September 4, 2013
Getting a Jumpstart on 2014
Though the last session is just over, it is already time to start planning and preparing for the next session. The 2014 “short” session is scheduled for February 3 through March 9, 2014. The session could end earlier, but cannot run longer unless more than a majority of the House and Senate agree to extend the session. Each individual member is allowed to introduce two measures for the short session. Requests for measures are due by November 26, 2013.
Before the session begins in February we will also be in Salem in September, November and January for a few days of committee hearings and other work as we prepare for the session. Some additional meetings will be required for Legislative Task Forces and/or Work Groups needing to complete work before the February session. As you can tell, much time and effort is necessary to prepare in the next several months for February.
Possible Special Session
Governor Kitzhaber is traveling the state talking with local school officials and others about additional revenue, additional PERS changes and/or other related topics. I support his effort to have the conversations and to see if any consensus might develop around additional legislation. Whether it will mean a special session or potential actions to consider in February, the Governor is providing key leadership and opportunities for input from many different constituents and areas of the State.
Thank you to all the credit union advocates who helped make this a very successful legislative session!
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