PIA Oregon Lobbyist Lana Butterfield said a proposal to ban credit scoring in Oregon has died in the Oregon Legislature. She received notice last week that Rep. Paul Holvey — a Democrat and the chairman of the House Business and Labor Committee — has decided not to proceed.
In a note to supporters, Holvey said, “After careful consideration I have decided not to hear or move HB 4018 Auto Rate Determination this short session. I wanted to give you all a heads up on that decision.”
Butterfield said the response and grassroots opposition of PIA members helped change Holvey’s mind.
“You were a key part of Rep. Holvey’s decision making process,” she said. “Part of that decision was whether or not he thought he could get the votes on the committee. By writing to members of the committee, you helped to put the pressure on to defeat the bill.”
This — and other things done by Butterfield, her committee and active PIA members — is an important reason to support the PIA.
This association gets things done.
“Participation by our members is something valuable about PIA,” Butterfield said. “Agents are great! We are very proud of you. You saved your clients some huge rate increases.”
And the work of the independent agents of the PIA Oregon isn’t lost on other associations. Denni Ritter, of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, said, “Lana — your agents are always so on it. We really appreciate their partnership in Oregon.”