OR SB500 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on August 20 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-08-20 - Effective date, July 19, 2021.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Establishes Public Records Advocate as independent office within executive department. Establishes Public Records Advocate as independent office within executive department. Requires Public Records Advocate to select and appoint Deputy Public Records Advocate and authorizes advocate to delegate authority, power or duty to act to deputy. Authorizes Public Records Advisory Council to appoint advocate. Authorizes council to support or oppose legislation relating to public records law and to request legislators to introduce legislation relating to public records law. Establishes Public Records Advocate Fund in State Treasury. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund for purpose of funding operations of office of Public Records Advocate and Public Records Advisory Council. Ratifies and affirms actions taken by council before effective date of Act to recruit and appoint advocate. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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Relating to the Public Records Advisory Council; and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2021-06-23 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 56 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-06-16 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 28 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-06-11 - Senate - Senate Committee Do pass the A-Eng bill (Y: 23 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-02 - Senate - Senate Committee Do pass with amendments and requesting referral to Ways and Means. (Printed A-Engrossed.) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-08-20SenateEffective date, July 19, 2021.
2021-08-20SenateChapter 582, 2021 Laws.
2021-07-19SenateGovernor signed.
2021-06-26HouseSpeaker signed.
2021-06-26SenatePresident signed.
2021-06-23HouseThird reading. Carried by Power. Passed. Ayes, 56; Excused, 2--Bonham, Smith G; Excused for Business of the House, 1--Reardon.
2021-06-22HouseRules suspended. Carried over to June 23, 2021 Calendar.
2021-06-21HouseSecond reading.
2021-06-18HouseRecommendation: Do pass.
2021-06-16HouseReferred to Ways and Means.
2021-06-16HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2021-06-16SenateVote explanation(s) filed by Heard.
2021-06-16SenateThird reading. Carried by Golden. Passed. Ayes, 28; Nays, 1--Heard; Excused, 1--Manning Jr.
2021-06-15SenateSecond reading.
2021-06-15SenateRecommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill.
2021-06-11SenateWork Session held.
2021-06-10SenateReturned to Full Committee.
2021-06-10SenateWork Session held.
2021-06-05SenateAssigned to Subcommittee On General Government.
2021-03-05SenateReferred to Ways and Means by order of the President.
2021-03-05SenateRecommendation: Do pass with amendments and be referred to Ways and Means. (Printed A-Eng.)
2021-03-02SenateWork Session held.
2021-02-11SenatePublic Hearing held.
2021-01-19SenateReferred to Labor and Business.
2021-01-11SenateIntroduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Oregon State Sources

Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/31160
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/32917
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=531189
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=533088

Bill Comments