Articles Posted in State Government & Legal Resources

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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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Guest post, from Lee Van Duzer, Washington County Law Librarian:

As we socially distance ourselves and physical spaces are increasingly closed, it is important to revisit online legal research options. The following are free research tools specific to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Federal & National

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If you don’t know where to begin, begin with contacting 211 Info:

“[C]onsumers can still reach us by calling 211, but they can also text or email, or use our mobile app and online database. They “serve all 36 Oregon counties and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington.

CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155

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You must register to vote by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, if you want to vote in the Oregon primary.

View the 2018 Election Timeline (PDF) at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Election Division website. (If the link to the Timeline PDF fails, link to the Election Division’s URL and search there.)

If you like to calculate your own election registration deadline:

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The Multnomah County Library has a webpage with information on how to find vital records in Oregon. If you are seeking vital records stored locally, check with your own public library’s website or your local city, county, or court clerk offices.

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“The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene, Monday, February 5, 2018. Legislative session is defined as a period of time in which the Legislative Assembly officially convenes for the purpose of lawmaking….”[Link to Oregon Legislature’s website for updates.]

This will be the short session, i.e. 35 days.

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Does your state have a Right to Repair law? (I didn’t know either!)

But our very own Free Geek (in Portland, Oregon), in addition to all the other excellent work they do, testifies before state legislatures in favor of right to repair laws; for more information they link website visitors to:

Repair dot Org: