Legislative Updates

2019 Legislative Updates

Curious about what's happening with the bills we're working on in Salem in 2019? Below is the latest information from the Oregon Capitol about which bills are moving, which are stalling, and which are not going to move forward this year.


Your Right to Know Act (HB 3225) | Our Position: Support

Latest News
: Did not receive a hearing in front of the Oregon House Judiciary Committee by the deadline, so this bill is "dead" for 2019, and will not move forward


Small Donor Elections (HB 3004) | Our Position: Support

Latest News: Referred to the Oregon House Rules Committee for review; not currently scheduled for a public hearing

Take Action:

  1. Call or write to your legislator in support of small donor elections reform! (look up who is your Representative and Senator at http://bit.ly/ORlegislator)

  2. Write a letter to the editors of your local newspaper (contact evan@uniteoregon.org for assistance and/or feedback)

  3. Host a letter writing party or phone bank with your friends and neighbors (contact evan@uniteoregon.org if interested).


Refugees Welcome Bill (HB 2508) | Our Position: Support

Latest News
: House Human Services and Housing Committee held a hearing on March 13th, and voted to SUPPORT HB 2508, with 9 votes in favor and 0 opposed. Now the bill is waiting in the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services, which hasn't yet scheduled the bill for a hearing.

Take Action
: Find your legislators, and then call or email them to urge their support of HB 2508!


Hate Crimes Modernization (SB 577) | Our Position: Support

Latest News
: House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on March 12th, and then voted on April 4th to support SB 577, with 7 votes in favor and 0 opposed. On June 7th, the Joint Ways & Means Committee voted to support SB 577 by a vote of 19 in favor and 0 opposed. We are waiting on the bill to receive a vote in the full Senate!

Take Action: Find your legislators, and then call or email them to urge them to vote YES on SB 577!


Equal Access to Roads Act (HB 2015) | Our Position: Support

Latest News
: Joint Transportation Committee held a public hearing on the bill on April 17th. On May 22nd, they voted to send the bill to the Joint Ways & Means Committee, and the bill was approved by the Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development. The next step is a vote in the full Committee, which has not yet been scheduled.

Take Action: Call or email your legislators in Salem to tell them to pass HB 2015!


Paid Family Leave (HB 3031) | Our Position: Support

Latest News: The House Committee on Business and Labor held a public hearing on the bill on March 25th. It has not yet been scheduled for a vote in the Committee


Profiling Stop Data (HB 2401) | Our Position: Support

Latest News: Both the Oregon Senate and House have UNANIMOUSLY approved the bill, and the next step is for Governor Brown to sign it into law!


Oregon Climate Action Program (HB 2020) | Our Position: Oppose

Latest News
: Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction has held many public hearings on this bill since February. On May 17th, that committee voted to refer the bill to the Joint Ways & Means Committee. On June 5th, the Subcommittee on Natural Resources approved the bill, and it's awaiting a vote in the full Ways & Means Committee.

Take Action
: Learn more about this false solution to climate change from our friends at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon


If you have questions about our legislative agenda, please contact Field Director Sushma Raghavan via email at sushma@uniteoregon.org or by calling (503) 287-4117.