted vouchers student education savings account – Oppose 

May 8, 2017: HB 2219 A –Comment

May 8, 2017: HB 2013 – Preschool program administered by Early Learning Division – Support

April 4, 2017: HB 2311 40-40-20 Higher Ed Goals – Support – LWVOR

March 23, 2017: SB 395, 396, 551 Foster College – SUPPORT

March 23, 2017: HB 3087 Family Leave – SUPPORT

March 21, 2017: HB 2587 40-40-20 Modifications – SUPPORT

March 21, 2017: SB 118 Tax Abatement Re Schools – SUPPORT

March 16, 2017: Board of Education SB 746-SB 649  – COMMENTS

March 14, 2017: SB 5516 – Department of Education Measure 98, COMMENT on BUDGET LIMITATIONS

March 14, 2017: SB 5516 – Department of Education Budget for the Youth Development Division – SUPPORT

March 13, 2017: SB 5516 Department of Education Budget for the Early Learning Division, SUPPORT

February 27, 2017: HB 2261 Youth Development Council to include coordinating statewide services to youth who identify as LGBTQ, Support

February 26, 2017: HB 2657 Task Force on Out-of-School Youth, Support

February 23, 2017: HJR 14 promoting Civics Education, Comment

February 22, 2017: SB 439, SB 565 and SB 595, Comment

February 21, 2017: HB 2219 and HB 2691 re Civics Education, Comment

February 17, 2017: HB 2216 Oregon Foster Children’s Sibling Bill of Rights – Support

February 7, 2017: Ballot Measure 98 hearing on February 8, Comment

Governance and Revenue

July 3, 2017: HB 3464 Citizenship and immigration status privacy – Support

June 20, 2017: HB 2927, Enacts National Popular Vote Interstate Compact – Support;  SB 825, Enacts National Popular Vote Interstate Compact via Referral – Oppose

June 13, 2017: HB 2830-2 – Bridge and CAT, Tax Reform Support, pass this session

June 7, 2017: HB 3464 – Citizenship and immigration status privacy – Support

June 5, 2017: HB 2873 A -Requires county elections to send tax or GO Bond ballot materials to ORESTAR – Support

May 23, 2017: Senate Bill 481 A– Public records access policy – Support with comments

May 23, 2017: SB 90 pertains to state agency cybersecurity – Support

May 17, 2017: HB 3274 A Small Business office public records disclosures – Support

April 25, 2017: HB 3361 – Chief Data Officer, web portal, data standards – Support

April 25, 2017: HB 2101 – 14 Review of Public Records disclosure exemptions – Comments

April 19, 2017: SB 225-1 Personal responsibility for Treasurer of Petition Committee or PAC – Support

April 9, 2017: HB 2906 OR Geographic Info Council 4-9-17 Support

April 5, 2017: HB 3422 Petition signature observation Testimony 4-5-17 LWVOR

April 4, 2017: HCR 24 Testimony by videoconferencing 2017 04 04 – Support

March 27, 2017: SB 5536 Elections Division Budget COMMENTS

March 27, 2017: SB 888_Tax returns_3-27-17 – SUPPORT

March 22, 2017: SB 481 TESTIMONY Public Records Access Policy 3-22-2017 Support with Comments

March 22, 2017: SB 106 TESTIMONY PR Advocate and Council 3-22-17 – Support with Comments

March 21, 2017: HB 2584 Testimony 3-21-17 – SUPPORT

March 21, 2017: HB 2505 Testimony 2017-03-21 – COMMENT

March 13, 2017: HB 2927, Enacts Interstate Compact to Elect the President by National Popular Vote – SUPPORT

March 13, 2017: House Bill 2948 – Allows those at least 16 years old to register to vote – SUPPORT

March 13, 2017: HB 2872 – Establish request process for voting materials in other languages – COMMENT

March 13, 2017: HB 2871 – study effective voter registration, not in English–SUPPORT

