Oregon Representative Gene Whisnant [R]

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ORSB634PassPermits contracting agency to include woody biomass energy technology, as alternative to green energy technology, in construction, reconstruction or major renovation of public building for which contracting agency must set aside 1.5 percent of contra...
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2017-08-23
Effective date, October 6, 2017.
ORHB2763PassAuthorizes Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to disburse moneys from National Board Certification Fund for reimbursement of certain costs related to national board certification of teachers. Expands sources of moneys for fund. Directs commis...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 662, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB2729PassEstablishes official name of open resources program as "Oregon's Open Educational Resources (OER) Program." Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to regularly convene faculty, staff and librarians from public universities and community co...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 708, (2017 Laws): Effective date August 15, 2017.
ORHB2947PassDirects Oregon Department of Administrative Services to submit annual report to Legislative Assembly on amounts of liquidated and delinquent debt written off, abated or canceled by specified state agencies in previous fiscal year. Directs Oregon Depa...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 713, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB2946PassDirects State Chief Information Officer to include links to websites established by certain entities on Oregon transparency website.
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2017-08-18
Chapter 667, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB3149PassRequires development of plan for Oregon Coast Trail. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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2017-08-18
Chapter 674, (2017 Laws): Effective date October 6, 2017.
ORHB3249PassEstablishes Oregon Agricultural Heritage Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Authorizes use of moneys for purposes associated with supporting use of land for agricultural production, maintenance or...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 716, (2017 Laws): Effective date August 15, 2017.
ORHB3361PassDirects State Chief Information Officer to appoint Chief Data Officer to maintain web portal for publication of data of state agencies. Directs Chief Data Officer to establish open data standard and publish technical standards manual for state agenci...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 720, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB3427PassRequires owner or operator of dam with high hazard rating to develop emergency action plan for dam. Requires determining frequency for conducting of emergency response exercises at dams with high hazard rating. Requires Water Resources Department to ...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 723, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB3412PassEstablishes Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Directs task force to submit report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to education no later than January 1, 2018. Sunsets task force on June 30, 201...
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2017-08-18
Chapter 722, (2017 Laws): Effective date August 15, 2017.
ORHB3355VetoAuthorizes State Board of Psychologist Examiners to issue certificate of prescriptive authority to licensed psychologist who meets specified requirements. Requires that licensed psychologist collaborate with prescribing physician or prescribing nurse...
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2017-08-15
Governor vetoed.
ORSB111PassDirects Department of Education to assist school districts and education service districts in funding school nursing services. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-08-11
Effective date, August 8, 2017.
ORSB1032PassAmends Oregon Promise program to remove prohibition on awarding more than $10 million in grants per fiscal year. Makes requirement that person participating in program pay $50 per term in tuition payable by reducing amount of grant awarded, instead o...
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2017-08-11
Effective date, August 8, 2017.
ORSB314PassDirects Early Learning Division to support Relief Nursery programs statewide. Requires Relief Nursery programs to participate in statewide independent evaluation. Describes how funding to support Relief Nursery programs may be used. Excludes statutor...
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2017-08-10
Effective date, August 2, 2017.
ORSB187PassDirects Department of Education to reimburse education provider for expenses incurred from providing vision screenings. Establishes Vision Health Account for purpose of making reimbursements. Appropriates moneys to Department of Education for deposit...
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2017-08-10
Effective date, August 2, 2017.
ORHB2377PassAuthorizes city or county to adopt ordinance or resolution granting exemption for newly rehabilitated or constructed multiunit rental housing. Provides that otherwise eligible rental property may receive exemption for rehabilitation only once. Provid...
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2017-08-10
Chapter 624, (2017 Laws): Effective date October 6, 2017.
ORHB2038PassModifies purposes for which school districts may receive grants to pay for costs incurred by school districts to purchase food produced or processed in state. Expands types of entities eligible to receive grants to assist in paying costs incurred to ...
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2017-08-10
Chapter 609, (2017 Laws): Effective date August 2, 2017.
ORHB2100PassProvides that portion of U.S. Highway 20 shall be known as Oregon Medal of Honor Highway. Authorizes Department of Transportation to install memorial markers that recognize and honor Oregon's Medal of Honor recipients in roadside rest areas and turno...
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2017-07-28
Chapter 380, (2017 Laws): Effective date October 6, 2017.
ORHB2147PassRequires each post-secondary institution of education to provide Higher Education Coordinating Commission with number of Oregon high school graduates from each school district enrolled at institution and graduation rate at institution for Oregon high...
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2017-07-13
Chapter 415, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB3288PassRequires each public university to submit to Higher Education Coordinating Commission report identifying causes of increases in administrative positions and other cost drivers at university. Requires each public university to submit to Higher Educati...
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2017-07-13
Chapter 435, (2017 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2018.
