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Legislative items from year 2015 2015, Legislative items

   House Bill 2546 notes and information House Bill 2546 - Relating to inhalants; Defines (inhalant delivery system), Amends laws concerning sale of tobacco products to, and use of tobacco products by, minors so those laws equally apply to inhalant delivery systems.
   House Bill 2636 notes and information House Bill 2636 - Relating to medical marijuana registration, authorizing physician; Prohibits if physician has provided for 450 or more persons.
   House Bill 2668 notes and information House Bill 2668 - Relating to industrial hemp; Repeals statutes requiring industrial hemp growers and handlers to be licensed by State Department of Agriculture.
   House Bill 2754 notes and information House Bill 2754 - Relating to immunity for persons who seek medical assistance; Exempts person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses and finding of violation of terms of release or supervision if person contacts emergency medical services or law enforcement agency to obtain necessary medical assistance for other person due to drug-related overdose.
   House Bill 2781 notes and information House Bill 2781 - Relating to prohibition against registry identification card holders at child care facilities; Prohibits Office of Child Care from certifying, registering, recording or providing state funds to child care facility when person with regular presence at facility possesses medical marijuana card.
   House Bill 2980 notes and information House Bill 2980 - Authorizes defendant to request district attorney to approve extension of marijuana possession diversion period.
   Senate Bill 320 notes and information Senate Bill 320 - Allows food establishment located within residential dwelling to produce limited amounts of certain foods for sale to public without being regulated by State Department of Agriculture.
   Senate Bill 364 notes and information Senate Bill 364 - Relating to the classification of marijuana offenses; Requires court to use current classification of marijuana offenses when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction.
   Senate Bill 417 notes and information Senate Bill 417 - Relating to retail sale of products used to deliver substances into a person's respiratory system; Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission, exempts medical and adult cannabis use.
   Senate Bill 445 notes and information Senate Bill 445 - Relating to disclosure of information to consumers of marijuana; info on harmful effects of marijuana on pregnant women and potential for marijuana to cause birth defects.
   Senate Bill 460 notes and information Senate Bill 460 - Relating to marijuana facilities and children; Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules providing for relocation of registered medical marijuana facility if school is established.
   Senate Bill 464 notes and information Senate Bill 464 - Relating to extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant; Requires specific registration and Authority to adopt rules regulating processing of cannabinoid extracts.
   Senate Bill 479 notes and information Senate Bill 479 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Creates Task Force on Clinical Research of Cannabis and directs task force to study and report on development of medical cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products that meet individual patient needs.
   Senate Bill 480 notes and information Senate Bill 480 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board, Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research.
   Senate Bill 663 notes and information Senate Bill 663 - Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
   Senate Bill 844 notes and information Senate Bill 844 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board, Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research.
   Senate Bill 964 notes and information Senate Bill 964 - Makes changes to Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, including limiting amount of plants that may be grown at addresses where marijuana grow sites are located and requiring registration of marijuana processing sites. Allows cities and counties to adopt ordinances prohibiting establishment of marijuana processing sites and medical marijuana dispensaries in jurisdiction of city or county.

Legislative items from year 2014 2014, Legislative items

   Senate Bill 1531 notes and information Senate Bill 1531, Medical - Specifies that governing body of city or county may prohibit the establishment or regulate or restrict the operation of medical marijuana facilities.
   Senate Bill 1556 notes and information Senate Bill 1556, Legalization - Declares that person 21 years of age or older legally should be able to possess, transfer or produce marijuana.


Legislative items from year 2013 2013, Legislative items

   Senate Bill 82 notes and information Senate Bill 82, to Remove 6-month Drivers License suspension for Cannabis (Marijuana) possession
   Senate Bill 281 notes and information Senate Bill 281, to add PTSD to the OMMP


Legislative items from year 2012 2012, Legislative items

   Legislative Concept 1749 notes and information Legislative Concept 1749, to add PTSD to the OMMP

   Attorney General Race  notes and information Attorney General Race, the Good and the Bad

   Initiative 9 -- Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA)  notes and information Initiative 9 -- Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA)

   Initiative 24 -- Oregon Marijuana Policy Intiative (OMPI) notes and information Initiative 24 -- Oregon Marijuana Policy Intiative (OMPI)


Legislative items from year 2011 2011, Legislative items

   House Bill 3664 notes and information HB 3664, the "Sum Of All Fears" bill
   Senate Bill 5529 notes and information SB 5529, Increases OMMP Fees


Legislative items from year 2010 2010, Legislative items

   Initiative 28 notes and information I-28, the Dispensary Initiative continues


Legislative items from year 2009 2009, Legislative items

   Initiative 28 notes and information I-28, the Dispensary Initiative
   Senate Bill 388 notes and information SB 388, changes the Program for Law Enforcement; Decreases amount of marijuana that may be possessed by persons responsible for marijuana grow sites to 24 ounces, etc.
   Senate Bill 426 notes and information SB 426, Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
   Senate Bill 427 notes and information SB 427, Relates to drug-free workplace policies; Requires applicant for medical marijuana registry identification card to notify employer before using marijuana, etc.
   House Bill 2313 notes and information HB 2313, a Land Use bill that could effect Dispensarys
   House Bill 2497 notes and information HB 2497, Relating to employment; Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
   House Bill 2503 notes and information HB 2503, Relating to medical marijuana in the workplace; Prohibits discrimination in employment under certain circumstances, etc.


Legislative items from year 2007 2007, Legislative items

   House Bill 465 notes and information SB465, a Fire-em-All-and-let-God-sort-out bill


Legislative items from year 2005 2005, Legislative items

   House Bill 1085 notes and information SB1085, needs your attention
   Senate Bill 2693 notes and information HB2693, the "dumb bill gone bad" bill
   Senate Bill 3457 notes and information HB3457, the "Forfeiture" bill
   House Bill 717 notes and information SB717, the anti-Medical Marijuana bill
   House Bill 772 notes and information SB772, the pro-Medical Marijuana bill
   House Bill 2485 notes and information HB2485, the anti-Meth & Marijuana bill
   Senate Bill 294 notes and information SB294, the Hemp bill
   Senate Bill 397 notes and information SB397, Denies Benefits
   Senate Bill 2695 notes and information HB2695, DUI & 2nd-Hand Smoke
   House Bill 717 notes and information HB5077, the "Rob the Sick and Dying Pot-heads" bill

Legislative items from year 2003 2003, Legislative items

   House Bill 2939 notes and information HB2939, a previous bad Medical Marijuana bill

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  Oregon State Legislative update for 2015 part of session  

STATUS:   There are ## Bills concerning Cannabis (marijuana) in the Oregon State Legislature this session. Time for all good NORML people to come to the aid of their cause and, as a Voter - and person who knows other Voters - de-lect, de-fund and otherwise dis-empower those worked against us these last two sessions, as well as prepare for next session as a Lobbyist and an organizer. Update your lists of names, make new friends, meet new groups. Now is the time to bring pressure, and in the future.