March 7, 2017: HB 2771 – Phases out allowance of itemized deduction for real property taxes – SUPPORT

March 6, 2017: SB 802 – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to allow 16 year olds to pre-register to vote.–SUPPORT

March 2, 2017: HB 2831– corporate minimum tax imposed on S corporations– SUPPORT

March 2, 2017: HB 2830 – Providing for revenue raising; increases corporate excise tax rates – SUPPORT

March 1, 2017: HB 2702 – Campaign advertisement disclaimers – SUPPORT

March 1, 2017: HB 2584 – Independent expenditures and coordination of campaign expenditures – SUPPORT

February 28, 2017: SJR 2 – Support With Comments

February 27, 2017: HB 2578 – Establishes Small Donor Funded Elections program – Support

February 27, 2017: HJR 6 -– Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to the legislative districts of Senators – Oppose

February 20, 2017: SJR 3 – Property Tax Amendment– Comments

Natural Resources

June 21, 2017: HB 2007 A, Requiring Local Development Code Changes – Oppose

June 5, 2017: SB 847 – Trust Land Transfer Program and Establishment of a Fund – Support

May 22, 2017: HB 2269-A – Funding for Air Quality Regulations – SUPPORT 

May 15, 2017: HB2711A – Imposes moratorium on use of hydraulic fracturing – Support 

May 11, 2017: HB 2269-A – Funding for Air Quality Regulations – SUPPORT

April 27, 2017: HB 2135A – Clean Energy Jobs Bill – SUPPORT

April 18, 2017: Natural Resources Agency Budgets – Comments

April 13, 2017: SB 7 – Oil Train Safety – Support

April 13, 2017: SB 5542 – WRD Budget – Support

April 11, 2017: SB 186 – Land Use Changes – Oppose

April 10, 2017: SB 1007 – Climate Test – Support

April 9, 2017: HB 3343-1 Climate Test – Support

April 5, 2017: SB 5519 Forestry Budget Comments LWVOR 4-5-2017

April 4, 2017: HB 3373 Moneys for Goal 10 4-4-17 Support – LWVOR

April 2, 2017: LWVOR Comments to CAO 4-2-17

April 2, 2017: SB 114 SB 258 – Repeal of Voter Annex -4-3-17 LWVOR

March 29, 2017: SB 644_DOGAMI & Land Use – OPPOSE

March 29, 2017: HB 3245 Amending Comp Plans OPPOSE

March 28, 2017: HB 5010 ODFW Budget COMMENTS

March 23, 2017: SB 5537 DSL budget – SUPPORT

March 21, 2017: HB 2706 Water Mgmt Fee 2017 0322 – SUPPORT

March 20, 2017: HB 2710 Bldg Codes – COMMENTS

March 20, 2017: HB 2020 OR Global Warm & ODOE – COMMENTS

March 18, 2017: SB 847 Trust Land Transfer – SUPPORT

March 17, 2017: HB 2669 Toxics Reporting – LWVOR – SUPPORT

March 14, 2017: HB 2893, New Requirement on UGB Evaluations Related to Soil Classes – OPPOSE

March 14, 2017: HB 2894, Permits Cities to Modify Analysis of Proposed UGB Expansion Lands – OPPOSE

March 14, 2017: HB 2937 – Permits “Accessory Dwellings” on Rural Residential and EFU Lands – OPPOSE

March 12, 2017: SB 5518, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Budget – COMMENTS

March 12, 2017: HB 2131 – Relating to safe transport of hazardous materials including fossil fuels – SUPPORT

March 7, 2017: SB 1008 – Addressing Health Concerns around Diesel Engines – SUPPORT

March 7, 2017: HB 2711: Imposes moratorium on use of hydraulic fracturing – SUPPORT

March 5, 2017: HB 5011, Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) – Comments

February 28, 2017: SB 557 – Clean Energy Jobs Bill – SUPPORT

February 28, 2017: SB 5527 – Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) budget – COMMENTS

