Oregon Saves SB 164

OregonSaves SB 164 SB 164 would assess civil penalties to businesses that fail to comply with the Oregon Retirement Savings Program requirements. OSCC joined other employer groups in supporting the -3 amendment to SB 164: 1. Gives all businesses, regardless of size, two years to get in to compliance; 2. Caps civil penalties, so [...]

By |2019-04-04T11:21:01-08:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kicker HB 2975 and SJR 23

Kicker HB 2975 This one got missed by us, along with every other business group, but House Republicans found out at the 11th hour that HB 2975 included an accounting change that reduced the upcoming kicker by over $100 million by transferring this money into the next biennium. HB 2975 has the effect of adding [...]

By |2019-03-27T12:23:42-08:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paid Family Leave

On Monday, March 25 at 6pm, the House Business & Labor Committee and Senate Workforce Committee hosted a joint public hearing on paid family & medical leave bills that would SIGNIFICANTLY alter Oregon's business climate. With every workplace mandate the Legislature has passed, the competitive distance between Oregon and other states is increasing. Oregon's small [...]

By |2019-03-27T12:17:46-08:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Corporate Tax Increases

It is still believed the committee is leaning toward selecting a Commercial Activity Tax, which is a pure gross receipts tax, as the basis for implementing a new business tax. The debate here is how much the legislature wants to raise. House Democratic leadership wants to raise business taxes by $3.4 billion per biennium. Senate [...]

By |2019-03-27T12:09:10-08:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 Legislative Priorities of the Chamber

 The 2019 Legislative priorities of the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce (NCCC). The NCCC is organized to give voice to local businesses throughout Clackamas County in support of policies that enable business success, job growth and income growth in each of our local cities and unincorporated Clackamas County. We believe a healthy business [...]

By |2019-02-21T10:09:01-08:00August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Legislative Wrap Up

Unlike the 2015 and 2016 sessions which started at an explosive pace, the 2017 session returned to historical norms with a slow and cautious start. The two critical issues of the 2017 legislature were the need to balance a state budget that started in a $1.8 billion deficit as well as the need to pass [...]

By |2017-08-21T17:23:33-08:00August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

N Clackamas Chamber 2017 Legislative Priorities -January

The 2017 Legislative priorities of the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) represents the legislative priorities of the business community within the region that it resides. The NCCC is organized to give voice to local businesses throughout Clackamas County in support of policies that enable business success, job growth and income growth in each [...]

By |2017-03-10T15:23:57-08:00March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OSCC 2017 Legislative Priorities

The Members of the OSCC are united in support of: 1. Comprehensive transportation funding package (with real low carbon fuel standard cost containment). 2. State Spending Reform (PERS, Medicaid, Personnel costs) 3. Pre-emption of local employment regulations. SB 329 SB 544 4. Expanding eligibility for the 2013 ‘small business tax cut’. 5. Increased availability and [...]

By |2017-03-10T15:17:00-08:00March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oregon Legislative Session Adjourned

OSCC Member Report – March 3, 2016 End of Session Report   The 2016 Oregon Legislative session adjourned today at 1:08 PM after 32 days of work.  Consistent with the 2015 legislative session, there was almost no legislative momentum around any proposals that would grow the state economy or create local jobs.  To the contrary, [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00March 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

February Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts are partnering together in a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017. The CDC is encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00February 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Heart Month