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3400 - xxx HOUSE BILL 3400 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Directs Oregon Health Authority to develop and maintain database of information related to producing and processing of marijuana by persons responsible for marijuana grow sites under Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Requires person responsible for marijuana grow site under program to submit to authority certain information related to producing and processing marijuana. Specifies number of mature marijuana plants that may be produced at single address. Makes other changes to Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, including changes to harmonize Oregon Medical Marijuana Act with chapter 1, Oregon Laws 2015. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Current Location: House Desk - Awaiting First Reading; House First Reading, Mon., 3/2/2015 >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3370 - Relating to marijuana; Requires marijuana products to be labeled. HOUSE BILL 3370 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Lininger; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Prohibits sale or transfer of certain types of marijuana products by person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail if marijuana products are not labeled. Specifies content of label. Prohibits sale or transfer of marijuana items by person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail under certain circumstances. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-27 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

>> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3298 - Relating to marijuana; Requires cannabinoid products by medical marijuana facility or person to be labeled. HOUSE BILL 3298 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Keny-Guyer; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Prohibits sale or transfer of cannabinoid products by medical marijuana facility or person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail if cannabinoid product is not labeled. Specifies contents of label. Requires medical marijuana facility and person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail to post notice of certain health-related dangers. Prohibits sale or transfer of cannabinoid product by medical marijuana facility or person who holds license to sell marijuana at retail under certain circumstances. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-27 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Current Location: Speakers Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 540 - Relating to marijuana; Prohibits retail sellers of marijuana for recreational use and medical marijuana facilities from being located within 1,000 feet of certified child care facility or preschool recorded program. HOUSE BILL 540 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Winters; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Prohibits retail sellers of marijuana for recreational use and medical marijuana facilities from being located within 1,000 feet of certified child care facility or preschool recorded program. Makes prohibitions operative January 1, 2016. Creates crimes of unlawful manufacture of marijuana within 1,000 feet of child care facility or preschool recorded program and unlawful delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of child care facility or preschool recorded program. Punishes by maximum 20 years' imprisonment, $375,000 fine, or both. Creates crime of possession or use of marijuana at or near child care facility or preschool recorded program. Punishes by maximum five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-2 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

2-3 (S) Referred to Judiciary, then Implementing Measure 91.

>> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 755 - Relating to medical marijuana facility; restricts the amount of cannabinoid products that may be transferred during 24-hour period. HOUSE BILL 755 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Ferrioli; Bill Title: Relating to restricting the amount of cannabinoid products that may be transferred; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Restricts amount of cannabinoid products that medical marijuana facility may transfer during 24-hour period to registry identification cardholder or cardholder's designated primary caregiver. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-26 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

>> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2821 - Relating to marijuana; Requires authority to issue lifetime registry identification cards to qualified individuals; plus. HOUSE BILL 2821 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Expands definition of "debilitating medical condition" for purposes of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Provides that person registered with Oregon Health Authority to engage in medical use of marijuana may designate organization providing hospice, palliative or home health care services or residential care facility as primary caregiver.

Requires authority to issue lifetime registry identification cards to individuals with lifelong debilitating medical conditions and end-of-life registry identification cards to individuals with terminal debilitating medical conditions. Prohibits physician from refusing, or being required by another to refuse, to dispense or prescribe medication to patient on basis that patient engages in medical use of marijuana in accordance with Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.

Provides certain protections for persons registered to engage in medical use of marijuana who possess, deliver or produce marijuana or who transfer usable marijuana or immature marijuana plant to or from medical marijuana facility. Provides same protections for persons who are in process of applying to Oregon Health Authority to use marijuana for medical purpose. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-2 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

2-5 (H) Referred to Health Care.

Current Location: In House Committee; Current Committee: House Committee On Health Care >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 542 - Relating to local governments' regulation of marijuana; allows them to prohibit recreational cannabis (Ballot Measure 91) by over-taxing. Senate BILL 542 - Overview; filed At the request of: League of Oregon Cities; Chief Sponsors: Senator Winters; Bill Title: Relating to local governments' regulation of marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Repeals sections of Ballot Measure 91 (2014) that prescribe manner in which local governments may regulate production, processing, wholesale sale, retail sale and taxation of marijuana. Specifies that provisions of Ballot Measure 91 (2014) do not prohibit local governments from adopting ordinances that regulate, restrict, prohibit or impose taxes on production, processing, wholesale sale or retail sale of marijuana. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-2 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

2-3 (S) Referred to Implementing Measure 91.

3-4 (S) Public Hearing Scheduled.

Current Location: In Senate Committee Current Committee: Joint Committee On Implementing Measure 91; Committee Meetings: Joint Committee On Implementing Measure 91, Public Hearing - Wed., 3/4/2015 - 5:00 PM, HR B >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 750 - Relating to marijuana; Adjusts references in findings section of chapter 1, Oregon Laws 2015.  Senate BILL 750 - Overview; filed At the request of: Regular Sponsors: Implementing Measure 91; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana. | Summary: Adjusts references in findings section of chapter 1, Oregon Laws 2015.

2-26 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Senate Presidents Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 733 - Relating to the state agencies, regulation of adult substances; Changes name of (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) to (Adult Substances Control Commission) Senate BILL 733 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Steiner Hayward; Bill Title: Relating to the state agency that regulates adult substances. | Summary: Changes name of "Oregon Liquor Control Commission" to "Adult Substances Control Commission." Changes name of "Oregon Liquor Control Commission Account" to "Oregon Liquor Control Account.".

2-26 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Senate Presidents Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 636 - Relating to concealed handgun licenses for servicemembers; Reduces required age for concealed handgun license applicant to 18 HOUSE BILL 636 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Knopp, Senator Boquist, Representative Buehler, Representative Whisnant, Representative McLane; Regular Sponsors: Senator Baertschiger Jr, Senator Girod, Senator Hansell, Senator Kruse, Senator Olsen , Senator Thatcher, Senator Thomsen, Senator Whitsett, Representative Barreto, Representative Bentz, Representative Esquivel, Representative Hack, Representative Hayden, Representative Huffman, Representative Krieger, Representative Nearman, Representative Parrish, Representative Post, Representative Smith, Representative Sprenger, Representative Weidner, Representative Whitsett, Representative Wilson; Bill Title: Relating to concealed handgun licenses for servicemembers. | Summary: Reduces required age for concealed handgun license applicant to 18 years of age if applicant is servicemember.

