House GOP Leader on End of Session

House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich Sine Die Statement

By Oregon Republican House Leader Leader Jeff Helfrich,


SALEM, Ore.House Republican Leader Jeff issued the following statement upon Sine Die being declared.

“In the legislative short session, House Republicans came, we saw, we recriminalized hard drugs,” said Leader Jeff Helfrich. “The majority may have caused our drug decriminalization disaster, but together with Law Enforcement and everyday Oregonians, Republicans forced the majority to the table and started Oregon’s journey towards recovery. With campaign finance reform, housing infrastructure investments, and more we fulfilled our promise to Oregon that we’d get back to basics.”

In addition to ending M110, House Republicans passed the following legislation that will make Oregon a better place to work, live, and raise a family:

HB4134 – Requires the Oregon Department of Administrative Services – Oregon Business Development Department to provide grants to cities for specified infrastructure projects that will benefit housing developments that will make at least 30 percent of the dwelling units affordable to workforce-income households.

HB4156 – modifies definitions pertaining to stalking orders and stalking offenses. Expands the circumstances in which the crimes of stalking and violating a court’s stalking protective order constitute a felony offense. Punishes by a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.

HB4111 – Removes the requirement that farm machinery and equipment be tangible personal property for the purposes of exemption from ad valorem property taxation.

HB4007 – Creates an Oregon tax subtraction for amounts received in settlement of civil actions arising from wildfire.

HB4115 – Modifies the definition of “supervisory employee” to include certain employees and exclude certain strike-prohibited public employees.

HB4043 – Creates the crime of interfering with an investigation into an offense against an animal.