March Legislative Update

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Representative Lucetta Elmer

Friends and neighbors,

As of March 6th we now have floor session every day. The pace has certainly picked up but it is rewarding to see all of the progress being made. March 17th is our next legislative deadline. In order for a bill to be heard in committee by the first chamber deadline (April 4), it has to be posted on an agenda for a work session by this date. This timeline does not apply to measures in Rules, Revenue, and Joint Committees​. 

We are beginning to hear more controversial bills in the coming weeks regarding abortion, homelessness, and gun laws. I do not take any of these topics lightly and as always, I do my best to seek input from constituents of House District 24. 

In the next month, lots of changes are taking place in regards to COVID-19. Executive Order 22-44, which allowed hospitals flexibility to respond to an increase in respiratory infections (COVID-19, RSV, and influenza), expired on March 6th, 2023. Oregon will also be lifting the mask mandate for health care facilities on April 3rd. For more updates from the Oregon Health Authority click here.

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