Legislature

The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session came to a close Sunday, June 30, just after 5:20 p.m. By many accounts it was one of the most unique and contentious sessions in modern memory as the Democrats, holding a supermajority in both the House and the Senate, took up a very ambitious agenda. A number of high-profile bills were passed, including a gross receipts tax on corporations for education funding (HB 3427), modest Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) reform (SB 1049), paid family leave (HB 2005), a tobacco tax being sent to voters in 2020 (HB 2270), an increase in the 9-1-1 tax (HB 2449), rent control (SB 608), limitations on single-family zoning (