Carla's 2019 Legislative Priorities Tracker (updated weekly)
Thank you for visiting the Team Piluso priorities tracker! This session, I serve on the House Judiciary committee and the full Ways and Means committee, and I co-chair the Ways and Means Public Safety Subcommittee.
I am committed to creating a fair opportunity economy, public safety, a welcoming Oregon, and a sustainable future. My priority bills are listed below, and we'll be updating this site with their progress throughout the session. We have also linked to each bill's page on OLIS, the Oregon Legislative Information System. You can use OLIS to find a copy of any bill that has been introduced, accompanying testimony, and public meeting times.
Some of these bills are complicated and subject to change through the committee amendment process. If you have a question or comment about what a bill does, please feel free to contact my office. You can click here for information about how to testify on a bill, and here for information on how a bill gets passed.
HB 2818: Age Discrimination in the Workplace
I introduced this bill to make it easier to prove age discrimination and enforce laws against it. Age discrimination is one of the most pervasive forms of bias Oregonians experience at work, but many employees have no recourse when they face unfair practices related to their age.
Status: In House Business and Labor Committee; no hearing scheduled yet
SB 608: Tenant Protections
This bill makes two major changes to protect Oregon tenants: it stabilizes rents by limiting rent increases to 7% per year in most cases, and it makes no-cause evictions illegal in most cases.
Status: In Senate Housing Committee; 3rd reading in the Senate on 2/12; 1st reading in the House on 2/13
SB 321: Innocence Project
I'm partnering with Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) and the Oregon Innocence Project on this bill, which will make it easier for wrongly convicted people to get DNA evidence tested. Current Oregon law makes it almost impossible for people already in prison to access the tools to prove their innocence.
Status: In Senate Judiciary Committee; public hearing on 2/11
SB 275: Safe Gun Storage
The Legislature has the opportunity to act on common-sense firearm safety reform this year. The Safe Gun Storage bill incentivizes gun owners to store their guns safely—putting a stop to many tragic, preventable firearm deaths.
Status: In Senate Judiciary Committee; no hearing scheduled yet
HB 2508: Refugee Services Funding
My bill will provide funding to support voluntary resettlement agencies, who do important work to help refugee Oregonians get on the path to stability.
Status: In House Human Services and Housing Committee; no hearing scheduled yet
SB 263: Tuition Equity for New Oregonians
This bill will extend in-state tuition and scholarships to refugees, special immigrant visa holders, and COFA migrants, to make education more accessible and help these groups succeed.
Status: In Senate Education Committee; no hearing scheduled yet
(TBD): Clean Energy Jobs
This policy has been in the works for years. Via a cap-and-invest system, it will reduce greenhouse emissions and while preparing Oregon for a future with less carbon and investing in well-paid jobs.
Status: Not yet filed
HB 2509: Sustainable Shopping
This bill will end the use of single-use plastic bags that pollute our air and waterways, while also making compliance easier on businesses by stopping the patchwork of municipal policies across the state.
Status: In House Energy and Environment Committee; no hearing scheduled yet