Child Abuse Intervention, PERS Reform, and Honoring Nathan Windsor

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Tim Knopp

Knopp Supports Legislation for Kids Center

Salem, OR – The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a bill supporting child abuse intervention with three legislators from Central Oregon sponsoring the measure. HB 2234, which provides additional funding to Oregon's 21 Child Abuse Intervention Centers, was sponsored by Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend), Representative Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver), and Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend).

To read the full press release, click here.

The Need for PERS Reform

Salem, OR - Today, Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) testified in favor of constitutionally viable PERS reform to fix the long-term problem of PERS liability in Oregon. The Joint Committee on Ways & Means Subcommittee on General Government heard HB 2960 in a public hearing and work session. Knopp spoke in support of the -A10 amendment to establish a Fair Retirement Plan for public employees. 

To read the full press release, click here.

A Bulletin Editorial on PERS Reform

The Oregon Supreme Court's ruling on the 2013 PERS reform has created a $5 billion unfunded liability in Oregon. To read a Bulletin editorial discussing the problem, click here.

 Bulletin Quote

Honoring Nathan Windsor

United States Marine Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor (1986-2007) served as an infantryman in Iraq. He died near Fallujah, Iraq in 2007 while successfully warning his platoon of an ambush. Because of his efforts, no one else besides Nathan died. I have had the honor of sponsoring SCR 12 to memorialize Nathan Windsor for the hero he is. SCR 12 will name a portion of Highway 101 after Nathan. I had the opportunity to testify in favor of SCR 12 this past Thursday. 

To hear my testimony in the Committee on Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, click here.

The Governor's Reception

Governor Kate Brown held a reception at her home in Salem on Tuesday night. Here is a picture of Senator Knopp's son Daniel with the Governor.

Daniel with Governor Brown

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

email: I phone: 503-986-1727
address: 900 Court St NE, S-309, Salem, OR, 97301