The Second Special Session of 2020 ran for one day, August 10, 2020. The focus of the Second Special Session was a rebalance of the state’s 2019–2021 biennial budget for all three branches of government and most state agencies and commissions. In addition, the Legislature considered five policy bills addressing unemployment claims and police accountability.
For a full list of bills, archived videos, and information on the joint special committee, please visit the Oregon Legislature’s website. (Updated 9/3/2020)
The First Special Session of 2020 ran from June 24, 2020 through June 26, 2020. During the course of the session, the legislature passed bills addressing COVID-19, police accountability, forestry, residential and commercial evictions, the Indian Child Welfare Act, rural broadband, and many other issues. Included in the package were legislative concepts of particular interest to the bar such as the Chief Justice’s authority to extend deadlines, the extension of statutory deadlines, and remote online notarization. For a full list of bills, archived videos, and information on the joint special committee, please visit the Oregon Legislature’s website.
Executive Order 20-38 rescinds Executive Order 20-16. E.O. 20-16 governed public meetings and budget meetings during the COVID-19 emergency. Due to the passage of HB 4212 (1st Special Session 2020) which addresses these issues, E.O. 20-16 is no longer necessary. (Updated 9/3/2020)