ORHB2222FailDirects Land Conservation and Development Commission to study potential conversion to regional land use planning process. Requires commission to report to interim legislative committee related to land use by January 15, 2018. Declares emergency, effe...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2545FailProhibits employer from requiring as condition of hiring or continued employment that person take deception detection examination. Creates unlawful employment practice of subjecting prospective or current employee to deception detection examination. ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2539FailAllows personal income taxpayers to subtract amounts paid as interest on qualified education loans from taxable income. Applies to interest paid in tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2028. Takes effect on 91st day ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2227FailDirects Legislative Fiscal Officer to prepare fiscal impact statement on legislative measures reported out of committee that would have financial effect on small businesses in state. Transfers responsibility for revenue estimates upon which legislati...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2218FailRequires that information concerning sex offenders convicted of certain offenses be released on website maintained by Department of State Police.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHJR10FailProposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to vest power of impeachment of statewide elected Executive Branch officials in House of Representatives and power to try impeachments in Senate. Requires three-fifths majority vote of House of Representative...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2226FailAuthorizes Legislative Assembly to direct by joint resolution Attorney General to conduct preliminary investigation of matters involving alleged misconduct of executive branch personnel. Requires Attorney General to report findings of preliminary inv...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB582FailVoids agency rules filed with Secretary of State on or after effective date of Act and before January 1, 2018. Provides that final rule filed with Secretary of State on or after effective date of Act that is based on proposed rule for which rulemakin...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSJR16FailProposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to vest power of impeachment of statewide elected Executive Branch officials in House of Representatives and power to try impeachments in Senate. Requires three-fifths majority vote of House of Representative...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHJM2FailUrges President and Congress to transfer title of certain federal public lands to State of Oregon.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB572FailDirects Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish employment bridge program for veterans seeking to obtain certain professional and occupational licenses.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB593FailEstablishes personal income tax credit of $250 per dependent child. Limits availability of credit based on federal adjusted gross income. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2223FailDirects Department of Education to establish program to develop and maintain statewide school nursing services. Allows State Board of Education to adopt rules for program. Directs Oregon Health Authority to ensure care provided to students by school ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2145FailEstablishes lower minimum wage for work-study students, adjusted annually for inflation. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2178FailRequires witness before statutory, standing, special or interim legislative committee to sign declaration that witness's testimony is true to best of witness's knowledge and belief, and that witness understands testimony is subject to penalty for per...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2366FailRequires State Forestry Department to remove forestlands owned by county from Forest Resource Trust programs if forestlands owned by county comprise less than 10 percent of lands in trust. Requires management of removed forestlands to be transferred ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2548FailDirects Department of Education to distribute moneys to support career and technical student organizations. Allows moneys from Ballot Measure 98 (2016) to be used for distributions. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2547FailAppropriates moneys from General Fund for operation of Gatekeeper program by NorthWest Senior and Disability Services agency. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2217FailCreates Falk-Alfano Act. Prohibits guardian or conservator from restricting protected person's right of communication, visitation or interaction with other persons unless authorized by court order. Authorizes guardian or conservator to move court to ...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB583FailModifies existing administrative rule review process to require legislative approval of newly adopted administrative rules in order for rules to take effect. Establishes process by which rules receive legislative consideration and approval or rejecti...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2225FailRequires state agency to report to Director of Oregon Department of Administrative Services when any budgeted position is vacant for six months. Prohibits filling of vacant position if director determines, after state agency has opportunity to submit...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSCR5FailRequires committees and subcommittees of Senate and House of Representatives, and joint committees and subcommittees of Legislative Assembly, to accept remote testimony given by telephonic or electronic means. Requires Legislative Policy and Research...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2228FailRequires agency to give notice of intent to adopt, amend or repeal rule to members of Legislative Assembly who represent geographic areas specifically affected by proposed action.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHJR6FailProposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to increase number of Senators serving in Legislative Assembly to 36 and modifying Senate legislative districts to be coterminous with county boundaries. Refers proposed amendment to people for approval or re...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB388FailEstablishes Whistleblower Commission. Directs commission to investigate complaints of government fraud, waste or corruption and to make public investigation findings. Authorizes commission to refer matters to Attorney General, Secretary of State or d...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB589FailProvides that Department of Justice may not enter into settlement agreement that provides for settlement payments owing to state to be paid to third party. Requires settlement payments to be deposited in General Fund.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB280FailAppropriates moneys to Department of Education for purposes of developing academic content standards for Oregon Studies and preparing materials to support teacher training and classroom instruction in Oregon Studies. Declares emergency, effective Jul...
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2224FailDirects Legislative Fiscal Officer to include in fiscal impact statement on legislative measures reported out of committee statement describing number of full-time equivalent positions state agency will need to administer provisions of measure.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORSB577FailRequires person to complete eight or more hours of community service before start of each term and to meet regularly with mentor provided by Office of Student Access and Completion in order to maintain eligibility to receive Oregon Promise grant.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
ORHB2664FailSpecifies criteria for licensing of extended stay centers and requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules. Requires authority to convene extended stay center advisory group. Adjusts inappropriate series references.
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2017-07-07
In committee upon adjournment.
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