Oregon Senate holds first committee hearing for rent control bill
A new rent control bill is in the Oregon Senate. Learn more about it here.
KGW Staff, Anthony Macuk (KGW)
SALEM, Ore. — Tenants from across Oregon gathered in Salem Monday to testify at the first committee hearing for Senate Bill 611, which would cap annual rent increases at either 3% plus inflation or a flat 8% — whichever is lower.
Oregon passed a previous rent control rule in 2019, Senate Bill 608, that capped rent at 7% plus inflation, but tenant organizations reacted with alarm last year when state economists announced that the high rate of inflation meant that rents could be hiked by up to 14.6%.
Oregon’s self-service gas bill moves to House floor
Oregon’s laws regarding self-service gas may change as a bill moves to the House.. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The bill that will allow Oregonians to pump their own gas at stations around the state will move to the House floor after members of the House Committee on Emergency Management voted to advance it in a work session Thursday.
House Bill 2426 is a bipartisan bill with chief sponsors Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis, R-Albany; Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene; Sen. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles; and Sen. Janeen Sollman, D-Hillsboro.
The bill would allow…
Bill would allow Oregonians to pump their own gas while keeping attendant serviceA new bill will consider giving drivers the option to pump their own gas. Discover more here. By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive
The Oregon Legislature will again consider giving the state’s drivers the option to pump their own gas.
House Bill 4151, filed ahead of the legislative session that begins Feb. 1, would allow gas stations to offer self-service pumps alongside pumps staffed by a station attendant.
Oregon is one of only two states in the U.S. that don’t allow self-service gas pumps, although the state relaxed those rules for some rural counties in 2015, allowing customers to pump their…
Bend PD conducts 7 traffic stops during impromptu safety detail
Bend PD performed an impromptu safety enforcement detail on Sunday. Find out more here.
Bend police officers issued several traffic citations during an impromptu safety enforcement detail on Sunday.
Four officers carried out seven traffic stops between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on NE 3rd St. and the North Parkway near Empire Ave.
Citations included driving 80 mph in a 45-mph zone and operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone.
The Bend Police Department would like to remind drivers to follow the speed limit, avoid distracted driving, and to wear seat belts in order to arrive safely at their destination and enjoy the warm weather.