This Week at the Legislature, May 10-16
You are the only hope for Oregon! Please contact your Legislator NOW!
Make sure you let your *legislator know that you expect them to vote no on the following bills! Find legislators at links above and at bottom of page.
SB 865 Prohibits person from simultaneously serving as holder of state office and as officer of state central committee of political party. Public Hearing: on 5/18/2021 1:00 PM. Please submitt testimony. This bill was designed to remove the recently elected officers of the State GOP committee.
Watching, Still in Process: Please contact you legislator (see find your legislator button above) and tell them to vote no on the following bills.
HB2681A Stops Voter List Maintenance, will remove the requirement that a voter update their voter registration mailing address or vote for 10 years in order to remain on the active voter list. This bill says no such requirement for any length of time is required. The potential for abuse is staggering. Homeless shelters and any landmark current serve as valid addresses currently. Please call your legislators to tell them No on this bill. THIS BILL HAD WORK SESSION IN SENATE ON TUESDAY MAY 4th at 1:00PM in which the bill was passed out of committee. Next it can go to the Senate Floor to be passed, it is at the discression of the Senate President. This is a horrible bill for election integrity because it will bloat the voter rolls and make it easy to cheat. Please contact your Senator and tell them to vote NO on this bill! This bill has passed th house and the Senate Rules Committee. It could be scheduled for a floor vote anytime.
SB 776 Permits individual who is 16 or 17 years of age and registered to vote to cast ballot in school district elections. No meeting scheduled currently.
SB571 Allows felons to register and vote from prison. Has been moved to Ways and Means. The last committee voted to expand the measure from felons in prison to all jail and detention centers. The fiscal impact is 407K going forward for each 2 years budget. Watch HB571 and submit testimony as soon as it has a public hearing in Ways and Means committee. In the meantime we can write or call our own legislators to tell them to stop this bill. The house bill HB2366 on the same subject has already had a public hearing. No meeting scheduled currently.
HB3291 (late voting) has been altered with removing the old contents and amending the bill with a whole new bill (its called gutting and stuffing at the legislature) Now this bill will instead allow voters to mail a ballot on election day and then accept it up to 7 days later after the election! Meanwhile the elections office will announce results updates. This is a perfect set up to allow voter fraud. The US postal system is out of the elections office control. They are considering allowing any ballot arriving within the 7 days to be considered postmarked by election day too. No current meeting is scheduled
HB2499 Allows Oregon Health Authority to submit voter registrations on behalf of any of their clients even without a signature on file. This violates HIPPA law. Even to take someone's name for the OHA data base is a violation of the HIPPA protection. The financial laws protect your tax information too. Both of these Departments must have a signature on file. So the premise that they don’t have a signature on file is not truthful. This bill further authorizes multiple agencies and 3rd party authorized agencies to submit electronic voter registrations to the Secretary of State. Say No to the election office getting into your health and financial records. No current meeting scheduled.
SB 313 would in addition to required current county delegates, permits state central committee of political party to include as voting member any additional individuals designated by party. Destroys the grass roots elements to political parties. No current meeting scheduled.
*Here is the map query to find your legislator: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html
**Testimony on a bill is only allowed for the 24 hour time surrounding a bill that is scheduled for a Public Hearing. Outside of that time frame a voter can call their legislator to give them their opinion and ask the legislator to vote yes or no. Still important, but less influence. So public testimony is important.