2-12 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

2-13 (S) Referred to Judiciary.

Current Location: In Senate Committee Current Committee: Senate Committee On Judiciary >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3372 - Relating to marijuana; Provides for reduction of sentence for inmate convicted of crime related to marijuana and sentenced before July 1, 2015. HOUSE BILL 3372 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Frederick; Regular Sponsors: Representative Witt; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Provides for reduction of sentence for inmate convicted of crime related to marijuana and sentenced before July 1, 2015, who would not be culpable, or who would be culpable of committing lesser offense, if inmate had been sentenced on or after July 1, 2015. Makes changes to law with respect to expungement of crime related to marijuana. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-27 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Speakers Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2885 - Relating to marijuana; OLCC may delay issuing licenses to applicants for processing marijuana products that are intended to be consumed as food or as potable liquid until July 1, 2016. HOUSE BILL 2885 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Lininger, Representative Helm; Regular Sponsors: Representative Buckley, Representative Olson; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana. | Summary: Provides that Oregon Liquor Control Commission may delay issuing licenses to applicants for processing marijuana products that are intended to be consumed as food or as potable liquid until July 1, 2016. Sunsets January 2, 2017.

2-4 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

2-11 (H) Referred to Implementing Measure 91.

Current Status; Current Location: In House Committee Current Committee: Joint Committee On Implementing Measure 91 >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3299 - Relating to state financial administration; Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for State School Fund distributions made for purpose of developing and implementing marijuana abuse prevention curricula and public information programs. HOUSE BILL 3299 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Keny-Guyer , Representative Lininger Regular Sponsors: Bill Title: Relating to state financial administration; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for State School Fund distributions made for purpose of developing and implementing marijuana abuse prevention curricula and public information programs. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Health Authority for purpose of devising marijuana abuse prevention public information program. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2015.

2-27 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Speakers Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3238 - Relating to the financing of marijuana operations that are not criminal under state law; Directs Department of Justice to study and report on barriers to extending credit to marijuana operations. HOUSE BILL 3238 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley Bill Title: Relating to the financing of marijuana operations that are not criminal under state law; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Directs Department of Justice to study and report on barriers to extending credit to marijuana operations that are not criminal under state law. Sunsets on date of convening of 2016 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-27 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Speakers Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3100 - Relating to public health; Changes governmental framework: Provides mechanism by which local health departments may implement provisions of Act separately and at different times. HOUSE BILL 3100 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Greenlick, Senator Monnes Anderson, Representative Whisnant; Regular Sponsors: Representative Buehler, Representative Clem, Representative Hayden, Senator Bates, Representative Kennemer, Senator Hansell, Representative Keny-Guyer, Senator Knopp, Representative Lively, Senator Kruse, Representative Nathanson, Senator Shields, Representative Nosse, Senator Steiner Hayward, Representative Smith Warner, Representative Weidner; Bill Title: Relating to public health; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Changes governmental framework for conducting public health activities in this state and for providing public health services to residents of this state. Provides mechanism by which local health departments may implement provisions of Act separately and at different times. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-16 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

2-20 (H) Referred to Health Care.

Current Status; Current Location: In House Committee Current Committee: House Committee On Health Care >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 599 - Relating to marijuana; Directs Department of Justice to study and report on laws of this state impacted by vote on initiative measures relating to marijuana. Senate BILL 599 - Overview; filed At the request of: Regular Sponsors: Judiciary Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Directs Department of Justice to study and report on laws of this state impacted by vote on initiative measures relating to marijuana. Requires report to be submitted to interim committee related to judiciary no later than September 15, 2015. Sunsets on date of convening of 2016 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-10 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

2-10 (S) Referred to Judiciary, then Implementing Measure 91.

Current Status; Current Location: In Senate Committee; Current Committee: Senate Committee On Judiciary; Current Subcommittee: Subsequent Referral(s): Joint Committee On Implementing Measure 91 >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 756 - Relating to marijuana; Modifies offense of smoking in motor vehicle to clarify that offense applies to smoking marijuana and use of electronic cigarette to vaporize cannabinoid solutions. Senate BILL 756 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Ferrioli; Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Modifies offense of smoking in motor vehicle to clarify that offense applies to smoking marijuana and use of electronic cigarette to vaporize cannabinoid solutions. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-26 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Senate Presidents Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2025 - Relating to DUI  diversion agreements; Allows persons authorized to engage in medical use of marijuana to continue to use medical marijuana while participating in driving while under influence of intoxicants diversion agreement. HOUSE BILL 2025 - Overview; filed At the request of: Regular Sponsors: Health Care Bill Title: Relating to driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreements. | Summary: Allows persons authorized to engage in medical use of marijuana to continue to use medical marijuana while participating in driving while under influence of intoxicants diversion agreement.

2-18 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

2-25 (H) Referred to Judiciary.

Current Status; Current Location: In House Committee; Current Committee: House Committee On Judiciary >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 691 - Relating to dishonorable discharges; Exempts, for purposes of state law, those based solely on sexual orientation. Senate BILL 691 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Gelser, Representative Nosse; Regular Sponsors: Senator Roblan, Representative Kotek; Bill Title: Relating to dishonorable discharges from the Armed Forces of the United States; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Exempts, for purposes of state law, dishonorable discharges from Armed Forces of the United States that are based solely on sexual orientation. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-24 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Senate Presidents Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 3095 - Relating to public health, reports of death; Directs State Registrar of Center for Health Statistics to adopt rules requiring each report of death submitted to Center for Health Statistics to identify whether known cause of death is related to using marijuana or product into which cannabinoids have been incorporated. HOUSE BILL 3095 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Bentz Regular Sponsors: Representative Esquivel , Representative Krieger , Representative Whisnant; Bill Title: | Relating to reports of death; declaring an emergency. Summary: Directs State Registrar of Center for Health Statistics to adopt rules requiring each report of death submitted to Center for Health Statistics to identify whether known cause of death is related to using marijuana or product into which cannabinoids have been incorporated. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-23 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Current Status; Current Location: Speakers Desk - Awaiting Referral >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2918 - Relating to use of nicotine by minors; Defines (vapor products). HOUSE BILL 2918 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Olson Regular Sponsors: Representative Esquivel , Representative Gorsek , Representative Huffman , Representative Kennemer , Representative Sprenger; Bill Title: Relating to use of nicotine by minors. | Summary: Defines "vapor products." Amends laws related to use of tobacco products by minors to include use of vapor products by minors, including crime of endangering welfare of minor and other criminal offenses and civil penalties related to use or acquisition of tobacco products by minor.

2-6 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

2-13 (H) Referred to Health Care.

