In the 2023 legislative session, I worked on numerous pieces of legislation that passed and were enacted into law.
Bills I Championed
House Bill 2802
Establishes pilot work-study programs at Portland State University and Eastern Oregon University where students receive 20% off their tuition for every semester they work at a small, non-profit in their community.
House Bill 2804
Requires the Oregon Department of Human Services to conduct annual assessments of workforce capacity to address excessive caseloads and worker burnout.
House Bill 2805
Strengthens and updates our public meetings laws to promote governmental transparency while requiring training for most elected officials.
House Bill 2806
Allows public bodies to discuss cybersecurity and safety protocols in private “executive sessions."
Bills I Co-Sponsored
Senate Bill 3
Requires high school students to complete personal financial education and career path skills classes in order to graduate.
Senate Bill 4
Establishes the Oregon CHIPS fund to provide grants and loans to qualifying businesses for the purpose of growing the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industry in Oregon.
Senate Bill 592
Strengthens workplace safety laws and raises the penalties for repeated and/or intentional violations so they are aligned with national standards.
House Bill 2579
Amends the anti-robocall law to hold telemarketing companies liable for illegal robocalls if they know, or consciously avoid knowing, that their lines are being used for such practices.
Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute - $1,000,000 to help with the development of life-saving treatments for rare forms of childhood cancer.
Washington County's Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) - $5,060,949 for the addition of 86 treatment beds along with peer mentoring and outpatient care.
Oregon Food Bank for Washington County - $1,657,319 to upgrade facilities and expand the purchase of locally-grown foods.