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2020 LWVOR Testimony (updated 4/6/2020)

Special Emergency

March 25, 2020: COVID-19 Transparency – Support

Natural Resources

May 4, 2020: 2020 Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan (FMP) – Comments
February 10, 2020: HB 4095 – Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansions – OPPOSE
February 7, 2020: SB 1554 – Funding for the Oregon Ocean Science Fund and Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – SUPPORT
February 6, 2020: HB 4069 – Reporting of Water Use Measurements – SUPPORT
February 5, 2020: SB 1536 – Recommendations from the Wildfire Council – Comments
February 5, 2020: SB 1537 – Oregon’s Resiliency Going Forward – Comments/Support
February 4, 2020: HB 4070 – Onsite Septic Loan Program – Continued SUPPORT
January 22, 2020: Petition to Adopt Rules Regarding Indirect Sources of Air Pollution
January 27, 2020: Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Third-Party Verification 2019, Rulemaking – Support

Climate Change

February 20, 2020: HB 4167 – The Oregon Greenhouse Gas Initiative – Support
February 11, 2020: SB 1530 -2, -27 – The Oregon Greenhouse Gas Initiative – Support
February 11, 2020: HB 4105—Fossil Fuel Restriction Bill—Support

Revenue

February 13, 2020: SB 1560 – Estate Tax Modifications – Oppose
February 2, 2020: HB 4010 – Oregon Opportunity Zone Tax Bill, Disconnect – Support

Governance

March 6, 2020: Draft Ballot Title for LC 161, IRR 401, SJR 18 (2019) – Comment
February 19, 2020: HCR 204 – Commemorating Oregon’s 19th Amendment ratification – Support
February 11, 2020: HCR 204 – Commemorating Oregon’s 19th Amendment ratification – Support
February 10, 2020: SB 1506 – Office of the Public Records Advocate – Support
February 4, 2020: HB 4124 – Establishes Task Force on Political Campaign Contribution Limits – Comment
February 4, 2020: HB 4123 – Requires SEI to include certain information about business sources of income – Support

Education

February 6, 2020: SB 1566 – Section that extends eligibility for Oregon Promise to certain Oregon foster children who attain their highest level of education while in out-of-state placement – Support
February 3, 2020: HB 4132 – Student Health Surveys – Support
February 3, 2020: HB 4127-1 – School Dental Pilot – Support

Social Policy

March 25, 2020: Runaway and Homeless Youth – Support
February 10, 2020: HB 4148 – Oregon Indian Child Welfare Act – Support
February 10, 2020: HB 4040 – Family Treatment Court – Support
February 10, 2020: SB 1575 – Fitness to Proceed – Support
February 6, 2020: HB 4077 – Safe Well Water Bill – Support
February 5, 2020: SB 1566 – Modifies Oregon Promise Program and Child Welfare Rules – Comments
February 5, 2020: HB 4121 – Relating to Correctional Facility Contracts – Support
February 5, 2020: HB 4131 – Relating to the Family Preservation Project – Support
February 3, 2020: HB 4039 – Runaway and Homeless Youth – Comments

Housing

February 14, 2020: HB 5202 – $20 million Lottery Bonds to Maintain Affordable Housing – Support
February 12, 2020: SB 1534 – Allows Oregon Labor and Industries to provide support to Oregonians in cases involving housing discrimination – Support
February 10, 2020: HB 4084 – Funding Rural System Development Charges Program Pilot – SUPPORT
February 5, 2020: HB 4002 – Housing and Community Services Long-Term Rent Assistance Study – Support

Gun Safety

February 12, 2020: SB 1538 – Authorizes local government regulation of firearms in public buildings – Support
February 7, 2020: HB 4005 – Relating to safe storage of firearms – Support

Pesticides

February 11, 2020: HB 4109 – Relating to prevention of health impacts from exposure to chlorpyrifos – Support

Air Quality

April 1, 2020: Proposed General Air Quality Permits – Comments/Suggestions on AQGP-006
February 28, 2020: Air Contaminant Discharge Permit Fee Increase 2020 – SUPPORT
February 12, 2020: SB 5702 – Vehicle Inspection Fee Increases – SUPPORT
February 9, 2020: HB 4024 – Addressing hydrofluorocarbons – SUPPORT

Healthcare

February 11, 2020: SB 1535 – Methods for collecting information used in the pharmaceutical supply chain – Support

2019 LWVOR Testimony

Public Records and Transparency
Natural Resources
August 12, 2019: LCDC 2019-21 Policy Agenda – COMMENTS
May 14, 2019: HB 2085 A – Dam Safety Regulations – Support with –A5 amendments
May 14, 2019: Agenda Items 9 and 10, Amendments to the Territorial Sea Plan, Parts 3 and 5
April 29, 2019: HCR 33 – Urges Development of Water Vision for Oregon – Support
April 26, 2019: HB 2084 – Extends Sunset Date for Place-Based Planning – Support
April 16, 2019: HB 5005 – Bond Authorization Bill, DEQ Request for Environmental Data Management System Project – Support
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
November 22, 2019: Ideal CFR Limits Bill Elements – Comment
July 22, 2019: SB 761 Enrolled – single signature electronic petition sheets– Request to veto
June 17, 2019: HB 2716 A – Campaign ads must include names of persons that paid for the communication – Supportive
June 12, 2019: HB 2983 A – Disclosure of “dark money” organizations intending to influence Oregon elections – Support
June 3, 2019: HB 3441 Establishing a Voter Registration Task Force –– Support
May 22, 2019: HB 2714-3 – Campaign contribution limits – Support
May 20, 2019: SB 761 -3 – Oppose
May 13, 2019: Vote YES on Senate Bill 944
May 15, 2019: HB 3348 – Initiative reform for financial disclosure statements – Support
April 23, 2019: HB 5034 – Policy Packages 105 and 207, Elections staffing – Support with Comments
April 17, 2019: HB 2102 – Disclosing taxpayer information to prevent fraud – Support
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

2018 Testimony

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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 Testimony

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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 Testimony