Week Four At the State Legislature

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David Brock Smith

Week Four

Hello Friends,

Welcome to my Legislative Newsletter and thank you for subscribing. The first four weeks of session have been very busy, although Staff and I are settling in and getting our feet underneath us.

The filing deadline is next week on the 28th, so we will have a sense of just how many pieces of legislation will be moving through after that date. The last count I heard was that there were over three thousand bills.

Committee work keeps me very busy, and it is rewarding work.  There hasn’t been a list of bi-partisan bills to move through yet this session, and the legislation has been good. I also had a meeting with the Governor and discussed issues within our District. The Governor had a story in the Oregonian that discussed a normal work week, and I was included. I thought I might give you my schedule for the same week. The Oregonian Story can be found here: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/02/kate_brown_work_week.html

My work week went as follows:

Monday, 2/13/17

 8:00-9:45 Economic Development and Trade Committee

 10:00-11:00 Caucus

 11:00-12:00 Floor Session

 12:00-12:45 Lunch with legislators

 12:45-1:30 AOC Legislative Meeting

 1:30-2:00 Meeting with ODOT

 2:00-2:30 Meeting with Minority Leader McLane

 2:30-3:00 Meeting with Kitty Bunten/ORREC

 3:00-4:45 Energy and Environment Committee

 4:45-5:15 Meeting with Housing Specialist on my Housing bill, HB 2377

 5:30-7:00 Meet with Oregon Wheat Growers

 7:00-8:30 Office work


Tuesday, 2/14/17

 8:00-9:45 Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

 10:00-10:30 Meeting with National Association of Nurseries

 10:30-11:00 Meeting with IT Dept.

 11:15-11:45 Meeting with Wheat Growers

 11:45-12:00 Meeting with Rep. Power

 12:00-1:00 Budget Overview

 1:00-2:30 Early Childhood and Family Support Committee

 2:30-3:00 Meeting with Governor Brown

 3:00-3:30 Meeting with Oregon Nurses Association

 3:30-4:00 Meeting on Economic Dev & Trade

 4:00-4:30 Phone meeting with Macaluso's on housing

 4:30-5:00 Meeting with Oregon Rural Electric COOPs Association

 5:30-7:00 Meet with Oregon Nurses

 7:00-8:30 Office work


Wednesday 2/15/17

 8:00-9:45 Economic Development and Trade Committee

 10:00-11:00 Caucus

 11:00-12:00 Floor Session

 12:00-1:00 Lunch with Legislators

 1:00-1:30 Meeting with NW Natural Gas

 1:30-1:45 Meeting with Homebuilders/HB 2377

 1:45-2:15 Meeting with foresters

 2:30-3:00 Meeting with farmers

 3:00-4:45 Energy and Environment Committee

 5:00-6:00 Economic Development and Trade work group with Co-Chair Marsh

 6:00-7:30 Office work


Thursday 2/16/17

 7:00-8:00 Coastal Caucus

 8:00-9:45 Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

 10:00-11:00 Caucus

 11:00-12:00 Floor Session

 12:00-1:00 Lunch with Legislators

 1:00-2:45 Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee

 3:00-3:30 Meeting with OPUDA/Energy

 3:30-4:00 Meeting with ODF/Sudden Oak Death

 4:00-4:30 Meeting with Legislative Advocates

 4:30-5:00 Meeting with Oregon Dept. Of Agricultural

 5:00-7:00 Justice Reinvestment Summit


Friday 2/17/17

 9:00-10:00 Energy and Environment Workgroup

 10:00-10:30 Meeting on Economic Development

 10:30-11:00 Meeting with local farmers/Waterman

 11:00-12:00 Meeting with Legislative Counsel

 12:00-1:00 Lunch with Legislators

 1:00-3:45 Office work

 3:45-7:00 Travel home to District

 7:00-8:15 Pacific High School Boys Basketball Playoffs at North Bend


Things here are about to pick up in pace. Many of our farmers and ranchers have contacted me regarding HB 2859. This bill would hurt our farming industries and we will be working to stop this bad legislation. We are however, working on HB 3041, that will help our farmers.

It is an honor and a privilege to work for you and I thank you for the opportunity. Please Click Here for my Week Four Video Update. Thank you, God Bless and don’t hesitate to reach out.


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Very Respectfully,

David Brock Smith

Oregon State Representative

House District 1

Curry, Coos, Douglas & Josephine Counties


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1401
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-379, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.DavidBrockSmith@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/smithd