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Findley and Bonham to hold virtual town hall

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 11:30

Mark your calendars...Thursday January 14 at 5:30 pm...for a virtual town hall with our state legislators, Lynn Findley and Daniel Bonham. Registration is required. Here's the link to register - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wQR5LahZQO2QMCIBZi6pRQ

Now is the time to start asking hard questions of our elected officials, like why they voted the way they did during the recent December special session. Below is a summary of the bills that were discussed and how they each voted. Additionally, we need to let them know that we expect them to stay and work during the upcoming legislative session. Walking out is not governing. If any of you are interested in meeting by Zoom earlier next week to come up with some good questions to ask or statements to make, email me at debiferrer@gmail.com.

Summary of their recent December votes...

HB 4401 - Findley and Bonham voted against it. It passed anyway.
Requires Housing and Community Services Department to provide distributions to certain residential landlords for unpaid rent after April 1, 2020. Requires department to report to Legislative Assembly on grants by September 15, 2021. Sunsets January 2, 2023. Extends until December 31, 2020, emergency period during which residential evictions for nonpayment are prohibited. Extends until June 30, 2021, prohibitions of terminations without cause, emergency period and repayment date for nonpayment by tenants declaring financial hardships. Extends 72- and 144-hour notices for nonpayment of rent to 10- and 13-day notices and increases penalty for landlord's retaliatory conduct until June 30, 2021. Tolls statute of limitations for residential landlords' claims for nonpayment through June 30, 2021. Declares emergency, effective on passage.https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020S3/Measures/Overview/HB4401

HB 4402 - Findley and Bonham voted yes. It passed.
Limits liability of school districts, union high schools, education service districts, public charter schools, private schools providing instruction to any grade from kindergarten through grade 12 and community colleges for certain claims arising during COVID-19 emergency period.
https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020S3/Measures/Overview/HB4402

SB 1801 - Findley No, Bonham Yes It passed.
Allows holder of full on-premises sales license to sell and deliver mixed drinks or single serving of wine in sealed containers for off-premises consumption.
https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020S3/Measures/Overview/SB1801

SB 1802 and 1803 regarding liability of hospitals and health care providers during Covid emergency period...neither bill was voted on, both were referred to general session.

SB 5731 Findley and Bonham voted yes. It passed
Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Emergency Board for allocations during current biennium
https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020S3/Measures/Overview/SB5731

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