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Senator James Manning


Friends and neighbors in Senate District 7,

How to Find a Bill

If there is a bill you are hearing about either in the news or elsewhere, finding it is easy. The Legislature has a great tool available to you at https://www.oregonlegislative.gov. From this page, you can access bill information by clicking on the Oregon Legislative Information System OLIS icon in the menu bar.

Once inside OLIS, you will see a summary of the day’s events, including hearings, floor sessions and other Capitol events. You also will see a menu at the top right with an icon for “Bills” which is a great place to start.

You can search for bills by the bill number. If you do not know the bill number, you can search by keyword text or by the bill’s sponsor. Both House and Senate bills can be searched by hovering over the results. Then you can read the bill summary to help narrow it down to what you are looking for. 

*While reading this newsletter, when you come across blue text that is underlined, that means there is a hyperlink. If you click on the blue text, you will be redirected to the topic that is hyperlinked.

Since my last newsletter, a couple of big events have occurred at the Capitol. First and foremost, I dropped Senate Bill 770 - the Healthcare for All Oregon Bill. I truly believe that health care is a basic human necessity and it should be a right. Health care is my number one priority this session and this bill looks to benefit Oregonians in need.

I also gave testimony (skip to 11:48) on House Bill 2623 - the Anti-fracking. We, as adults, have an obligation to do something about this. We have an obligation to the next generation, as well as the next five to six generations to come.

As always, it is an honor to serve you all here in Salem. Thank you.

I will be attending a Town Hall this month, as well as hosting a meet and greet in the first week of March.

Mark Your Calendar

Community Event

Topic: Veterans Treatment Court
Date: Friday, Feb. 22
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: VMA, 1626 Willamette Street in Eugene

Come learn more about Lane County Court's Veterans Treatment Court Program. Connect with community resources for Veterans and their families, and learn more about mentoring veterans and how you, as a member in the community, can support Veterans in the treatment court program.

Meet and Greet

Topic: Constituent Coffee
Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: New Day Bakery - 449 Blair Blvd, in Eugene

Joint Committee on Full Ways and Means announces Community Listening tour dates

The Joint Committee on Ways and Means has announced the dates for its public, biennial community hearings. Oregonians will be able to testify before the committee and present their thoughts on how the Legislature should allocate resources for the 2019-21 biennium.

The four dates and locations are listed below:
Coos Bay:
Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Marshfield High School Auditorium, 972 Ingersoll Ave, in Coos Bay

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Mountain Community College, Pioneer Hall, Bob Clapp Theatre, 2411 NW Carden Ave in Pendleton

Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center (South Sister), 3800 SW Airport Way in Redmond

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Portland Community College - Cascade, MAHB 104 Auditorium, 5514 N. Albina Ave in Portland

Senator James I. Manning Jr represents North Eugene, West Eugene, Bethel, Santa Clara, and Junction City in the Oregon State Senate.

He is currently serving in his third Legislative session.