Senate Bill 941 Scheduled For Public Hearing In House Committee On Rules
Oregonians Will Have Opportunity To Testify From 3:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22
Salem, OR – It was announced today that Senate Bill 941, legislation to expand background checks to the private sales of firearms, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, in the House Committee on Rules.
An Informational Meeting with invited testimony on the bill will occur from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by an open Public Hearing from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Oregonians wishing to testify either for or against the bill are invited to share their testimony beginning at 3:00 pm.
“The Senate’s decision to hold just one two-hour public hearing on SB 941 left many Oregonians, including those who traveled long distances, without an opportunity to testify on this significant piece of legislation,” said House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte), who is a member of the House Committee on Rules. “I invite those Oregonians to come back this week to testify, and I encourage all Oregonians to attend Wednesday’s public hearing and participate in this important discussion going on in our Legislature.”
The public hearing for SB 941 in the Senate Judiciary Committee drew enough Oregonians to the Capitol to fill several overflow rooms. Dozens of Oregonians that registered to testify on the bill were denied the opportunity to do so in front of the committee due to the strict time limits put in place by Senate Judiciary Chair Floyd Prozanski. The public hearing lasted for just two hours and individual testimony was limited to two minutes.
The decision to hold an evening public hearing for SB 941 follows the Legislature’s decisions to hold public evening hearings for legislation relating to paid sick leave and minimum wage.
Chief sponsored by Senator Prozanski, Senator Ginny Burdick, and Representatives Jennifer Williamson and Val Hoyle, all Democrats, SB 941 would require a private person to complete a transfer of a firearm by appearing with the transferee before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check.
Second Amendment Week 2015
The 10th Annual Oregon State University College Republican’s Second Amendment Week is in the works. To help celebrate the Second Amendment the Oregon State College Republicans put on a week of events for the students and community members of Oregon State. The week starts out will fun and educational events for students and community members and culminates with the live showing of the Lars Larson Show and our firearm drawing. This event is always a huge success and generates a lot of excitement for people from around the State.
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This clueless president is making monumentally incorrect decisions that affect each of us every day: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2015/03/10/is-president-obama-really-as-clueless-as-he-claims-n1968055
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God bless America…that we can outlast this despot and begin to recover from eight years of catastrophic damage to our American Republic.
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The most important distinction is that a Republic is a system of laws that guarantee, in our case, the “inalienable rights” set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. As a Republic these laws protect the rights of the minority even if the majority disagree. In other words, no mob rule allowed. It is important to understand this principle so it can be applied and protected.
There are 10 minimum wage bills that will be up for hearings and public testimony on Monday, April 13th.
They are 6 Senate bills (SB 610, SB 327, SB 130, SB 332, SB 597, SB 682) that will be heard in the Senate Workforce Committee 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This will be invited testimony only.
Summary of minimum wage bills: 7 of the bills raise minimum wage from a low of $10.75/hr by 2016 to a high of $15.00/hr by 2018. 3 of the bills repeal the current state pre-emption statute regarding minimum wage and would grant statutory authority to local governments to set minimum wage.
These bills hurt those people they are intended to help the most and are well intentioned bad policy. Many young people and others with special challenges have a very difficult time getting into the job market already. Here is a reminder why by the great Milton Friedman. It should be obvious to lawmakers that we need more job opportunities, not less, unfortunately, SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.
The evening of Monday, April 13th will be a joint House & Senate Committee public hearing – probably 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. This is the time to arrive in person and provide your testimony.
IF YOU CANNOT APPEAR IN PERSON PLEASE PROVIDE WRITTEN TESTIMONY SHARING HOW AN INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES. SEND YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER OR TO THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR REQUESTING YOUR TESTIMONY BE DISTRIBUTED TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER.
SENATE WORKFORCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS & CONTACT:
|Chair||Senator Michael Dembrow|
|Member||Senator Sara Gelser|
|Member||Senator Tim Knopp|
|Member||Senate Democratic Leader Diane Rosenbaum|
|Vice-Chair||Senator Kim Thatcher|
|Committee Administrator||Matthew Germer||503-986-1509|
|Committee Assistant||Carrie Ward||503-986-1510|
HOUSE BUSINESS & LABOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CONTACT:
|Member||Representative Greg Barreto|
|Vice-Chair||Representative Brent Barton|
|Member||Representative Margaret Doherty|
|Member||Representative Sal Esquivel|
|Member||Representative Paul Evans|
|Member||Representative Shemia Fagan|
|Member||Representative Dallas Heard|
|Chair||Representative Paul Holvey|
|Vice-Chair||Representative Bill Kennemer|
|Member||Representative Rob Nosse|
|Member||Representative Jim Weidner|
|Committee Administrator||Jan Nordlund||503-986-1557|
|Committee Assistant||Matthew Puckett||503-986-1520|
Oregon ‘Job Killers’ List Identified
A coalition of Oregon industry, agricultural and small business advocates released a list of “job killer” bills today calling attention to the cumulative impact that the proposals will have on Oregon’s job climate and economic recovery. As a group, these bills pose a serious threat to Oregon’s economy and job growth by imposing costly new mandates on employers, both large and small, across the state.