Current Status; Current Location: In House Committee Current Committee: House Committee On Health Care >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 545 - Relating to offenses committed in a motor vehicle when a person under 18 years of age is in the motor vehicle; Makes offense of smoking in motor vehicle primary offense. Senate BILL 545 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Riley; Bill Title: Relating to offenses committed in a motor vehicle when a person under 18 years of age is in the motor vehicle. | Summary: Makes offense of smoking in motor vehicle primary offense.

2-2 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

2-3 (S) Referred to Judiciary.

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 732 - Relating to age requirement for use of inhalants; Creates offense of selling tobacco products or tobacco product devices to person under 21 years of age. Senate BILL 732 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Steiner Hayward , Senator Bates , Representative Keny-Guyer Regular Sponsors: Senator Monnes Anderson , Representative Greenlick , Representative Taylor - Bill Title: | Relating to age requirement for use of inhalants; declaring an emergency. Summary: Creates offense of selling tobacco products or tobacco product devices to person under 21 years of age. Punishes by maximum $2,000 fine. Raises minimum age at which person may purchase or possess tobacco products and tobacco product devices to 21 years of age. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

2-26 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 107- Relating to orders setting aside convictions; Allows conviction for certain traffic violations to be set aside. Senate BILL 107 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Thatcher (Presession Filed) Bill Title: Relating to orders setting aside convictions; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Allows conviction for certain traffic violations to be set aside. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

1-12 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

1-20 (S) Referred to Judiciary. Current Status

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The low-lights ...

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2546 - Relating to inhalants; Defines (inhalant delivery system), Amends laws concerning sale of tobacco products to, and use of tobacco products by, minors so those laws equally apply to inhalant delivery systems HOUSE BILL 2546 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Taylor, Senator Steiner Hayward; Regular Sponsors: Representative Barnhart, Representative Buckley, Representative Greenlick (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to inhalants; declaring an emergency. | Summary: Defines "inhalant delivery system." Amends laws concerning sale of tobacco products to, and use of tobacco products by, minors so those laws equally apply to inhalant delivery systems. Provides for further regulation of inhalant delivery systems. Expands scope of offense of endangering welfare of a minor from knowingly causing sale of tobacco products to minors to knowingly allowing sale of tobacco products to minors and adds distribution and sale of inhalant delivery systems. For purposes of Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act, defines "inhalant." Makes prohibitions of Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act apply to inhalants. Makes certain other changes to Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act. Repeals laws related to smoking in public that are duplicative or inconsistent with provisions of Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage. . | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

(e) Distributes, sells or allows to be sold an inhalant delivery system, as defined in ORS 431.840, to a person under 18 years of age; or

[(e)] (f) Sells to a person under 18 years of age any device in which tobacco, marijuana, cocaine or any controlled substance, as defined in ORS 475.005, is burned and the principal design and use of which is directly or indirectly to deliver tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, cocaine smoke or smoke from any controlled substance into the human body including but not limited to:

(A) Pipes, water pipes, hookahs, wooden pipes, carburetor pipes, electric pipes, air driven pipes, corncob pipes, meerschaum pipes and ceramic pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads or punctured metal bowls;

(B) Carburetion tubes and devices, including carburetion masks;

(C) Bongs;

(D) Chillums;

(E) Ice pipes or chillers;

(F) Cigarette rolling papers and rolling machines; and

(G) Cocaine free basing kits.

(6) “Smoking instrument” means any cigar, cigarette, pipe or other [smoking equipment] instrument used to smoke tobacco, marijuana or any other inhalant.

(a) The owner or person in charge of a hotel or motel may designate up to 25 percent of the sleeping rooms of the hotel or motel as rooms in which the smoking, aerosolizing or vaporizing of inhalants is permitted.

(e) A performer may smoke or carry a lighted smoking instrument that does not contain tobacco or marijuana, and may aerosolize or vaporize a substance that does not contain nicotine or a cannabinoid, while performing in a scripted stage, motion picture or television production if:

(A) The production is produced by an organization whose primary purpose is producing scripted productions; and

(B) The act of smoking, aerosolizing or vaporizing is an integral part of the production.

(3) An employer, except in those places described in subsection (2) of this section, shall post signs that provide notice of the provisions of ORS 433.835 to 433.875.

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2558 - Relating to nicotine; Directs State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules making nicotine Schedule III controlled substance HOUSE BILL 2558 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Greenlick; Regular Sponsors: Representative Barnhart, Representative Smith Warner (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to nicotine. | Catchline/Summary: Directs State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules making nicotine Schedule III controlled substance. Provides for phase-in of penalties by board. Creates crimes of unlawful possession of nicotine and unlawful distribution of nicotine, effective until rules adopted. Punishes by maximum fine of $2,000. Creates crimes of unlawful possession of nicotine, unlawful delivery of nicotine and unlawful manufacture of nicotine. Punishes by maximum fine of $2,000. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 9. ORS 163.575, as amended by section 1, chapter 20, Oregon Laws 2014, is amended to read: 163.575. (1) A person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of a minor if the person knowingly:

[(e)] (d) Sells to a person under 18 years of age any device in which tobacco, marijuana, cocaine or any other controlled substance, as defined in ORS 475.005, is burned and the principal design and use of which is directly or indirectly to deliver tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, cocaine smoke or smoke from any other controlled substance into the human body

