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SB 480 provides start-up funds for after school programs to offer meals
SALEM – Legislation that will allow more Oregon after school programs to provide healthy meals passed in the Oregon Senate this morning. Senate Bill 480 will allocate funds to the Oregon Department of Education, allowing the Department to administer grants to schools districts, government agencies, and community groups that are eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Afterschool Meal and Snack Program.
Senate takes final vote on SB 487, consumer protection victory for Oregonians
SALEM – The Senate took final action on a bill this afternoon that will give consumers greater protection from getting trapped in cyclical automatic renewal agreements that can become expensive and burdensome. Senate Bill 487 will require offers involving the automatic renewal of a product subscription to include a clear explanation that the order will automatically renew unless the customer notifies the business to stop.
(SALEM) – The Oregon Legislative Assembly gave approval this morning to a measure redrawing the boundaries of the 60 House and 30 Senate districts in the Oregon Legislative Assembly to reflect population changes in the 2010 census.
Senate Bill 989 passed the Senate 27-3 and the House on a 47-10 vote a short time later. The measure now goes to Governor’s desk where it could be signed into law as soon as Monday.
Key Senate Democratic priority will remove barriers to loans and capital for Oregon’s small businesses, create jobs
SB 494 builds on success of 2010’s Access to Business Capital Act
SALEM – Legislation that builds on the success of the Access to Business Capital Act from the February 2010 Session passed off the Senate floor this morning. By removing the sunset date and making permanent the changes made in February 2010, SB 494 is a key piece of the Senate Democrats’ agenda commitment to remove barriers to loans and capital for Oregon’s small businesses.
“This legislation is a key piece of the Senate Democrats’ work this session to help local businesses access the capital they need,” said Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (D- Portland). “The Access to Business Capital Act has created good, family-wage jobs across the state. Continuing this program will only help Oregon’s economic recovery.”
HB 3000 will support local industries and jobs
SALEM – The Senate approved House Bill 3000 this morning, legislation known as the “Buy Oregon First” Bill. The bill allows state agencies to give a preference to goods and services produced in Oregon when bidding out contracts if the cost is not greater than ten percent more than out-of-state goods and services.
“This bill is a great example of legislation that can create and support Oregon jobs,” said Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (D-Portland). “By allowing state agencies to exercise the preference to use Oregon services and products first, we are giving our local businesses a much-deserved leg up on the competition.”