Bills: Election Integrity, COVID business aid, Medical privacy

By State Representative E. Werner Reschke,

E. Werner Reschke Introduces New Bills for Election Integrity, COVID Business Relief and Medical Privacy

On Tuesday, State Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) introduced three bills on the House Floor.

  1. HB 3196 – Improves Oregon’s Election Integrity by banning the practice of Ballot harvesting
  2. HB 3211 – Prevents discrimination by governments and businesses based on past medical history.
  3. HB 3243 – Provides business relief by allowing businesses 50 years to pay off any COVID-19 related fines from state agencies.

“These bills address three important issues Oregonians deeply care about: Ensuring our elections are indeed the express will of the people by ending the shady practice of ballot harvesting; Preventing one’s medical history from being used as a weapon of discrimination; Relief for businesses who have been unfairly targeted and fined when safely operating their business during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Rep. Reschke.

Rep. E. Werner Reschke has also sponsored several other bills. These include: A bill to promote tourism in Klamath County by designating May 22nd as Crater Lake National Park Day; a bill to help Sky Lakes Medical Center recruit and retain top medical talent, a bill to enhance Oregon Tech’s marketing efforts, and a bill to assist Lake County with the transition of Warner Creek Correctional Facility.

E. Werner Reschke is State Representative for House District 56, which encompasses southern Klamath and Lake counties.