Week Three Update from Sen. Knopp

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Senator Tim Knopp

Dear Central Oregonians,

Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my email updates. I hope that you find them informative and helpful. I want to make sure all my constituents know about the major issues being talked about in Salem. Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.

Restoring Oregon's Constitution

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced on Oregon's 158th birthday(February 14) the beginning of an effort to restore, preserve, and exhibit the 1857 Oregon Constitution. One of the main goals of the voluntary donation campaign is to create a specially designed case to protect and display the document to the public. I think this is a great project and it will create a lasting monument to the history of our state, our republic, and its people. If you want to join me in donating to the fund you can do so by visiting the Oregon Secretary of State's website

Constitutional Challenge

Child Care Tax Relief Bill

On Monday, I testified on Senate Bill 594 which I introduced to provide tax relief to working Oregon families struggling with child care costs. Parents, especially working mothers, shouldn't have to choose between earning a living and taking care of their children. Reducing the cost of child care is critical to making sure that families can care for children when parents must be at work. Having adequate child care increases the flexibility employees who work non-standard hours and allows them to focus on their jobs rather than worrying about the cost of care. While not in its final form, I hope that SB 594 brings attention to this important issue and helps get us back on track to restoring Oregon's middle class. 

Human Trafficking Legislation

Nita Belles

Last Wednesday, I had the honor of testifying on behalf of a trio of bills(SB 249, SB 250, SB 375) that will bolster the effort to combat human trafficking in Oregon. The bills will protect the victims of trafficking and spread awareness of how to spot and report suspected trafficking. Nita Belles who operates the anti-trafficking non-profit In Our Backyard, was also on hand to testify for the bills and their importance for protecting women and children in Oregon. 

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

email: sen.timknopp@oregonlegislature.gov I phone: 503-986-1727
address: 900 Court St NE, S-309, Salem, OR, 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/knopp