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Sep 252020

Editor’s note: The Oregon Capital Bureau begins an innovative new weekly feature – Dome Digest – to supply a roundup of bills becoming legislation that you could n’t have heard.

SALEM — These bills may well not make headlines, but could make a significant difference to Oregonians all the same. Each one of these bills minds next to Gov. Kate Brown on her signature.

DON’T HAZE ME, BRO: home Bill 2519, that the Senate passed unanimously Thursday, calls for the state’s community universities, universities and colleges that provide bachelor’s levels and accept state aid that is financial follow a written policy on hazing. Universities and colleges will need to offer policy training on hazing and are accountable to lawmakers yearly on all incidents of hazing that they investigate.

CEMETERY CLEANING: an embarrassing result of normal catastrophes, specially landslides, would be that they can occasionally dislodge and expose individuals who have been set to sleep. Senate Bill 227 offers permission to cemetery authorities to re-inter and temporarily store peoples keeps that have now been embroiled with a storm or any other normal tragedy. The balance additionally requires those authorities in order to make efforts to inform family members or other people using the straight to get a grip on the disposition associated with the stays.

STACK ATTACK: home Bill 2089 makes those that haven’t completely paid back a payday that is outstanding or title loan ineligible for a fresh one.

“If someone requires a $600 loan, they might just provide them the $600, ” Sen. Shemia Fagan, D-Portland, stated, explaining that the proposition is supposed to stop “stacking” of numerous loans, which operate up more charges and produce economic risk. Continue reading »