2021 Oregon Government Operations Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 27, 2021 OR SB 882 Amends State Legislative Districts Bill Passed - House (31 - 18)
Sept. 27, 2021 OR SB 881 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - House (33 - 16)
Sept. 20, 2021 OR SB 882 Amends State Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
Sept. 20, 2021 OR SB 881 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
June 24, 2021 OR HB 3291 Requires Ballots Returned by Mail to be Postmarked by the Date of the Election Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
June 8, 2021 OR SB 8 Requires Local Governments to Allow Affordable Housing on Lands Not Zoned for Residential Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
June 3, 2021 OR HB 2323 Prohibits Individuals from Intentionally Communicating False Election Information Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 3)
May 28, 2021 OR HB 2681 Prohibits Moving a Voter's Status to "Inactive" Due to Not Updating Their Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 3)
May 24, 2021 OR HB 3291 Requires Ballots Returned by Mail to be Postmarked by the Date of the Election Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
May 19, 2021 OR SJR 12 Amends the State Constitution to Establish Healthcare as a Right for All Citizens Bill Passed - House (34 - 23)
April 29, 2021 OR SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - House (34 - 24)
March 25, 2021 OR SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 7)
March 18, 2021 OR SJR 12 Amends the State Constitution to Establish Healthcare as a Right for All Citizens Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
Jan. 11, 2021 OR HCR 21 Establishes Deadlines for Completing Legislative Measures Bill Passed - House (35 - 25)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/27 SB 882 Amends State Legislative Districts Bill Passed - House (31 - 18)
9/27 SB 881 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - House (33 - 16)
9/20 SB 882 Amends State Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
9/20 SB 881 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
6/24 HB 3291 Requires Ballots Returned by Mail to be Postmarked by the Date of the Election Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
6/08 SB 8 Requires Local Governments to Allow Affordable Housing on Lands Not Zoned for Residential Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
6/03 HB 2323 Prohibits Individuals from Intentionally Communicating False Election Information Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 3)
5/28 HB 2681 Prohibits Moving a Voter's Status to "Inactive" Due to Not Updating Their Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 3)
5/24 HB 3291 Requires Ballots Returned by Mail to be Postmarked by the Date of the Election Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
5/19 SJR 12 Amends the State Constitution to Establish Healthcare as a Right for All Citizens Bill Passed - House (34 - 23)
4/29 SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - House (34 - 24)
3/25 SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 7)
3/18 SJR 12 Amends the State Constitution to Establish Healthcare as a Right for All Citizens Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
1/11 HCR 21 Establishes Deadlines for Completing Legislative Measures Bill Passed - House (35 - 25)

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