The 2015 “Job Killer” list follows:
2015 Job Killers
SB 19 Expands Liability for Wage Claims
Exposes shift supervisors, bookkeepers, farm labor contractors, farmers and others to the potential liability of wage claim allegations, even when based on honest mistakes. Also adds criminal liability to civil wage claims.
SB 454 Implements Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Increases employer mandates by requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, and threatens employers with statutory penalties as well as litigation for alleged violations. Counterpart: HB 2005
SB 718 Allows Liens on Personal Employer Property
Creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, based upon alleged yet unproven wage claims. SB 845 Imposes New Fees on Large Employers
Requires employers whose employees obtain health insurance coverage through a public program to pay a fee to the state for that coverage.
HB 2007 Adds Employer Liability for Wage Discussions
Creates a new unlawful employment practice against an employer who takes any negative employment action against an employee for discussing or disclosing “in any manner” his or her wages or those of another employee.
HB 2009 Increases Statewide Minimum Wage
Increases Oregon’s current minimum wage from $9.25 to $15 per hour by 2018. Other minimum wage bills: SB 130, SB 327, SB 332, SB 597, SB 610, SB 682, HB 2004, HB 2008, HB 2012
HB 2386 Authorizes New Cease & Desist Authority for BOLI
Subjects employers to potentially unjustified imposition of cease & desist orders by Bureau of Labor and Industries, which, once issued, could require costly court proceeding to have removed.
HB 2540 Requires Prevailing Wage in Enterprise Zones
Eliminates the incentive to build projects inside Enterprise Zones by requiring prevailing wage to be paid on any privately owned projects developed on private land.
HB 2606 Expands Family Leave for Siblings
Adds siblings as an additional category of family members for whom a worker may take leave to provide care.
HB 2764 Increases Workers’ Compensation Costs
Unravels certain cost-saving provisions and resulting benefit increases due to Oregon’s 1990 Workers’ Compensation reforms, resulting in employers paying nearly 5% increases in workers’ compensation system costs without any expectation that increases will be offset by system savings.
HB 3377 Mandates Predictive Scheduling
Requires employer to establish “mutually acceptable work schedule” upon employee request for a flexible or predictable work schedule. Mandates employers provide alternative work schedules. Other predictive scheduling bills: SB 888, HB 2010
Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) Associated General Contractors (AGC) Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon Home Builders Association (OHBA) Oregon (IIABO) Oregon Metals Industry Council (OMIC) National Association of Insurance and Financial Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Advisors (NAIFA) (ORLA) National Federal of Independent Business Oregon Seed Council (OSC) (NFIB) Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) Northwest Food Processors Association Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) (NWFPA) Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) Northwest Grocers Association (NWGA) Salem Chamber of Commerce
The above mentioned bills have been identified as job killing bills based on the official legislative language drafted as of March 20, 2015. Legislation included on the “Job Killer” list released today will change throughout the session as bills are amended or new language is introduced.
For more information, contact Betsy Earls at 503-588-0050
Congressional District 4 Calendar: http://bit.ly/Oregon-CD4LibertyCalendar
Statewide Calendar of Events – http://bit.ly/OregonLibertyCalendar
CG912Project members and Friends,
Stop SB 941
(Universal Background Check)
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!
Please meet the Pro 2nd Amendment Group* at the
State Capitol Steps
(RIGHT side of the front doors at 7:00; room 50 after 8:00)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7:00 AM
This is NO JOKE
WE need you! Every able bodied person should be there to counter protest the anti-gunners.
We can’t let them take away our rights.
Floyd Prozanski is willing to make this law even though it won’t prevent criminals from getting firearms.
Our right to self-defense is a right we cannot give up.
This is what separates America from ALL other countries.
All dictators register guns, then they take them.
We NEED YOU to make a stand!
Silence makes them think you agree, then they pass the bill.
Don’t let them tread on YOU!
Summary and Talking Points against SB 941 (Universal background checks)
Requires private person to complete transfer of firearm by appearing with transferee before gun dealer to request criminal background check.
Specifies exceptions for family members, law enforcement, inherited firearms and certain temporary transfers. Punishes violation by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both, or maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both, for second or subsequent offense.
