HB2153-A has moved out of the policy committee and is waiting to be assigned to a Way and Means committee.Right now, the Department of Consumer and Business Services/The Department of Justice has issued a high fiscal impact statement to implement the registry and are using their authority to keep us from passing this bill. Instead of working collaboratively as other groups have, they’re being combative with every effort to find some common ground.
From small business owners to large firms, the design profession in Oregon could be transformed by the decisions of our elected officials in the next two weeks.
Please take a moment to write our elected officials using the link below and let legislators know that you support HB2153-A.
The above link leads to a form letter, all you have to do is click the link above, then
1) personalize the first sentence,
2) add your contact information, and
3) hit submit.
Your emails will go directly to our elected officials. Feel free to send the letter as written or personalize further as you see fit. A template letter with ideas on how to personalize your message further can be found HERE!
Further, if you have any personal connections with building code officials, and/or individuals in the the Department of Consumer and Business Services or The Department of Justice, we want to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your voice to make sure HB2153 gets a hearing in Ways and Means! It will not be heard without your voice!
Thank you for your ongoing support!