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Oregon: Continue Contacting Committee Members!

Friday, April 22, 2005

On Monday, April 25, the House Subcommittee on Civil Law will hold work sessions on HB 2373, NRA‑backed legislation protecting gun manufacturers from reckless lawsuits and HM 3, a measure urging Congress to pass similar legislation at the federal level.  The work sessions will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Room 357 of the State Capitol in Salem.  Members are encouraged to attend, but the subcommittee will take invited testimony only.  A list of subcommittee members and their contact information is as follows:

House Subcommittee on Civil Law

Chairman Robert Ackerman  (503) 986-1413

Representative Linda Flores  (503) 986-1451

Representative Kelley Wirth  (503) 986-1416

Representative Bill Garrard  (503) 986-1456

Representative Wayne Krieger  (503) 986-1401


The Senate Judiciary Committee defeated SB 956, anti‑gun extremist Senator Ginny Burdick`s (D‑Portland) effort to strip the state firearm’s preemption law and allow local school districts to impose their own bans on Concealed Handgun Licensees, on a 4‑3 vote.  A motion to reconsider has been filed, and the bill could be voted on again by Monday, April 25.  A list of committee members and their contact information is as follows:

Senate Judiciary Committee

Chairman Ginny Burdick  (503) 986-1718

Vice-Chair Charles Starr   (503) 986-1713

Senator Roger Beyer   (503) 986-1709

Senator Floyd Prozanski (503) 986-1704

Senator Charlie Ringo (503) 986-1717

Senator Vicki Walker (503) 986-1707

Senator Doug Whitsett (503) 986-1728

Please continue contacting members of the committee, urging them to oppose this bill!

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