Requires Department of State Police to notify local law enforcement agency when, during criminal background check performed prior to transfer of firearm, department determines that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm.
Authorizes court to prohibit person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing firearm during period of treatment if certain criteria are met. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
- Oregon already has background check laws.
- Oregon already has laws requiring background checks by private parties at gun shows (since 2000), no evidence shows this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.
- No evidence shows this will decrease crime rates in Oregon.
- In states that have passed laws like this – statistics show this has not increased public safety.
- It will not prevent criminals from getting guns.
- Creates gun registry which is forbidden by Federal law
History: Any government which had such lists always used it to enable firearms confiscation.
- Fiscal impact has not yet been determined – they have no idea how much money this will cost us.
- This is about controlling people, NOT controlling guns.
Whether you attend or not, please use the list below of all the sponsors/co-sponsors and tell them the best way they can represent you. Let them know how you feel about what they are trying to accomplish with this bill.
Senator Prozanski Email: Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
Senator Burdick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718
Representative Williamson Email: Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1436
Representative Hoyle Email: email@example.com Capitol Phone: 503-986-1414
Senator Bates Email: Sen.AlanBates@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
Senator Dembrow Email: Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1723
Senator Hass Email: Sen.MarkHass@state.or.us Capitol?& District?Phone: 503-986-1714
Senator Monnes Anderson Email: Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Senator Monroe Email: Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724
Senator Riley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org? Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Senator Rosenbaum Email: Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1700
Senator Steiner Hayward Email: Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Representative Barnhart Email: Rep.PhilBarnhart@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1411
Representative Buckley Email: Rep.PeterBuckley@state.or.us?? Capitol Phone:503-986-1405
Representative Doherty Email: Rep.MargaretDoherty@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1435
Representative Fagan Email: Rep.ShemiaFagan@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1451
Representative Frederick Email: Rep.LewFrederick@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Representative Gorsek Email: Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us? Capitol Phone:503-986-1433
Representative Greenlick Email: Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us? Capitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Representative Holvey Email: Rep.PaulHolvey@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1408
Representative Keny-Guyer Email: Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1446
Representative Lininger Email: email@example.com? Capitol Phone:503-986-1438
Representative McLain Email: firstname.lastname@example.org? Capitol Phone:503-986-1429
Representative Smith Warner Email: email@example.com Capitol Phone: 503-986-1445
Representative Vega Pederson Email: Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447
* This Pro 2nd Amendment Group is simply anybody who supports the 2nd Amendment. It is a spontaneous event to protect our rights, join us!
Recently, the House of Representatives passed two bills to rein in bureaucratic red tape coming out of government agencies, especially the EPA. These bills, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) and the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030), will help to increase transparency and accountability of government agencies to the public and small businesses.
In 1978, Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to carefully review and examine data and science on which the EPA bases new regulations. However, according to the Congressional Research Service, more than half of the board members have received research grants from the EPA, often to do some of the same research they are supposed to be reviewing, a clear conflict of interest. Additionally, the EPA continues to severely limit public participation during most SAB meetings and often excludes state or private sector researchers from contributing.
The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) would address these concerns by reinforcing peer review requirements to ensure dissenting voices from the SAB are heard. The reforms would reduce conflicts of interest by board members, and improve the make-up of SAB panels by ensuring they include researchers from outside of the federal government. This legislation empowers the SAB to provide meaningful and unbiased scientific advice.
To further increase transparency, the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030) would prohibit the EPA from proposing or finalizing new rules or regulations until the science that those rules are based on have been made publically available.
These bills have been endorsed by a number of trade associations, including the American Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
As a small business owner in Oregon for over 20 years, I know how government red tape can hinder economic activity and job growth. Oregonians deserve transparency from government as to why new regulations are scientifically necessary. Bills like the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act and the Secret Science Reform Act would do just that.
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Received this recently. Suggest responding to surveys of this nature as just another way of making your voice heard.
My name is Rachel Coyle – I am a student at American University. I’m doing my capstone class project on gun control and the Second Amendment, and I was wondering if you’d be able to help.
My project includes a survey on specific aspects of the gun rights debate, to gauge public opinion and look for overlap. The survey questions are drawn from conversations with several hundred gun rights supporters on social media.
Would you mind sending the survey (https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bbbAsyEJGYrZPv) around to your county GOP leadership and asking a few people to pass it on? Perhaps you could discuss sending it out to your membership as well?
ALL survey responses will be completely confidential. I will have no way of telling who responded to the survey or what any particular individual said.
My professor would like me to get a few hundred responses, so I need all the help I can get!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Thank You So Much,