Landlord Relief, February Town Hall, More Ways to Testify

Senator Lynn Findley




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021

Senator Lynn Findley Joins Sen. Betsy Johnson as Chief Co-Sponsor on tax credit legislation for hard-hit landlords

Bill provides relief for small business owners statewide

VALE, Ore – Senator Lynn Findley joins Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) in sponsoring key legislation to provide relief to landlords who have been hit hard by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 330 establishes an income tax credit for forgiveness by landlord of tenant's nonpayment of rent or other charges.

“The legislature has convened more than once since this pandemic started to deliver critical support to renters who have suffered from job losses and other unforeseen financial impacts of COVID-19, and rightfully so,” said Sen. Findley. “Now it is time for us to offer the same help to our landlords who have also financially suffered from these impacts.”

Findley introduced a similar bill earlier in the session before being invited by Senator Betsy Johnson to Co-Sponsor this legislation.

“This thoughtful, smart, bipartisan bill deserves full support from our colleagues in the legislature. We need to do all we can to support struggling Oregonians and provide relief for our small business owners who’ve been hit hard during these tough times. It’s time to get Oregonians back to work and in a place to start putting their lives back together.”

The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Housing and Development and is expected to receive a public hearing later in the legislative session.



February Joint Virtual Town Hall

Please join me, Representative Mark Owens and Representative Daniel Bonham for our next joint virtual town hall. With over 2,000 bills introduced already and many things on the move, we want to make sure to stay connected with you as often as possible.

The virtual town hall will take place on Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT. Register here today to reserve your spot:


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We'll discuss and take questions about the upcoming legislative session, schools and businesses, issues in our communities and your priorities for us as your legislative leaders going forward.

We have learned a lot from you in these town halls and this helps us serve you better by being your voice in Salem. Most importantly, we want to hear from you and give you an opportunity to ask questions, share what's on your mind and how we can help represent you. Questions can be submitted in advance, using Q&A during the event or asked live during the virtual town hall. The event is open to the public and media. You can join us via Zoom or join us via Facebook Livestream. If you decide to participate via Zoom, you must register prior to attending the event.

Respond with your questions to or include it when you register.


Testifying during the Legislative Session

We’re grateful the information we shared last week about how to testify during the virtual legislature was helpful. We’ve added some information and graphics to our outline to make it additionally helpful to you. Please download this PDF that Representative Owens I put together and save it to your computer for when you’re ready to testify. If you need any help, please reach out to our staff for assistance.


Sen. Findley Committees & Information

Senate Committee on Energy and Environment

Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue

Joint Committee on Transportation

Joint Committee on the Interstate 5 Bridge

Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures

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