2020 Legislative Session

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Representative Bill Post

February 2020

In case you missed it, the February 2020 session began on Monday of this week. This is a short 35 day session with the intent for the legislature to make minor fixes and pass budget related items. Unfortunately, the 35 day session has become a platform for complex legislation to be considered. You may have heard of the cap and trade bill, SB 1530. This complex partisan legislation is 83 pages long and already has two amendments posted to the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) that are 30 and 32 pages long. 

Speaking of OLIS, you can track the legislative session through this amazing website created by our Information Services team. Here is a great tutorial showing you how to best use OLIS.


HB 4014 and HB 4013

I announced this last month, but as a reminder, I submitted two bills this session (as allowed by the House Rules) that are small much-needed legislative fixes. 

HB 4014 - Relating to land use, has two different parts to the bill. First, the bill clarifies the relationship between the Oregon courts and local governments when a court resolves a dispute between neighbors over the proper location of a property line. Second, the bill makes small changes to allow rural property owners to train dogs inside barns and other agricultural  buildings. Learn more by clicking here

HB 4013 - Relating to kratom, restricts and regulates this product. Currently, there has been zero opposition to both bills. I am hopeful these concepts will pass before the gavel falls for Sine Die. Learn more by clicking the photo. 


Page Program


If you know a student between the ages of 12-18, be sure they know about the Capitol's Honorary Page Program. Students will be a page on the House or Senate Floor for a day. 

This year, the Chief Clerk's Office has added an additional program for 9th-12th graders, The Legislative Page Program. This program is a week long experience in the Capitol with on the job training experience. 

The More You Know

In case you missed it, here is an important message from the Oregon Department of Transportation:

Something big is happening October first of this year. If you aren’t paying attention, it might mean missing your flight out of PDX or any other airport across the U.S.

On that date the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, begins requiring a new type of identification to board a commercial aircraft. The new ID must be compliant with something called the Real ID Act. It’s designed to keep us safer in the air, but if you try to board an aircraft using your current Oregon driver license starting in October – it won’t work. That’s because the current Oregon driver license is not Real ID compliant.

Oregon DMV will begin offering a Real ID option on July 6, 2020. To fulfill the demand of nearly one million Oregonians who will want the Real ID option, DMV would have to issue 32 licenses a second every business day from July to October. That’s just not possible.

If you don’t have a Real ID compliant form of ID at the airport, TSA will put you through an alternate identity verification process that could take an hour or more, and you could miss your flight.

There is an answer for Oregonians: obtain and use a passport or passport card. The cost of getting a new passport card is roughly equal to that of getting a replacement license with the Real ID option – and you can apply now at one of over 76 acceptance sites across Oregon.

To find out more, visit https://www.Oregon.gov/REALID

As always, thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if my office can be helpful to you in any way.



Bill Post
State Representative - HD 25

email: Rep.BillPost@oregonlegislature.gov I phone: 503-986-1425
address: 900 Court St NE, H-479, Salem, OR 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/post