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The Reading of the Bills in the Oregon Senate reminded me of the Running of the Bulls, but instead of trying to speed up the bull, so to speak, legislators try to slow down the bill.

See this news story (among others) for example: “Oregon Senate Republicans protest COVID restrictions with delay tactics,” by Dirk VanderHart (OPB), April 28, 2021.

So, a little Oregon history, in Three Parts (the last being the most interesting one):

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If you need a quick answer to an Oregon Special Session question, pick up the phone and call your legislator (from the Find Your Legislator form) or the State Legislature’s switchboard (800-332-2313) or call or email a legislative librarian at the State Library of Oregon.

Current Oregon Legislative (General Assembly) Special Session information can be found via the Oregon Legislature’s homepage.

Historic Special Sessions (From the Secretary of State Blue Book (from 1860 to 1-2 years ago).)

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Remote Online Notarization (RON) law (temporary) was enacted during the first special session of the 2020 Oregon Legislative Assembly:

“​​​​​The Oregon Legislature passed HB 4212A​, which was signed into law by the Governor on June 30, 2020. While this bill contained many concepts, part of it legalizes Remote Online Notarization (RON) through July 2021.

RON allows a commissioned notary public to​ perform notarial acts using audio/video technology for remotely located individuals under certain circumstances using vendors meeting specific requirements. RON also allows notaries from other states to perform Remote Online Notarizations for Oregonians….​” [Link to the Oregon Secretary of State website for official information about remote notarization requirements.]

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Hope you enjoyed another year of voting at your kitchen table or in the wild, aka Vote by Mail in Oregon.

If you want to make sure your election ballot was received and counted or if you want to update your registration, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office makes that easy:

Link to the My Vote page

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Interesting decision by Multnomah County Circuit Court Administrators and judges given even the little we know now about how Covid-19 spreads, not to mention the condition of the old Courthouse:

“Oregon Law Forces Jury Trials To Continue, Increasing Virus Risk,” by Conrad Wilson, OPB, May 12, 2020

If you are called for jury duty, grand or petit, in Oregon, please check your Circuit Court’s website for instructions and contact information. Or, call the phone number on your juror summons.

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1) COVID-19 Resources for Students and Parents, from the Oregon Department of Education, including topics such as civil rights and civic engagement, death, mental health, and much more:

This page contains the most recent information available on how the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is affecting schools in Oregon. Please email us with any questions. If you have an urgent health need, please contact your local health department or health care provider.” [Link to website]

2) Senior Loneliness Line, About:

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Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

From the ORVOAD About Us page:

The Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD) is the state chapter of the National VOAD.

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From a PPB (Portland Police Bureau) Flash Alert dated 3/31/20:

PPB’s INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE SEEKS TIPS FOR ILLEGAL COVID-19 TREATMENTS

The mission of the Intellectual Property Crime Task Force is to investigate, enforce and educate the public regarding counterfeit merchandise, with an emphasis on products that affect public Health & Safety.

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On April 1 Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order  20-13 “ordering a moratorium on certain terminations of residential rental agreements and non-residential leases[.]” This expands her March 22 restriction on residential evictions.

See The Oregonian article Gov. Kate Brown issues 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for more.

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