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2024 Oregon Legislative Session Recap

Oregon state capitol buildingIn the brisk, month long 2024 Oregon Legislative Short Session, the legislature was focused primarily on issues around housing and Ballot Measure 110. The legislature was
successful in passing legislation addressing both issues. On housing, the governor’s priority bill passed, which increased funding for housing projects and made changes to state land use laws. For BM 110 reform, the legislature recriminalized possession of small amounts of certain drugs, while allowing options to pursue drug treatment rather than criminal penalties. In addition to those two main policy areas, there were bills critical to the construction industry, both positive and negative. We faced threats of liability shifts from both wage theft and duty to defend legislation, as well as the continued threat of government mandated labor standards. On the positive side, we were able to get our coalition’s retainage bond bill across the finish line, after it was stalled by an unexpected fiscal statement last session. Read more about these bills and others from the 2024 Oregon Legislative Short Session.

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