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2636 - Relating to medical marijuana registration, authorizing physician; Prohibits if physician  has provided for 450 or more persons HOUSE BILL 2636 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Lively; Regular Sponsors: Representative Barnhart, Representative Gomberg (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to marijuana. | Catchline/Summary: Prohibits Oregon Health Authority from issuing registry identification card to applicant if attending physician whose name is provided to authority by applicant has provided written documentation necessary for issuance of registry identification card for 450 or more persons who currently hold registry identification card. Creates exemption. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Source >> >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2781; - Relating to prohibition against registry identification card holders at child care facilities; Prohibits Office of Child Care from certifying, registering, recording or providing state funds to child care facility when person with regular presence at facility possesses medical marijuana card HOUSE BILL 2781 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Parrish; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to prohibition against registry identification card holders at child care facilities. | Catchline/Summary: Prohibits Office of Child Care from certifying, registering, recording or providing state funds to child care facility when person with regular presence at facility possesses medical marijuana card. Prohibits child care facility from hiring, employing or otherwise engaging services of person who possesses medical marijuana card as person with regular presence at facility. Directs Office of Child Care to create system whereby owners and operators of child care facilities may apply to receive information about persons with regular presence at child care facility who possess medical marijuana cards. Authorizes office to charge maximum fee of $25 for information. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 124 - Relating to marijuana production, plus; Creates crimes of unlawful manufacture or delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school zone SENATE BILL 124 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Whitsett, Representative Whitsett; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Creates crimes of unlawful manufacture of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school zone and unlawful delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school zone. Punishes by maximum five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 162 - Relating to marijuana facilities and children; Prohibits marijuana grow sites and licensed producers, processors and sellers of marijuana from being located within 1,000 feet of school SENATE BILL 162 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Whitsett, Representative Whitsett; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Prohibits marijuana grow sites and licensed producers, processors and sellers of marijuana from being located within 1,000 feet of school. Clarifies, with respect to medical marijuana facilities, type of school to which prohibition against location within 1,000 feet of school applies. Requires marijuana grow sites and licensed producers, processors and wholesalers of marijuana to keep all marijuana inside fence, barrier or other type of structure that prevents public access. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 417 - Relating to retail sale of products used to deliver substances into a person's respiratory system; Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission, exempts medical and adult cannabis use SENATE BILL 417 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Steiner Hayward; Regular Sponsors: Senator Bates, Senator Monnes Anderson, Representative Helm, Representative Taylor (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to retail sale of products used to deliver substances into a person's respiratory system; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Requires imposition of fees on licensees that are reasonably calculated to pay for administering provisions of Act. Prohibits certain types of retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems. Establishes Tobacco Control Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Liquor Control Commission for purposes of administering provisions of Act. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. Definitions. As used in sections 1 to 11 of this 2015 Act:

(1)(a) “Inhalant delivery system” means:

(A) A device that can be used to deliver nicotine in the form of a vapor or aerosol to a person inhaling from the device; or

(B) A component of a device described in this paragraph or a substance in any form sold for the purpose of being vaporized or aerosolized by a device described in this paragraph, whether the component or substance is sold separately or is not sold separately.

(b) “Inhalant delivery system” does not include:

(A) Any product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product or for any other therapeutic purpose, if the product is marketed and sold solely for the approved purpose; and

SECTION 2. Licensure requirement. A person may not make a retail sale of a tobacco product or an inhalant delivery system in this state unless the person sells the tobacco product or inhalant delivery system at a premises for which a license has been issued under section 4 of this 2015 Act.

(cannabis {marijuana} mentioned ...)

SECTION 3. Premises to which Act does not apply. Sections 1 to 11 of this 2015 Act do not apply to a person making a retail sale of an inhalant delivery system at a medical marijuana facility registered under ORS 475.314 or a premises for which a retail license has been issued under section 22, chapter 1, Oregon Laws 2015 (Ballot Measure 91 (2014)), unless the person makes a retail sale of a component or substance described in section 1 (1)(a)(B) of this 2015 Act that contains nicotine.

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SECTION 4. Licensure qualifications. (1) The Oregon Liquor Control Commission shall license qualified premises for the retail sale of tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems. (2)(a) To be qualified for licensure under this section, a premises:

(A) Must have a physical address;

(B) May not be a drug outlet, as defined in ORS 689.005, or located at the same address as a drug outlet; and

(C) May not be located within 1,000 feet of any part of the premises of:

(i) A public school for which attendance is compulsory under ORS 339.020; or

(ii) A private or parochial school that teaches children as described in ORS 339.030 (1)(a).

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 445 - Relating to disclosure of information to consumers of marijuana; info on harmful effects of marijuana on pregnant women and potential for marijuana to cause birth defects SENATE BILL 445 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Monnes Anderson; Regular Sponsors: Senator Boquist, Senator Devlin, Senator Edwards, Senator Steiner Hayward, Senator Thomsen (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to disclosure of information to consumers of marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Requires medical marijuana facilities and marijuana retailers to post at facility or on premises of retail location notice of harmful effects of marijuana on pregnant women and potential for marijuana to cause birth defects. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 460 - Relating to marijuana facilities and children; Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules providing for relocation of registered medical marijuana facility if school is established SENATE BILL 460 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Prozanski; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules providing for relocation of registered medical marijuana facility. Provides, if school is established within 1,000 feet of registered medical marijuana facility, that medical marijuana facility may remain at current location until date on which medical marijuana facility must renew registration with authority for second time following date on which school is first attended by students. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 464 - Relating to extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant; Requires specific registration and Authority to adopt rules regulating processing of cannabinoid extracts SENATE BILL 464 - Overview; Chief Sponsors: Senator Prozanski; filed At the request of: Sam Chapman; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Prohibits registrant under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act from processing cannabinoid extracts unless registrant is certified by Oregon Health Authority to process cannabinoid extracts. Requires authority to adopt rules regulating processing of cannabinoid extracts. Requires Oregon Liquor Control Commission to adopt rules regulating processing of marijuana extracts. Requires authority and commission to collaborate in adoption of rules. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Source >> >> Read more >>

The good stuff ...

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2312 - Relating to crime; Provides that possession, delivery or manufacture of controlled substance constituting commercial drug offense must be for controlled substance other than marijuana or marijuana product HOUSE BILL 2312 - Overview; filed At the request of: House Interim Committee on Judiciary; Chief, Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to crime; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Allows probationer or court to object to supervising officer's proposed modification to special conditions of probation. Provides that possession, delivery or manufacture of controlled substance constituting commercial drug offense must be for controlled substance other than marijuana or marijuana product. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

(change/s ...)

ORS 475.900 is amended to read: 475.900. (1) A violation of ORS 475.752, 475.806 to 475.894, 475.904 or 475.906 shall be classified as crime category 8 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission if:

(a) The violation constitutes delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance and involves substantial quantities of a controlled substance. For purposes of this paragraph, the following amounts constitute substantial quantities of the following controlled substances:

(b) The violation constitutes possession, delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance other than marijuana or marijuana product and the possession, delivery or manufacture is a commercial drug offense. A possession, delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance other than marijuana or marijuana product is a commercial drug offense for purposes of this subsection if it is accompanied by at least three of the following factors:

(a) “Marijuana product” has the meaning given that term in ORS 475.864.

(b) “Mixture or substance” means any mixture or substance, whether or not the mixture or substance is in an ingestible or marketable form at the time of the offense.

