Legislature adopts transparency policy

New rules to reveal how the state creates legislation and does business.

Share this article!

A major change in the rules is that anonymous amendments to bills will no longer be allowed. Legislators will have their names attached to amendments, and there will be an option to note if a lobbyist sponsored the amendment.

…Other transparency bills may be debated during the 2016 legislative session. A bill sponsored byGov. Kate Brown, HB 4135, would develop standards for records requests submitted to some executive branch agencies. Another, HB 3134, would require lobbyists to update information on who they work for within five days of accepting a new client. That bill would also direct the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to post those updates online within two business days.

(READ MORE: Statesman Journal)

Published in Categories News