Jobs & Economic Development

Some of the other bills that I have sponsored: 
HB 2919 (2011-2012) Authorizes Oregon Business Development Department to make grants to small businesses. Passed.
SB 494  (2011-2012)  Eliminates sunset on provisions related to business development loans and entrepreneurial development loans. Passed.
HB 4040  (2012) Establishes Oregon Growth Fund and Oregon Growth Board to encourage investment in and availability of capital to Oregon businesses and further economic development in Oregon. Passed.
HB 4141  (2012)  Advisory committee for purpose of developing initiatives related to workforce development. Passed.
HB 4150   (2012) Expands definition of qualified business eligible for credit guarantees from Credit Enhancement Fund to include nontraded sector business. Passed.
SB 1548  (2012)  Prohibits advertising a job vacancy that limits applications to people who are currently employed.  Passed.
SB 1556  (2012)  Permits preference be given to a bidder who exceeds Buy America requirements for federally funded transit projects. Passed.
HB 2260 (2011-2012)  Requires disclosure of shipping and handling charges in sale or advertisement of consumer goods.
HB 2313  (2011-2012) Instructs Bureau of Labor and Industries to study development of definition of "independent contractor" by rule.
HB 2466  (2011-2012) Prohibits sending of unsolicited facsimiles [i.e. junk mail to your fax machine]
HB 2907  (2011-2012) Creates Task Force on Microlending and directs task force to study need and anticipated demand for microlending programs.
HB 2954  (2011-2012) Creates Task Force on Procuring Through Small and Local Businesses.
HB 3653  (2011-2012) Expands definition of "farm use" to include facilities for training dogs in canine skills on land zoned for exclusive farm use.
HB 4129   (2011-2012) Repeals pilot project requiring Dept. of Transportation to enter into contract for private maintenance of segment of state highway.
HB 4130   (2011-2012) Provides that employee who separates from contracting agency, under specified conditions and for period of one year, may not seek or gain employment with contractor involved in a public contract.
HB 4133  (2011-2012) Requires financial institutions that disperse government benefits through debit cards to provide certain information about fees imposed for use of debit cards.
HB 4137   (2011-2012) Charges mortgage loan servicer with duty of good faith and fair dealing toward borrower.
SB 1586   (2011-2012) Establishes Oregon Growth Fund and Oregon Growth Board to encourage investment in and availability of capital to Oregon businesses and further economic development in Oregon.
HB 2674 B (2007-08): Workers: Requires employer to pay over, in accordance with law or agreement requiring or authorizing deductions from wages, amounts deducted from employee's wages.
HB 2726 A (2007-08): Establishes state policy that state-funded research benefiting private enterprise must encourage economic development and job creation in Oregon.: Econony, jobs: Establishes state policy that state-funded research benefiting private enterprise must encourage economic development and job creation in Oregon.
HB 3027 (2007-08):  Appropriates moneys to Economic and Community Development Department for purpose of assisting development of targeted small businesses and microenterprises.
HB 3181 A (2007-08): Gives family child care providers right to collectively bargain with State of Oregon.
HB 3223 (2007-08): Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Department of Administrative Services for distribution to City of Eugene for security costs of 2008 Olympic 
Track and Field Trials.
HB 3224 A (2007-08): Directs State Parks and Recreation Department to enhance Eugene-Springfield Willamette River corridor in preparation for 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials.

HB 3246 (2007-08): Economy and jobs: Creates income tax credit for qualified investments in new machinery and equipment.
HB 2726 A (2007-08): Establishes state policy that state-funded research benefiting private enterprise must encourage economic development and job creation in Oregon.
HB 3448 (2007-08): Eliminates tax deductions, subtractions or credits that may be claimed against taxes by corporations that decrease
employment in Oregon and increase employment in countries outside of United States.
SB 578 B (2007-08): Creates crime of subjecting another to involuntary servitude in first degree.
SB 580 (2007-2008): Economy and jobs: Directs Oregon Innovation Council to establish signature research center focused on renewable energy, biologically based products and other emerging sustainable products or services.
SB 581 (2007-2008): Economy and jobs: Allocates moneys from Administrative Services Economic Development Fund to Oregon Innovation Council for Oregon Innovation Fund for specified purposes.