SECTION 3. This 2015 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2015 Act takes effect on its passage. >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2668 - Relating to industrial hemp; Repeals statutes requiring industrial hemp growers and handlers to be licensed by State Department of Agriculture HOUSE BILL 2668 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to industrial hemp. | Catchline/Summary: Repeals statutes requiring industrial hemp growers and handlers to be licensed by State Department of Agriculture. Defines "industrial hemp." Clarifies that industrial hemp is agricultural product subject to regulation by department. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2754 - Relating to immunity for persons who seek medical assistance; Exempts person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses and finding of violation of terms of release or supervision if person contacts emergency medical services or law enforcement agency to obtain necessary medical assistance for other person due to drug-related overdose HOUSE BILL 2754 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Williamson; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to immunity for persons who seek medical assistance. | Catchline/Summary: Exempts person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses and finding of violation of terms of release or supervision if person contacts emergency medical services or law enforcement agency to obtain necessary medical assistance for other person due to drug-related overdose. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. (1) A person who contacts emergency medical services or a law enforcement agency to obtain medical assistance for another person who needs medical assistance due to a drug-related overdose is immune from arrest or prosecution for an offense listed in subsection (2) of this section if the evidence of the offense was obtained because the person contacted emergency medical services or a law enforcement agency as described in this subsection.

(2) The immunity conferred under subsection (1) of this section applies to arrest and prosecution for:

(g) Unlawful possession of marijuana or a marijuana product as described in ORS 475.864;

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 364 - Relating to the classification of marijuana offenses; Requires court to use current classification of marijuana offenses when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction SENATE BILL 364 - Overview; filed At the request of: Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary; Chief, Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to the classification of marijuana offenses; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Requires court to use current classification of marijuana offenses when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 479 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Creates Task Force on Clinical Research of Cannabis and directs task force to study and report on development of medical cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products that meet individual patient needs SENATE BILL 479 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Edwards Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed) Bill Title: Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Creates Task Force on Clinical Research of Cannabis and directs task force to study and report on development of medical cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products that meet individual patient needs. Requires report to be submitted to interim committee on health no later than September 15, 2016. Sunsets December 31, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> here << | Measure text PDF for the current version >> ... >> Source >> >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 480 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board, Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research SENATE BILL 480 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Edwards Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed) Bill Title: Relating to the clinical research of cannabis. | Catchline/Summary: Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board. Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

The others ...

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2147 - Relating to the taxation of marijuana; Requires report to be submitted to interim committee related to revenue no later than September 15, 2015 HOUSE BILL 2147 - Overview; filed At the request of: House Interim Committee on Revenue; Chief Sponsors: Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to the taxation of marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Directs Department of Revenue to conduct study on taxation of marijuana. Requires report to be submitted to interim committee related to revenue no later than September 15, 2015. Sunsets on date of convening of 2016 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2206 - Relating to commercial sexual solicitation; Renames crime of patronizing a prostitute HOUSE BILL 2206 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Taylor, Representative Huffman; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to commercial sexual solicitation. | Catchline/Summary: Renames crime of patronizing a prostitute to commercial sexual solicitation. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. ORS 167.008 is amended to read: 167.008. (1) A person commits the crime of [patronizing a prostitute] commercial sexual solicitation if the person pays, or offers or agrees to pay, a fee to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact.

(2) [Patronizing a prostitute] Commercial sexual solicitation is a Class A misdemeanor.

SECTION 2. ORS 12.117 is amended to read:

(B) Allowing, permitting, encouraging or hiring a child to engage in prostitution or [to patronize a prostitute] commercial sexual solicitation, as defined in ORS chapter 167.

SECTION 3. ORS 90.396 is amended to read:

(f) The tenant, ... Acts that are “outrageous in the extreme” include, but are not limited to, the following acts by a person:

(A) Prostitution, [patronizing a prostitute] commercial sexual solicitation or promoting prostitution, as described in ORS 167.007, 167.008 and 167.012;

(B) Manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, as described in ORS 475.005, but not including:

(i) The medical use of marijuana in compliance with ORS 475.300 to 475.346;

(ii) Possession of, or delivery for no consideration of, less than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana as described in ORS 475.860 (3) or 475.864 (3); or

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2429 - Relating to relief from firearm prohibitions; Authorizes Psychiatric Security Review Board to conduct relief hearings for persons found guilty except for insanity of certain misdemeanors HOUSE BILL 2429 - Overview; filed At the request of: Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., for Oregon State Police); Chief, Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to relief from firearm prohibitions; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Repeals sunset on provisions related to relief from prohibition on possessing and purchasing firearms. Authorizes Psychiatric Security Review Board to conduct relief hearings for persons found guilty except for insanity of certain misdemeanors. Authorizes board to conduct hearings with members from adult panel, juvenile panel or both. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

(change/s ...)

(b) The person is barred from receiving a firearm under ORS 166.470 (1)(e) or (f) or, if the person has been found guilty except for insanity of a misdemeanor involving violence, ORS 166.470 (1)(g); or

(3) Following receipt of the petition, the board shall conduct a contested case hearing, make written findings of fact and conclusions of law on the issues before the board and issue a final order. Board members from the adult panel, the juvenile panel or a combination of both panels of the board may conduct the hearings described in this section.

166.274. (1) Except as provided in subsection [(10)] (11) of this section, a person barred from possessing [a firearm under ORS 166.250 (1)(c)(A) or (C) to (E) or 166.270 or barred from purchasing] or receiving a firearm [under ORS 166.470 (1)(a), (b) or (e) to (g)] may file a petition for relief from the bar [in the circuit court in the petitioner’s county of residence.] in accordance with subsection (2) of this section if:

(a) The person is barred from possessing a firearm under ORS 166.250 (1)(c)(A) or (C) or 166.270; or

(b) The person is barred from receiving a firearm under ORS 166.470 (1)(a) or (b) or, if the person has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving violence, ORS 166.470 (1)(g).

(cannabis {marijuana} mentioned ...)

[snip]

(h) Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a misdemeanor within the four years prior to the application, including a misdemeanor conviction for the possession of marijuana as described in paragraph (L) of this subsection;

[snip]

(L) Has not been convicted of an offense involving controlled substances or participated in a court-supervised drug diversion program, except this disability does not operate to exclude a person if:

(A) The person can demonstrate that the person has been convicted only once of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense; or

(B) The person can demonstrate that the person has only once completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not been convicted of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense;

[snip]

(10) As used in this section, “drug diversion program” means a program in which a defendant charged with a marijuana possession offense completes a program under court supervision and in which the marijuana possession offense is dismissed upon successful completion of the diversion program.

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2529 - Relating to concealed handgun licenses; Exempts certain transferors of firearms from requesting criminal history record check if purchaser or recipient has concealed handgun license HOUSE BILL 2529 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Witt; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to concealed handgun licenses. | Catchline/Summary: Exempts certain transferors of firearms from requesting criminal history record check if purchaser or recipient has concealed handgun license. Requires county sheriff to request that Department of State Police perform criminal records check with National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires sheriff to obtain certain information from noncitizen applicants before issuing concealed handgun license. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

(change/s ...)

