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We won the Battle against HB 2004

July 07, 2017 6:57 PM | Anonymous

  Legislative Update –


July 7, 2017

ORHA members – our hard work has paid off! I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that HB 2004 has died in the Oregon Senate.

After the Oregon House narrowly passed the bill 31-to-27 in early April, HB 2004 was never able to garner the support of the 13 Republican Senators and two key Democratic Senators, Sens. Rod Monroe (D-Portland) and Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose). Many of the Senators cited our members concerns when describing their decision to oppose this bill and its amendments, including the bill’s attempts to remove no-cause notices, to require landlords pay tenants’ relocation expenses, and the provision to lift the ban on rent control.

I know many of you spent countless hours emailing, calling, writing and testifying in front of the Oregon Legislature. We always believed those efforts would succeed in the end, and we couldn’t have done it without your unwavering support. Thank you and congratulations, ORHA members!


Jim Straub
ORHA Legislative Director

Oregon Rental Housing Association
1462 Commercial Street N.E. Salem, Oregon 97301

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