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​Senator Michael Dembrow

Democrat - District 23 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723    District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 2104 NE 45th Ave. Portland, OR 97213


2015 Legislation


Michael is the Chief Sponsor of the following bills for the 2015 session:

Senate Concurrent Resolution 3
Recognizes contributions and sacrifices of Peace Corps volunteers from Oregon and throughout United States.

Senate Joint Memorial 1
Expresses support for Federal Aviation Administration initiative to certify safe unleaded aviation fuel.

Senate Bill 112
Establishes Career and Technical Education Investment Council. 

Senate Bill 113
Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to determine definitions for employee categories at post-secondary institutions of education.

Senate Bill 114
Directs Oregon Education Investment Board to evaluate methods for providing components of two-generation strategy to address poverty.

Senate Bill 116
Increases membership on Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors from 10 members to 12 by adding one faculty member and one nonfaculty staff member.

Senate Bill 117
Establishes Task Force on Jurisdictional Transfers.

Senate Bill 324
Repeals sunset on Oregon's Clean Fuels Program.

Senate Bill 468
Authorizes Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to issue warrants for collection of certain debts owed to bureau.

Senate Bill 470
Allows payment of unemployment insurance benefits to certain individuals performing services in other than instructional, research or principal administrative capacity for educational institutions for weeks of unemployment commencing between two successive academic years or during established and customary vacation period or holiday recess.

Senate Bill 471
Requires court to appoint legal counsel for respondent or protected person in protective proceeding under certain circumstances.

House Concurrent Resolution 8
Honors musical legacy of James Gilbert "Jim" Pepper.

House Bill 2561
Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to evaluate best method for overseeing public universities to ensure universities interview at least one minority applicant when hiring head coach or athletic director. 

House Bill 2611
Extends by six years period universities with institutional governing boards must participate in mandated shared services under same terms, conditions, funding, model and policy frameworks as existed in 2013.

House Bill 2615
Provides that employees of Oregon State Hospital who are classified by superintendent of Oregon State Hospital as other than secretarial or clerical personnel qualify as police officers under Public Employees Retirement System.

House Bill 2618
Provides that employees of Department of Human Services whose duties include maintaining safety, behavior and control of residents of certain residential facilities qualify as police officers under Public Employees Retirement System.

House Bill 2633
Requires Land Conservation and Development Commission to adopt administrative rules to implement statewide land use planning goal related to natural hazards.

House Bill 2662
Establishes Pay It Forward program.

House Bill 2678
Permits licensed nurse practitioners to perform sterilization procedures on male patients.

House Bill 2685
Prohibits discrimination in employment on basis of familial status of employee.

Previous Sessions 

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