SECTION 1. ORS 166.412 is amended to read:

(13) Subsection (2)(d) and (e) of this section does not apply if the purchaser is licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun.

SECTION 2. ORS 166.438 is amended to read: 166.438. (1) A transferor other than a gun dealer may not transfer a firearm at a gun show unless the transferor:

(b) Subsection (1)(a)(A) and (B) of this section does not apply if the recipient is licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun.

(o) Is not required to register as a sex offender in any state[.]; and (p) Is not prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

(a) The application must state the applicant’s legal name, current address and telephone number, date and place of birth, hair and eye color and height and weight. The application must also list the applicant’s residence address or addresses for the previous three years. The application must contain a statement by the applicant that the applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1) of this section. The application must state the applicant’s place of birth and country of citizenship and, if the applicant is not a citizen of the United States, the applicant’s United States Im- migration and Customs Enforcement alien registration number or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services number. The application may include the Social Security number of the applicant if the applicant voluntarily provides this number. The application must be signed by the applicant.

(b) The applicant must submit to fingerprinting and photographing by the sheriff. The sheriff shall fingerprint and photograph the applicant and [shall conduct any investigation necessary to corroborate the requirements listed under subsection (1) of this section. If a nationwide criminal records check is necessary, the sheriff] shall request the Department of State Police to conduct [the] a criminal records check[, including fingerprint identification, through] utilizing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System described in 18 U.S.C. 922 and operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If the person is not a citizen, the Department of State Police shall provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation any information needed to perform an Immigration Alien Query. If fingerprint identification is necessary, the Department of State Police shall provide the applicant’s fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall return the fingerprint cards used to conduct the criminal records check and may not keep any record of the fingerprints. The Department of State Police shall report the results of the [fingerprint-based] criminal records check to the sheriff[. The Department of State Police shall also] and shall furnish the sheriff with any information about the applicant that the Department of State Police may have in its possession including, but not limited to, manual or computerized criminal offender information. The sheriff may conduct any additional investi- gation necessary to corroborate the requirements listed under subsection (1) of this section.

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(h) Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a misdemeanor within the four years prior to the application, including a misdemeanor conviction for the possession of marijuana as described in paragraph (L) of this subsection;

[snip]

(L) Has not been convicted of an offense involving controlled substances or participated in a court-supervised drug diversion program, except this disability does not operate to exclude a person if:

(A) The person can demonstrate that the person has been convicted only once of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense; or

(B) The person can demonstrate that the person has only once completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not been convicted of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense;

[snip]

(10) As used in this section, “drug diversion program” means a program in which a defendant charged with a marijuana possession offense completes a program under court supervision and in which the marijuana possession offense is dismissed upon successful completion of the diversion program.

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Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2562 - Relating to orders setting aside a conviction; Includes finding of guilty except for insanity as conviction that may be expunged HOUSE BILL 2562 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Greenlick; Regular Sponsors: Representative Barnhart, Representative Buckley, Representative Vega Pederson, Representative Williamson, Senator Gelser(Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to orders setting aside a conviction; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Includes finding of guilty except for insanity as conviction that may be expunged. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. ORS 137.225 is amended to read: 137.225. (1)(a) At any time after the lapse of three years from the date of pronouncement of judgment, any defendant who has fully complied with and performed the sentence of the court and whose conviction is described in subsection (5) of this section by motion may apply to the court where the conviction was entered for entry of an order setting aside the conviction;

(5) The provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this section apply to a conviction of:

(a) A Class B felony, except for a violation of ORS 166.429 or any crime classified as a person felony as that term is defined in the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(b) A Class C felony, except for criminal mistreatment in the first degree under ORS 163.205 when it would constitute child abuse as defined in ORS 419B.005 or any sex crime.

(c) The crime of possession of the narcotic drug marijuana when that crime was punishable as a felony only. >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2676 - Relating to marijuana facilities; Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to register medical marijuana production sites, processing sites, wholesale sites and individuals who perform work that requires handling marijuana HOUSE BILL 2676 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to register medical marijuana production sites, processing sites, wholesale sites and individuals who perform work that requires handling marijuana. Provides for testing of marijuana through existing laboratory accreditation program. Transfers regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries from Oregon Health Authority to commission. Amends other provisions of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Becomes operative January 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued; Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued; Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  HB 2698 - Relating to bias crimes; Renames crime of intimidation as bias crime HOUSE BILL 2698 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Frederick; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to bias crimes; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Renames crime of intimidation as bias crime. Includes commission of assault in the fourth degree as bias crime in the first degree when committed by one person and motivated by perception of victim's race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Modifies authority of certain law enforcement officials to bring civil action based on commission of bias crime. Directs law enforcement agencies to report statistics regarding bias crimes to Department of Justice. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 7. ORS 90.396 is amended to read:

[snip]

(f) The tenant, someone in the tenant’s control or the tenant’s pet commits any act that is outrageous in the extreme, on the premises or in the immediate vicinity of the premises. ... Acts that are “outrageous in the extreme” include, but are not limited to, the following acts by a person:

(A) Prostitution, patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution, as described in ORS 167.007, 167.008 and 167.012;

(B) Manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, as described in ORS 475.005, but not including:

(i) The medical use of marijuana in compliance with ORS 475.300 to 475.346;

(ii) Possession of, or delivery for no consideration of, less than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana as described in ORS 475.860 (3) or 475.864 (3); or

(iii) Possession of prescription drugs;

[snip]

(C) [Intimidation] A bias crime , as described in ORS 166.155 and 166.165;

[snip]

(5) The provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this section apply to a conviction of:

(a) A Class B felony, except for a violation of ORS 166.429 or any crime classified as a person felony as that term is defined in the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(b) A Class C felony, except for criminal mistreatment in the first degree under ORS 163.205 when it would constitute child abuse as defined in ORS 419B.005 or any sex crime.

(c) The crime of possession of the narcotic drug marijuana when that crime was punishable as a felony only.

[snip]

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 106 - Relating to handgun safety instructors; Directs Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish handgun safety instructor program, Includes completion of handgun safety course taught by handgun safety instructor as acceptable demonstration of competence with handgun for issuance of concealed handgun license SENATE BILL 106 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Thatcher; Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to handgun safety instructors; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Directs Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish handgun safety instructor program. Directs department to adopt rules to administer handgun safety instructor program. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Includes completion of handgun safety course taught by handgun safety instructor as acceptable demonstration of competence with handgun for issuance of concealed handgun license. Declares emergency, effective on passage. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

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SECTION 2. ORS 166.291, as amended by section 1, chapter 62, Oregon Laws 2014, is amended to read: (1) The sheriff of a county, upon a person’s application for an Oregon concealed handgun license, upon receipt of the appropriate fees and after compliance with the procedures set out in this section, shall issue the person a concealed handgun license if the person:

(a)(A) Is a citizen of the United States; or

(B) Is a legal resident alien who can document continuous residency in the county for at least six months and has declared in writing to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services the intent to acquire citizenship status and can present proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for the license;

[snip]

(the change ...)

