Legislative Priorities Archive
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2022 REFUGEE-IMMIGRANT BILLS:
PASSED: SB 1560 Updating immigration terminology in Oregon law to replace the word "alien" with "noncitizen."
HB 4122 Support for Dreamers, ensuring they can afford to renew their DACA protections. Did not pass.
2021 REFUGEE-IMMIGRANT BILLS:
Passed 2021 (as part of a larger funding bill): SB 718 Welcoming Refugees Bill: Ensures continued investment in social services for immigrants and refugees.
SJM 1: Protecting Immigrant Families and Children from ICE Enforcement in Sensitive Locations: EMO Testimony
Sheltering the Houseless
2022 HOUSING BILLS:
Passed: HB 4013 Homeless Youth Services and Support: View EMO Testimony
SB 1539: Establishing a pilot program for school districts to increase access for students experiencing homelessness did not pass. Read EMO Testimony.
2021 HOUSING BILLS:
Eviction UHY Testimony 2020 Special Session
Passed: HB 2006 Emergency Shelter: EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2163 Long-term Rent Assistance for Foster Youth: EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2505 Removing Bias in Child Welfare: EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2544 More than doubles Oregon's investment in support services for Unaccompanied Houseless Youth
HB2826 Children Advocacy Centers: EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2842, Healthy Homes (will fund home repairs and retrofits to improve the health of families in low-income and environmental justice communities)
Passed: HB 3294 The Menstrual Dignity Act: EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 3115 Decriminalizing Houselessness: EMO Testimony
SB 271-1 Funding for Housing Navigation Services for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: EMO Testimony
Passed: SB 278 Housing bill ensuring legislative protections passed this session are accessible to those who need them: EMO Testimony
Passed: : SB282 Tenant COVID-19 Recovery: EMO Testimony
Advancing Climate Justice
2022 CLIMATE BILLS:
Passed: HB 4002 Farmworker Protection: Would ensure farm workers receive overtime wages after working 40 hours a week, and that their lives are valued by extending overtime guarantees for their labor. Read EMO Testimony.
Passed: SB 1518 Reach Codes: Would allow Oregon cities the freedom to choose climate action by opting into stronger energy efficiency building standards. Read EMO Testimony.
Passed: SB 1536 Emergency Heat Relief Package: Visit emergencyheatrelief.org (English and Spanish). View info sheet. Read EMO Testimony.
HB 4115 Treasury Transparency of climate-related financial risk to assets held in the state’s investment funds. Passed in the House but not Considered in the Senate. Read EMO Testimony.
2021 CLIMATE BILLS:
Passed: HB 2475 Energy Affordability Act: one-page info sheet; EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2842 Healthy Homes: one-page info sheet; EMO Testimony
Passed: HB 2021 Clean Energy for All: one-page info sheet; EMO Testimony
SB 288 Governor Brown’s Resilience Bill: EMO Testimony
Passed: SR 17 Environmental Justice for Oregon (NAACP Eugene-Springfield/Beyond Toxics): "One -page info sheet"; EMO Testimony; watch Senate Committee Hearing
Securing Criminal Justice Reform
2022 CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILLS:
Passed: SB 1510 requiring police officers to inform stopped persons of their right to refuse consent for a search.
2021 CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILLS:
Passed: HB 2417 Crisis Assistance Helping out on the Streets (CAHOOTS): EMO Testimony
Passed: SB 755 Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment: EMO Testimony
Passed: SB 621 Implementation of Independent Review Board: EMO Testimony