Find 11 New Laws to Help the Citizens of Oregon in 2023
Are There Any New Laws in Oregon for 2023?
When the clock strikes midnight every New Year immediately there are brand new laws and revisions that go into effect. Below are 11 new Oregon laws that could affect your life.
1) Mandatory Overtime
Senate Bill 1513 won't allow employers to penalize their tortilla plant workers or bakers if they refuse to work on short notice when overtime is required.
2) Paid Leave
Senate Bill 1515 modified the definition of, "benefit year" for paid family and medical leave insurance programs to begin providing coverage in September of 2023 with full 52-week consecutive weeks of coverage
3) Dental Care
Senate Bill 1538 was created for Oregon's Health Plan Program which will provide dental care to low-income citizens of the island nations in the Compact of Free Association (Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)) who are residing in Oregon
Senate Bill 1555 requires that a health benefits plan is available that will reimburse the full cost to providers that deliver in-home nurse visits, which are fully available to all families with an infant in Oregon
Senate Bill 1560 requires the term "alien" no longer be used in official documents as of January 1st and should be replaced by "noncitizen" the wording will be updated by state agencies and the verbiage completely replaced in their rules by July 1st, 2023
6) Sexual Assault Kit
Senate Bill 1574 will now allow the state to include specific injury documentation, evidence collection, and forensic exam history in a sexual assault forensic evidence kit if requested by the victim
Senate Bill 1586 dives deeper into Oregon's Workplace Fairness Act so it is now unlawful for an employer to require former employees to enter into an agreement where they would not disclose information about discrimination or harassment
8) Fishing Licenses
House Bill 4072 lowers the cost of a one-day angling and shellfish license and requires certain steelhead anglers to get new validation and harvest cards
House Bill 4075 will make it easier for crime victims, which will include small businesses that are burglarized and damaged in part by making sure the victims are paid in full before convicted criminals pay court fine fees
10) Traffic Citations
House Bill 4105 appoints "duly authorized traffic enforcement agencies" who aren't police officers to review photograph evidence at red light cameras including speeding and issue citations
11) Voter Registration
House Bill 4133 makes registering and voting online in Oregon easier by using only the last four digits of their social security number including an image of their signature
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