News From Representative Breese-Iverson

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson


My office has continuously reached out to the Governor’s office in regards to getting our kids back in sports competitions. As a mother of two boys who play sports, it is vital for the mental health of our kids to exercise and socialize safely. We have to get kids back on the courts and fields in Oregon. With the continued pressure from parents across the state and in my district, the Governor’s office is starting to down the right path. See an article today on the Governor’s new guidelines for high school sports.

Reopening Oregon still needs clarity and should happen now

COVID is declining in Oregon and all of our community businesses need to be open. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is notorious at this point for moving COVID goal posts; this has continuously hurt our local businesses. Restaurants in small communities across House District 55 and Oregon are critical sources of income for many families and communities. Take out orders work well in metro areas with large populations, but in smaller communities it just does not ‘pencil’. Many of these restaurants have chosen just to shut their doors.

Restaurants in small communities usually have larger square footage buildings; there is the ability to serve people indoors all across Oregon safely. We can not lose precious job providers in small communities that are disproportionately punished for being in a small town.

My colleague, Representative David Brock Smith has a great bill, which I am co-sponsoring, that will limit the Governor’s power of closing certain businesses in Oregon. Please take a look at it here.

Committees Committees, Bills Bills


Virtual Committee hearings do not work. We need to open the Capitol today and do the people’s business in clear view. Providing testimony for bills in committee is difficult, challenging, and lacks a process that is easily followed by the public. There are ways to do ‘in person’ meetings to satisfy a public input process.

As far as bills go, there are so many it is challenging to track. My office is staying on top of many bills, testifying where we need to, and ultimately trying to kill the bad bills that will hurt so many Oregonians.

Speaking of bad bills, here are a few you should be aware of:

SB 238 - Will ban School Resource Officers in our schools. What a horrible idea to not have local police resources helping keep our kids stay safe and recognizing potential emotional/physical abuse.

HB 2942 - Would create a pathway for individuals charged and convicted of crimes such as manufacturing and/or delivering hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and meth or prostitution—including crimes targeting children within 1,000 feet of a school—to be eligible to work in school settings.

HB 2244Representative Wilde, (D) Eugene, introduced this bill. This bill targets Klamath County irrigators. I encourage you to read the bill and follow the process through the Water Committee. Oregon Farm Bureau and my office are actively engaged.

Gun Bills - All of these are horrible. Our 2nd Amendment rights are under attack.

SB 396 - Punishes manufacturing, importing, offering for sale or transferring undetectable firearm by maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both. Senator ProzanskiManning Jr

SB 554 - Authorizes city, county, metropolitan service district, port operating commercial airport, school district, college or university to adopt ordinance or policy limiting or precluding affirmative defense for possession of firearms in public buildings by concealed handgun licensees. Senator Burdick, Manning Jr, Wagner, Representative Prusak, Reynolds

SB 585 - Repeals statute creating state preemption of local firearm regulation and statutes creating exceptions to preemption. Senator Burdick

SB 604 - Requires person to obtain permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm under circumstances requiring criminal background check. Senator Frederick

HB 2510 - Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances. Representative Prusak, Sollman, Reynolds, Grayber, Senator Burdick

HB 2543 - Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm. Representative Reynolds, Sollman

House District 55 COVID-19 Statistics







Oregon is currently vaccinating seniors 80 years and older.

For those who wish to be vaccinated, you can find the sign up tool HERE.

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Vikki Breese-Iverson

State Representative

House District 55

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1455
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301