February 27, 2017: HB 2320 – Non-motorized Boating Program -Support

February 22, 2017: SB 5502 – Department of Agriculture Budget – Comments

February 13, 2017: HB 2295 Water Resource Dept. Fee Increases – Support

February 7, 2017: Measure 98 – COMMENTS

January 30, 2017: SB 383 On-Site Septics – SUPPORT 

Social Policy

May 15, 2017: HB 3380A – Parent Alternative Sentencing – Support

May 15, 2017: HB 3060 – Preventing Discrimination Public Contracting 

May 12, 2017: SB 261 – Rape Shield Law – Support 

May 12, 2017: SB 261 – Civil Rape Shield Law – Support

April 27, 2017: HB 2388A – Pharmacy Benefit Managers – Support

April 14, 2017: House and Senate Policy Committees – Comments/Concerns

April 14, 2017: HB 2526 – Firearm education materials – Support

April 13, 2017: SB 868 – Extreme Risk Protection Orders – Support

April 13, 2017: SB 797 – Loopholes in current gun laws – Support

April 10, 2017: LWV testimony HB 3078 Support 4-10-17

April 4, 2017: LWV Testimony in support of HB 3380

April 3, 2017: SB 5526 – Department of Human Services Budget – Comments

April 3, 2017: SB 241 Children of Incarcerated Parents – Support 4-3-17

April 3, 2017: SB 242 Family Preservation Project- Support 4-3-17

March 30, 2017: HB 5033 Public Defense Services Commission – COMMENTS

March 23, 2017: HB 5004 – DOC Testimony 2017 – SUPPORT

March 22, 2017: HB 3060 Preventing Discrimination Public Contracting – SUPPORT

March 20, 2017: HB 2561 PDS Testimony – SUPPORT

March 15, 2017: HB 5026 – OHA 2017 Testimony – SUPPORT

March 15, 2017: HB 5013 OJD Testimony 2017 – SUPPORT

March 14, 2017: Reproductive Health Equity Act – SUPPORT

March 14, 2017: HB 5026 – Oregon Health Authority Budget – Comments

March 14, 2017: HB 3391 – Reproductive Health Equity Act – SUPPORT

March 7, 2017: HB 2006 – Mortgage Interest Deduction Reform – SUPPORT

March 6, 2017: HB 2726 – Health Care for All Children – SUPPORT

February 22, 2017: HB 5042 Oregon Youth Authority – SUPPORT


2016

Social Policy

February 5, 2016: HB 4042 – General Assistance  – SUPPORT

February 4, 2016: HB 4017 – Basic Health Program –  SUPPORT

Gun Safety and Violence Prevention

February 3, 2016: HB 4147 – Eliminate default proceed – SUPPORT

February 3, 2016: HB 4075 – Relating to the establishment of a school tip line – SUPPORT

Natural Resources

February 3, 2016: SB 1563 – Onsite Septic Loan Program – SUPPORT

February 1, 2016: SB 1588 – Rural Counties NOT complying w SB100 – OPPOSE

February 1, 2016: HB 4125 – Safe Well Water 2016 – SUPPORT

February 1, 2016: SB 1574 – Healthy Climate Bill – SUPPORT

Land Use

January 30, 2016: SB 1575 – Multiple Policies Related to Housing and Land Use – OPPOSE 

January 30, 2016: SB 1548 – Overturn Goal 14 – OPPOSE

January 30, 2016: SB 1533 – Inclusionary Zoning – SUPPORT

January 30, 2016: HB 4001 Section 7– Inclusionary Zoning – SUPPORT

Transportation

February 1, 2016: HB 4078 – Transit Expansion Fund – SUPPORT

Governance

February 3, 2016: HB 4130 – Public Record Maintenance – SUPPORT

February 3, 2016: SJR 201 – Repeal of Ballot Measure #50 – SUPPORT