ORLA LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
2021 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
ORLA continues to actively engage all Oregon elected leaders with the priorities we need addressed in the 2021 Legislative Session which began on January 19, 2021. Below are some of the key bills ORLA is supporting, opposing and monitoring.
How can you help? Share your stories of why an issue is important to you, your employees and your livelihood. Make it personal and ask lawmakers to support the issue if it’s one we hope will pass or oppose a concept or issue that will harm your business. Click here to find out who your Legislators are for your region. You can also provide testimony–written or live (video)–on issues of importance to you. If interested, reach out to Greg Astley, Director of Government Affairs.
Current Legislative Bill Tracking (as of 5.7.21):
To download a pdf of the latest bill tracking document, click here.
Note on Bill Tracking: In many cases, bills are in the “monitor” category because of the relating clause and the potential for the body of the bill to be changed later with amendments or a legislative procedure known as a “gut and stuff,” where the entire body of a bill is removed and replaced with a new bill still relating to the original clause. For example, a bill with a relating clause of “Relating to alcohol” where the main body of the bill has to do with conducting a study could be amended or “gutted” and replaced with language to increase alcohol prices with the same relating clause. In other cases, bills are here because they have the potential to be a bill we could support or oppose depending on whether or not the bill progresses through the Legislature.
Remaining Steadfast on Priorities
ORLA is communicating daily with the Governor’s Office as the suffering and economic toll continues to push hospitality businesses to the brink. Our latest conversations revolve around:
For more information on ORLA's policy positions and priorities, reach out to Greg Astley, Director of Government Affairs.
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