Advocacy Updates


2017 Legislative Report – Week 6



We’ll start with some great news this week … In a highly anticipated court decision, the Multnomah County Circuit Court ruled against the new BOLI interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime statute for manufacturers in the Portland Specialty Baking case. As you’ll recall, BOLI’s new interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime statute was that manufacturing employers were […]

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Register now for Chamber Day at the Capitol



Join us for a day of legislative advocacy in action. Chamber Day at the Capitol is scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017. Presentations from legislative leaders, action and mobilization strategy training and an update on OSCC legislative priorities will take place during the morning session from 8am-12:00pm. The second part of the day will be […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 5



The 2017 Oregon legislature forged into familiar territory last week with orchestrated hearings on legislation that is opposed and hotly contested by the business community – predictive scheduling (SB 828), removal of non-economic damage limits in lawsuits (SB 487), and a slew of bills regulating carbon emissions. But unlike previous sessions, none of this legislation […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 4



The 2017 Oregon legislature is picking up steam and starting to delve into issues of general concern to the business community. On the positive side, legislators received welcome news as economic forecasters delivered a positive revenue forecast that may lessen the need for additional revenues. But on the negative side, committees have started to schedule […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 3



The 2017 Oregon legislature continues to plod along at a cautious pace. Again, only a few hundred additional bills were introduced in the past week, a far lesser amount than anticipated. Only a few committees are delving into controversial issues, but many of those are simply informational hearings. Only the House Business Committee has taken […]

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