July 10, 2017 •
Oregon Legislature Adjourns; Lobbying Reform Bill Dies
The Oregon Legislature adjourned July 7, three days before its July 10 constitutional deadline.
In the final days of the session, lawmakers passed a $5.3 billion package of taxes and fees to fund transportation upgrades and another bill to reduce state spending by $200 million over the next two years.
However, lawmakers failed to pass lobbying reforms introduced at the request of Gov. Kate Brown. Following a flurry of last-minute activity in the House to pass Senate Bill 43, a bill to modify Oregon’s lobbyist registration and reporting requirements, the Senate opted to let the bill die.
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