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Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Agents’ Advocate

2/3/2020

Oregon Legislature Begins

The 2020 short session of the Oregon Legislature begins February 3, 2020.  It is slated to last only 35 days.  Bills were released publicly last week, and our list for PIA members is at the end of this bulletin. There are a number of controversial issues this session, but most of those do not deal with insurance directly.

Our PIAO/I Oregon Government Relations Committee met to discuss and prioritize this list.  The bills with highest priority are:

 

1.  SB 1527

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1527/Introduced

Modifies requirements for enforceable noncompetition agreement.

 

See PIA’s testimony in opposition here.

 

2.  HB 4107

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4107/Introduced

Makes unlawful practice for place of public accommodation to refuse to accept United States coins or currency as payment for goods and services.

 

See PIA’s testimony in opposition here.

 

3.  HB 4008

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4008/Introduced

Permits insurer to exclude from coverage under motor vehicle liability insurance policy person other than named insured based on certain specified criteria.

When the bill is up for hearing, PIA will support HB 4008.

 

4.  HB 4125

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4125/Introduced

Requires insurer to mail or deliver notice of cancellation of automobile insurance policy at least 30 days before effective date of cancellation.

 

PIA is neutral at this point until we see the amendments.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Lana Butterfield,

PIAO/I Oregon Lobbyist

lanab@teleport.com

503-819-5800

 

PIA 2020 Oregon Legislative Session Bill Tracking as of 1/31/2020

 

Senate Bills

 

SB 1503

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1503/Introduced

Provides that person commits offense of driving while under influence of intoxicants if person has blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more by weight within two hours after driving vehicle.

Support

 

SB 1514

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1514/Introduced

Requires State Forestry Department to establish demonstration projects for reducing wildfire risk on forestlands and rangelands.

Monitor

 

SB 1515

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1515/Introduced

Directs office of State Treasurer to research creation of wildfire workforce foundation and report to committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to wildfire no later than September 15, 2020.

Monitor

 

SB 1516

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1516/Introduced

Creates program for periodic review and modernization of State Forestry Department structure and programs to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, including but not limited to department programs relating to wildfire.

Monitor

 

SB 1524

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1524/Introduced

Prohibits candidates for state office from accepting contributions in excess of amounts specified and from sources not specified.

Support

           

SB 1527

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1527/Introduced

Modifies requirements for enforceable noncompetition agreement.

Oppose

 

SB 1569

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1569/Introduced

Establishes State Board of Towing within Department of Transportation.

Monitor

 

House Bills

 

HB 4008

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4008/Introduced

Permits insurer to exclude from coverage under motor vehicle liability insurance policy person other than named insured based on certain specified criteria.

Support

           

HB 4009

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4009/Introduced

Modifies administrative provisions of corporate activity tax.

Monitor

           

HB 4017

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4017/Introduced

Requires Department of Transportation to study development of uniform standards for speed bump height and markings.

Monitor

           

HB 4022

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4022/Introduced

Removes exemption of sole proprietor licensed as construction contractor from requirement to have workers' compensation insurance.

Monitor

 

HB 4036

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4036/Introduced

Modifies, adds and repeals laws relating to transportation.

Monitor

           

HB 4037

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4037/Introduced

Requires Department of Transportation to study development of uniform standards for speed bump height and markings.

Monitor

           

HB 4038

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4038/Introduced

Requires Department of Transportation to study development of uniform standards for speed bump height and markings.

Monitor

           

HB 4041

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4041/Introduced

Renames Office of Emergency Management as Oregon Department of Emergency Management.

Monitor

           

HB 4046

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4046/Introduced

For purposes of unemployment insurance law, modifies exclusion from definition of "employment" for individuals providing service as direct sellers.

Monitor

           

HB 4058

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4058/Introduced

Specifies conditions for requiring, issuing and maintaining in effect surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit for person that creates, attaches, asserts or claims lien in connection with making, altering, repairing, transporting, storing, performing services, supplying materials or performing labor in connection with motor vehicle.

Monitor

           

HB 4065

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4065/Introduced

Repeals driving privilege suspension and eliminates imposition of driving privilege restrictions for failure to pay fine.

Monitor

           

HB 4073

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4073/Introduced

Limits cost-sharing for health benefit plan coverage of insulin prescribed for treatment of diabetes.

Monitor

           

HB 4101

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4101/Introduced

Requires Oregon Health Authority to ensure reimbursement of health services delivered using telemedicine.

Support

           

HB 4102

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4102/Introduced

Requires coordinated care organizations to report specified information to Oregon Health Authority regarding requests for prior authorization.

Monitor

           

HB 4107

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4107/Introduced

Makes unlawful practice for place of public accommodation to refuse to accept United States coins or currency as payment for goods and services.

Oppose

           

HB 4110

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4110/Introduced

Prescribes grace periods for payment of premiums on certain types of health insurance.

Monitor

           

HB 4114

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4114/Introduced

Requires medical assistance and health benefit plan coverage of renal dialysis.

Monitor

           

HB 4116

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4116/Introduced

Requires health insurance policies that have prescription drug benefit to cover cost of drugs prescribed for urgent medical conditions and cost of drugs prescribed and dispensed by pharmacists within their scope of practice, including cost of pharmacists' consultation fees associated with prescribing and dispensing drugs.

Monitor

           

HB 4119

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4119/Introduced

Imposes tsunami design standards for certain buildings and other structures.

Support

           

HB 4125

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4125/Introduced

Requires insurer to mail or deliver notice of cancellation of automobile insurance policy at least 30 days before effective date of cancellation.

Monitor

           

HB 4147

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4147/Introduced

Requires Oregon Health Authority to design program to import wholesale prescription drugs from Canada.

Monitor

           

House Joint Resolution

 

HJR 202

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HJR202/Introduced

Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident of state access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.

Oppose

 


A special thank you to our KKlub Members for their support.