Protecting Kids, Deschutes Geothermal Facility, and Pet Protection

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Tim Knopp

Protecting Kids


On Monday, I voted in favor of HB 2546 which prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and there indoor use. Minors are currently able to go to the store and buy an e-cigarette containing nicotine and HB 2546 eliminates this loophole. 

Erin's Law

I've had the opportunity this session of sponsoring child sexual abuse prevention legislation. SB 856 will establish educational programs in public schools to teach kids how to identify and avoid sexual abuse. On Monday, I testified in favor of Erin's Law to the House Committee on Education. 

Knopp Works for Deschutes Geothermal Facility 

Salem, OR – State Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) testified today in the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources in support of bringing a federal geothermal research facility to Deschutes County. The measure, House Joint Memorial 19, would urge the U.S. Secretary of Energy and Congress to site their prospective Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) at the Newberry Geothermal Project in Deschutes County.

To read the full press release, click here.

Throwback Thursday

 My son, Daniel, and me in my House of Representatives office during Spring 1999.

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Pet Protection Bill of 2015 Passes the House

Salem, OR – A bill that will protect pets from being trapped in hot cars passed the House this Wednesday May 13th. Senate Bill 614 was co-sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) and Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend), and allows for peace officers to enter motor vehicles and impound animals when the officer has probable cause to believe that an animal is being subjected to certain criminal offenses.

To read the full press release, click here.

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

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