Rep Mike McLane on HB 3555 - Keeping the Kicker
Impeachment Bill Clears House
Yesterday in House Business and Labor I sat in awe as the discussion regarding the decibels of hand dryers in bathrooms
swirled around the heads of eleven elected officials. I am still wondering what in the world we are doing here when this type
of legislation is more important than K-12 Education budgets, Transportation Packages, reasonable and sensible enforceable
gun legislation (instead of SB941) and important discussions regarding budgets of State agencies such as ODF&W and
Parks & Recreation for starters. I won't even get into the conversation we should all be having regarding DHS, Oregon
Trail Cards, Teachers Standard and Practices and a multitude of other topics. .
Establishes uniform standards for hand dryers installed in public restrooms, including standards that impose
limit on decibel level of operating hand dryer.
I probably do not need to say anything more regarding this type of legislation -
which would entitle the Legislature to overrule your vote on the kicker. To be honest with you I find this despicable - although
it certainly was predictable.
This biennium Oregon had over two billion ($2 Billion) more in the budget than was there last biennium. Yes that is $2 Billion
with a B!! Yet the Democrats chose to cut K-12 budgets, pass a Clean Air Act which basically accomplishes nothing and brings
no income into the state, pass bills that will in the end cost businesses in this state and you more of your hard earned money - AND
then they have the unmitigated gall to move to change the Constitution without your input. You, as Oregonians, voted to disperse
the kicker when available - back to the tax payers. This party in charge wants everything you have and your kicker.
Perhaps you would like to send an email or call their office - links are above.
Committees continue with heavy Informational Hearings on topics of discussion. Education time for Representatives!
Please note that we have tried to "link" information for your convenience. Just click on the blue underlined portions of the topic.
You can go here: Live Feed of House Session And watch the video of the Floor Session if you wish. Floor Sessions begin
about 10:30 or 11:00 every weekday - we are just beginning to have two floor sessions a day - time to finish up the work.
Just observing - do you watch the Floor Sessions?
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If you have watched the opening ceremonies for the House of Representatives you probably have noticed that the audio is turned OFF during the Pledge of Allegiance. Why is this? Asking the Speaker of the House that question would be an excellent phone call to make 503-986-1200.
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