We are now wrapping up week 3 of the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. A lot of new legislative proposals have been submitted making this one of the most active legislative sessions in recent memory. The Senate this week passed the most sweeping changes to Oregon Landlord-Tenant law in three decades with the passage of SB 608. The next step for rent control is a public hearing in the Oregon House on Monday, Feb 18th at 1 pm. There are many other legislative proposals swirling around the Oregon Capital.
Attached is Phil Querin's detailed analysis of SB 608 (Rent Control). SB 608 will be up for a public hearing on Monday, February 4th at 3 pm. Information on written and public testimony will be forth coming early next week.
Attached is a copy legislation impacting manufactured home communities. Many of these legislative concepts we have seen before in past sessions. Of specific interest is SB 586 which is the coalition bill. This bill will be completely revised in February. The other priority bill is the rent control bill - SB 608. MHCO will be monitoring all the bills listed in the legislative report and additional legislative proposals that will be trickling out between now and the end of February.
This is the first of many legislative updates for 2019.
There is an old saying coined by the Salem ‘Statesman Journal’ that during the Oregon Legislative Session “no man’s or women’s horse or home is safe.” This certainly applies to the 2019 Legislative Session.