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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 04:23 AM

Legislature bills advance that impact homeless, make displaying a noose a hate crime, Juneteenth a

Legislature bills advance that impact homeless, make displaying a noose a hate crime, Juneteenth a state holiday


With less than one month left in the 2021 regular session of the Oregon Legislature, bills are passing quickly off the floors of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Unlike the previous two sessions, there isn't a major policy battle underway that threatens to derail the passage of bills. As is customary, the vast majority of bills passed with bipartisan support.

Republicans continue to be frustrated that the building remains closed to the public, but Senate Republicans have paused to some extent the slow-down tactic of requiring bills to be read in full before a vote.

Despite the short week with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday and no floor sessions on Friday, more than 120 bills were considered for final passage.

Read more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/05/oregon-legislature-homeless-identification-noose-hate-crime-hair-discrimination-junteenth-holiday/7558854002/
(Salem Statesman Journal)

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