(H) Completion of a handgun safety course conducted by a handgun safety instructor certified by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training as described in section 1 of this 2015 Act;

[snip]

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(h) Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a misdemeanor within the four years prior to the application, including a misdemeanor conviction for the possession of marijuana as described in paragraph (L) of this subsection;

[snip]

(L) Has not been convicted of an offense involving controlled substances or participated in a court-supervised drug diversion program, except this disability does not operate to exclude a person if:

(A) The person can demonstrate that the person has been convicted only once of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense; or

(B) The person can demonstrate that the person has only once completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not been convicted of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense;

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 115 - Relating to concealed handgun licenses; Removes six-month county residence requirement for legal resident applicant for concealed handgun license, Authorizes county sheriff to waive residency requirement for concealed handgun license if applicant resides in another state SENATE BILL 115 - Overview; filed At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Thatcher; Regular Sponsors: Representative Krieger, Representative Post, Representative Stark, Representative Wilson, Representative Witt (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to concealed handgun licenses. | Catchline/Summary: Removes six-month county residence requirement for legal resident applicant for concealed handgun license. Authorizes county sheriff to waive residency requirement for concealed handgun license if applicant resides in another state. Provides that license holders may renew license electronically or by mail. Provides that if sheriff waives residence requirement for license applicant, sheriff shall consider application as renewal if person has valid license issued in another county. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

(change/s ...)

ORS 166.291, is amended to read:

166.291. (1) The sheriff of a county, upon a person’s application for an Oregon concealed handgun license, upon receipt of the appropriate fees and after compliance with the procedures set out in this section, shall issue the person a concealed handgun license if the person:

(a)(A) Is a citizen of the United States; or

(B) Is a legal resident alien who [can document continuous residency in the county for at least six months and] has declared in writing to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services the intent to acquire citizenship status and can present proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for the license;

(8) The county sheriff may waive the residency requirement in subsection (1)(c) of this section for a resident of [a contiguous state who has a compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need] another state .

[snip]

(5) A person denied a concealed handgun license or whose license is revoked or not renewed under ORS 166.291 to 166.295 may petition the circuit court [in the petitioner’s county of residence] to review the denial, nonrenewal or revocation. The petition must be filed in the county in which the application is denied or in which the license is not renewed or revoked, no later than [within] 30 days after the receipt of the notice of denial, nonrenewal or revocation.

[snip]

(b) A licensee who renews a concealed handgun license under paragraph (a) of this subsection may submit a photograph to the sheriff electronically or by mail in accordance with specifications established by the sheriff.

[snip]

(4) If a sheriff waives the residency requirement for a person applying for a concealed handgun license as described in ORS 166.291 (8), the sheriff shall consider the application as a renewal of a concealed handgun license under this section if the person has a valid concealed handgun license issued in another county.

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[snip]

(h) Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a misdemeanor within the four years prior to the application, including a misdemeanor conviction for the possession of marijuana as described in paragraph (L) of this subsection;

[snip]

(L) Has not been convicted of an offense involving controlled substances or participated in a court-supervised drug diversion program, except this disability does not operate to exclude a person if:

(A) The person can demonstrate that the person has been convicted only once of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense; or

(B) The person can demonstrate that the person has only once completed a drug diversion program for a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense, and has not been convicted of a marijuana possession offense that constituted a misdemeanor or violation under the law of the jurisdiction of the offense;

[snip]

(10) As used in this section, “drug diversion program” means a program in which a defendant charged with a marijuana possession offense completes a program under court supervision and in which the marijuana possession offense is dismissed upon successful completion of the diversion program.

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Oregon State Legislation:  SB 289 - Relating to monitoring the efficacy of state government entities; Directs presiding officers of Legislative Assembly to biennially appoint legislative committee to review efficacy of new and existing state boards, commissions and other entities with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees SENATE BILL 289 - Overview; filed At the request of: Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., for Oregon Department of Administrative Services) Chief Sponsors: Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to monitoring the efficacy of state government entities. | Catchline/Summary: Establishes legislative policy of conducting periodic review of state boards, commissions and other small entities within executive branch of state government to enhance budget and government efficiency, minimize duplication of effort and enhance efforts of such entities in meeting current needs of Oregonians. Directs presiding officers of Legislative Assembly to biennially appoint legislative committee to review efficacy of new and existing state boards, commissions and other entities with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees. Establishes repeal schedule under which state boards, commissions and other small-sized entities within executive branch will be repealed, unless additional legislative action extends or eliminates repeal. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:

(1) Numerous boards, commissions and other small entities of state government exist in state government;

(2) Budget and government efficiency can be optimized by routinely and periodically ex- amining the purposes, business needs and duties of each state board, commission or other small entity;

(3) Periodic review of boards, commissions and other small entities of state government minimizes duplication of effort and enhances the efforts of these entities to focus on meeting current needs of Oregonians; and

(4) The purpose of this section, section 2 of this 2015 Act, the amendments to ORS 181.637 and 576.062 by sections 276 to 327 of this 2015 Act and the repeal of statutes by sections 3 to 275 of this 2015 Act is to implement this periodic review by the Legislative Assembly.

SECTION 2. (1) For each odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall jointly appoint a legislative committee to review the continued efficacy of existing state boards, commissions and other executive branch entities with staff of fewer than 50 full-time equiv- alent employees.

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SECTION 174. ORS 475.303, establishing the Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana, is repealed on June 30, 2018. >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

Oregon State Legislation:  SB 5520 - Relating to the financial administration of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission SENATE BILL 5520 - Overview; filed At the request of: Oregon Department of Administrative Services) Chief Sponsors, Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed); Bill Title: Relating to the financial administration of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission; declaring an emergency. | Catchline/Summary: Limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Authorizes specified nonlimited expenditures. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2015. | Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other law limiting expenditures, the following amounts are established for the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, as the maximum limits for payment of expenses from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but ex- cluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, for the following purposes:

(1) Administrative expenses ........... $ 52,391,248

(2) Marijuana regulation ................ $ 6,805,946

(3) Agents’ compensation............... $101,958,335

(4) Capital improvements ............... $ 2,850,810

SECTION 2. For the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, expenditures by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for liquor purchases and bank card fees are not limited. >> Source >> | Measure text PDF for the current version >> >> here << ... >> Read more >>

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