Gov. Brown closes book on 2015 session


846 laws were passed this year; no bills were vetoed.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

After starting the 2015 session as the Secretary of State, Gov. Kate Brown concluded the 2015 session Wednesday by signing 43 bills.

This year’s tally: 846 laws passed; no bills vetoed.

“Together with the Legislature, I took action to make our communities safer, our workforce more equitable, and our state more engaged, putting ballots in the hands of hundreds of thousands of new voters,” Brown said in a news release. “There is still more to do, and I remain committed to finding solutions that sustain economic recovery statewide, expanding opportunities so Oregonians can get ahead.”

Democrats dominated as they held majorities in both houses. Some hot-button issues addressed include enhanced background checks for gun sales (which goes into effect today), paid sick leave for almost all full-time workers, and increased access to birth control for women.

 


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