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Oregon’s Third Special Session of 2020 Recap: Landlord Assistance and Residential Eviction Moratorium, School Liability Limitations, and Cocktails To-Go

The Oregon Legislature closed out 2020 with its third special session of the year, passing four bills aimed to provide relief to Oregonians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. The contents of those bills are summarized below. HB 4401: Residential Eviction Moratorium and Landlord Assistance Directs Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to provide … Continue Reading

New Contractor Requirements for Oregon Public University Construction Projects

During the one-day second special session, the Oregon Legislature passed two budget bills—SB 5721 and SB 5722—relating to public construction. While SB 5721 increases bond authorizations for the 2019-2021 biennium and revises previously approved bond authorizations, SB 5722 establishes expenditure limitations for capital construction projects in excess of $1 million. Among other things, SB 5721 … Continue Reading

Oregon “Omnibus” COVID-19 Relief Bill: What Did and Did Not Make the Cut

During the first special session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4212A (commonly referred to as the “omnibus” bill), which was signed into law by Governor Brown on June 30, 2020. The bill contains a variety of statutory changes aimed to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of HB 4212A can be summarized … Continue Reading
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