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Oregon: Have A Gun License, Go To Prison, 300,000 Oregonians Would Be Felons

Oregon: Have A Gun License, Go To Prison, 300,000 Oregonians Would Be Felons Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- This week the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee took 4 hours of testimony on SB 554, a bill designed to turn 300,000 law-abiding Oregonians into felons so that Ginny Burdick can leave the Senate happy. We need not reiterate just how sick this concept is. As expected, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese did the bidding of his overlord, anti-gun billionaire Mike Bloomberg, and testified in fav...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, US, Republican, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Courtney, Mike Bloomberg, Peter Courtney, Mike Reese, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, Floyd Prozanski, Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee, Oregon Firearms Federation


Senator behind push for Bike Bill spending boost offers dose of reality

Riders on the I-205 path, built with State Highway Fund dollars.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Eugene-area Senator Floyd Prozanski will play a big role in whether or not a major effort to boost bicycle spending in Oregon will get the green light. Senator Floyd Prozanski in 2011.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) While not a member of the Joint Transportation Committee, Prozanski is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 395 which seeks to increase spending on biking and walking in the “Bik...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Eugene, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Floyd Prozanski, Prozanski, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Eugene Bend, Oregon Bike Bill, Sen Prozanski


Street Trust will seek amendment to Oregon ‘Bike Bill’ on law’s 50th anniversary

Lawmakers signing the Bike Bill in 1971. When Oregon’s landmark “Bike Bill” passed in 1971, America was in the throes of a major bike boom. 50 years later a group of Portland bike advocates think our current cycling resurgence is the right time to update it The nonprofit Street Trust has announced plans to seek an amendment to ORS 366.514. This law states “reasonable amounts” of the State Highway Fund must be spent by the Oregon Department of Transportation, “to provide footpaths and bicycle tr...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State University, Moda Center, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Hagedorn, Jonathan Maus, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Floyd Prozanski


Guest Post: How Oregon got Idaho Stop

… Or just yield. Whatever is safest.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Ray Thomas is a partner at Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost*. Bjorn Warloe was living in Corvallis in 2003 and remembers reading a story in the Oregon State University student newspaper that Oregon had passed an “Idaho Stop” law which allows a bicycle user to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. It turned out the article was wrong (it had passed the House but had failed to even get a hearing in the Senate) though it did accurately id...
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Oregon’s ‘Idaho Stop’ bill faces headwinds in Senate

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) We knew it wouldn’t be easy. Senate Bill 998 — affectionately known as the Idaho Stop bill because it would allow bicycle riders to treat stop signs (and flashing red signals) as yields — is floundering. Even though it sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 9th, the bill has stalled out and is currently in the Senate Rules Committee. Asked for a status update on the bill, its chief sponsor, Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) said, “A preliminary ass...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Idaho, House, Bill, Senate Judiciary Committee, Judiciary Committee, Jonathan Maus, Floyd Prozanski, Prozanski, Detweiler


Senate committee passes ‘Idaho Stop’ bill allowing bicycle riders to yield at stop signs

Some intersections in Oregon already allow bicycle riders to “slow-and-go”.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) 10 years after it was last debated in the Oregon Legislature, a concept known as “Idaho Stop” has once again found its way into a bill. And it passed its first committee vote yesterday, just hours before a key legislative deadline. Senate Bill 998 wasn’t on anyone’s radar before last week. Up until then it was just a vague placeholder bill without any detailed language and with no amen...
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Details On Oregon’s New Insane Gun-Grab Bill, with Sneak Amendment

Opinion Details On Oregon's New Insane Gun-Grab Bill, with Sneak Amendment Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- SB 978 has it's first “amendment”. It's 44 pages long and turns the bill into a nightmare anti gun bill. We told you about SB 978 yesterday and assured you that this harmless looking bill was going to be gut and stuffed with draconian anti-gun language, and it has. Here is a link to the to the bill. And of course we use the word amendment quite loosely. The “amendment” is 44 pages long. The...
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Willamette Week: Legal concerns cloud Gateway Green bike park and other city properties

Should volunteers or city employees who work on parks facilities — like the upcoming Gateway Green — be open to liability lawsuits?(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) I didn’t know much about Oregon’s “recreational immunity” law when I woke up this morning. But since reading, “Portland’s First Mountain-Bike Park Could Be Crippled by a Court Decision” in the Willamette Week I’ve given myself a crash-course. And so should you. That article lays out the case that a 2016 Oregon Supreme Court decisi...
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Willamette Week: Legal concerns cloud Gateway Green bike park and other open spaces

Should volunteers or city employees who work on parks facilities — like the upcoming Gateway Green — be open to liability lawsuits?(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) I didn’t know much about Oregon’s “recreational immunity” law when I woke up this morning. But since reading, “Portland’s First Mountain-Bike Park Could Be Crippled by a Court Decision” in the Willamette Week I’ve given myself a crash-course. And so should you. That article lays out the case that a 2016 Oregon Supreme Court decisi...
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Negligent driving bill won’t pass this session

“Split second motor vehicle responses should not lead to a felony.”— Eric Deitrick, legislative rep for Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association A bill that would have increased the consequences for people whose negligent driving resulted in a serious injury of a vulnerable road user has ran out of time. After sailing through the Senate Judiciary committee on a 4-1 vote, SB 1553-B easily passed the full Oregon Senate on February 26th. The bill was lining up support and was expected to do w...
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‘Negligence gap’ bill passes committee 4-1, now heads for Senate vote

Senator Floyd Prozanski ferried the bill through committee.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-1 to pass a bill that would revise existing law and create a new crime for negligent motor vehicle operators. As we reported yesterday, Senate Bill 1553 would add one sentence to the list of behaviors that could result in someone charged with violating ORS 163.165. The sentence reads, “[A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if the person:] ...
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Lawmakers hear testimony on bill that would fill driving’s “negligence gap”

Julia Corkett’s son had his leg severed by a man who made a dangerous left turn. She testified about it in Salem yesterday. A man’s decision to make a dangerous left turn in front of Alistair Corkett back in May led to a horrific outcome. The 22 year-old’s leg was severed from his body. Barry Allen, the man who was at fault for Corkett’s life-changing injury, was only given a traffic ticket. If Corkett had died in the collision, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office would have pursu...
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