2019 Legislative Report – Week 3

We have now completed three weeks of the 2019 legislative session.  The upcoming week appears to be an abbreviated week with several committees being cancelled or otherwise not scheduled to meet this week. What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Two major bills are moving quickly – rent control (SB 608) and the first Medicaid funding bill (HB […]

Week 2 Legislative Session Update

Week 2 is of the 2019 legislature is in the books. What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Very few new bills were introduced this past week….maybe another 100 or so, which is well under the pace we would have expected.  We suspect that Legislative Counsel is having difficulty keeping up with the workload. After two weeks, […]

Week 1 Legislative Session Update

The 2019 legislative session is now underway in Oregon. The 2019 Legislature has already introduced over 1,700 bills.  OSCC expects another 1,000+ pieces of legislation to be introduced over the next six weeks.  Of the 1,700 bills that have been introduced thus far, OSCC is keeping an eye on: HB 2655 and SB 379 which […]

Legislative Session Update

We hope everyone had a wonderful MLK weekend. The 2019 Oregon Legislature is now officially upon us!! Today is Day 1. We are already at work analyzing the 1,500 bills that have been introduced to date. Some of these proposals address legitimate needs, but details matter in legislation – especially in tax legislation and especially […]

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS for Celebrate Tualatin – Business Excellence Awards

Celebrate Tualatin – Business Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize and thank the many Tualatin Chamber volunteers, businesses and organizations who work throughout the year to make Tualatin not just a city, but a community. You can help us recognize these amazing community partners by nominating businesses, organizations or individuals in the following categories. […]

Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Last month, the Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their final rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature. The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019 requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of […]