When domestic abusers have access to firearms, their intimate partners are significantly more likely to be killed.
The Oregon House today voted 50-10 to approve House Bill 2879, which will allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives and birth control pills, greatly increasing access.
Rep. Kathleen Taylor (D-Milwaukie) today applauded Gov. Kate Brown for signing House Bill 2546 into law. The bill, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate, bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and applies the Indoor Clean Air Act to e-cigarettes.
Oregonians will have easier access to prescription birth control under a bill that was advanced by the House Rules Committee this afternoon.
Women in Oregon will be able to get 12-month birth control prescriptions under House Bill 3343, which passed the House 55-2 this afternoon.
Oregonians seeking sensitive medical treatment would have the ability to seek further privacy protections in insurance communications through a bill that passed the House 34-25 this morning.
Recent high-profile issues have revealed a need for better accountability of contracts and projects funded by taxpayer dollars. House Bill 2375 will improve oversight of these big contracts, ensuring more efficient and transparent use of public funds.
More children in Oregon could be protected under medical care coverage from the Oregon Health Authority with the passage in the House of House Bill 3517.
SALEM – Today, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 39-15 to protect workers’ health care coverage while sick.