Senator Bill Hansell E-News #3

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From the Desk of Senator Bill Hansell  
R-Athena, District 29

Committee Assignments: Environment & Natural Resources, Ways & Means, and Ways & Means Sub Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

900 Court St. NE, S-423
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-1729

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February 28th, 2013 

Dear Friends and Constituents:

  Speaking on the Senate Floor during the passage of Senate Bill 200 on a 29-0 vote in favor.

Speaking on the Senate Floor during the passage of Senate Bill 200 on a 29-0 vote in support.

I had the privilege, over the past week of welcoming constituents from District 29  to the Capitol.   If you find yourself in the Salem area please stop by my office and say hello. If you call ahead, we can help organize your trip, including setting up a tour of the capitol.

This week I carried my first bill, SB 200, and it passed the Senate with a 29-0. The bill provides more clarity for landowners who have an existing water right and want to either sell their land or pass it on to future generations. The legislation will help create and provide more fairness and flexibility for landowners. You can read the full bill here.

Last Thursday was the deadline to file all bills/measures for the 2013 Legislative Session and there are a total of 2,095 bills/measures filed!  I am committed, first and foremost, to represent the interests of District 29, which at six-and-a-half counties is the third largest in the state, as I evaluate these measures. If you have any questions or concerns about legislation, please contact my office.


Hansell with Confederated Tribes

With members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (L to R) Leo Stewart, Aaron Hines, and Armand Minthorn, in front of the Pendleton ‘Bridging Communities Together' blanket that hangs in the SD 29 capitol office.


Hansell with EOU students

With Eastern Oregon University Students: (L to R) P.J. Sebastiani, Evan Bryan, & Tim Binford.  Evan Bryan is working as an intern during this current session and we are lucky to have him.

Please feel free to recommend our newsletter to your friends and neighbors so they too can be aware of the happenings here in Salem that impact Eastern Oregon. If you are on Facebook, please make sure to “Like” my Senate Page as a way to stay further informed.

Best Regards,

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Bill Hansell, Oregon State Senator