Val Hoyle in OR legislative records
Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens
SB 833: Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence.
Passed Senate 20-7-3 on April 23; Passed House, 38-20-2 on April 30; State Rep. Val Hoyle voted YES; Signed by Governor John Kitzhaber on May 1, 2013.
Source: Oregon legislative voting records: SB 833
Apr 30, 2013
- Directs Department of Transportation to issue driver card to applicant who does not provide proof of legal presence in United States but otherwise has
complied with all requirements for [license or permit] type of driving privileges and has resided in Oregon for more than one year.
- Provides that driver card may be used only as evidence of grant of driving privileges.
- Limits expenditures by department, for biennium beginning July 1, 2013, for carrying out provisions of Act.
On Energy & Oil:
Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards
SB 692: Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards: The following minimum energy efficiency standards for new products are established:
Legislative Outcome: Passed State Senate 19-9-2 on April 16; Passed House 40-19-1 on May 30; State Rep. Val Hoyle voted YES; Governor John Kitzhaber signed on June 13, 2013
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon legislative voting records: SB 692
May 30, 2013
- Automatic commercial ice cube machines must have daily energy use & water use no greater
than state-determined applicable values.
- Commercial clothes washers must have a minimum modified energy factor of 1.26.
- Commercial refrigerators or freezers must meet the applicable state requirements.
- Illuminated exit signs must have an input
power demand of five watts or less per illuminated face.
- Metal halide lamp fixtures designed to be operated with lamps rated greater than or equal to 150 watts but less than or equal to 500 watts may not contain a probe-start metal halide lamp
- Torchieres may not use more than 190 watts.
Reduce sentences for non-violent offenses
HB 3194: Reduces Prison Sentences for Certain Crimes:
Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate 19-11-0 on July 1; passed House 40-18 on June 27; State Rep. Val Hoyle voted YES; signed by Governor John Kitzhaber on July 25, 2013.
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon legislative voting records: HB 3194
Jun 27, 2013
- Whereas Oregon [should] focus prison resources on violent offenders
- Whereas Oregon can direct savings from averted prison growth toward investments in our local communities
Be It Enacted:
- MARIJUANA OFFENSES: [Increase the definition of] "substantial quantities" of a controlled substance.
- CRIMINAL DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED: [Decrease penalty unless] the suspension resulted from any degree of murder, manslaughter, or
assault resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, or from a conviction for felony driving while under the influence of intoxicants.
- [MANDATORY MINIMUM guidelines are relaxed unless two or more previous convictions for any combination of
[serious or violent] crimes.
Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments
HB 3460: Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments; Concurrence Vote Passed House, 31-28; State Rep. Val Hoyle voted YES:
- The Oregon Health Authority shall establish by rule a medical marijuana facility registration system to authorize
the transfer of usable marijuana and immature marijuana plants from a marijuana grow site to the medical marijuana facility.
- The registration system must require documentation that demonstrates the medical marijuana facility meets the state
- To qualify for registration, a medical marijuana facility:
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon legislative voting records: HB 3460
Jul 6, 2013
- Must be located in an area that is zoned for commercial or industrial use
- May not be located at the same address as a marijuana grow site
- Must be registered
as a business with the Office of the Secretary of State
- Must not be located within 1,000 feet of a public or private elementary or secondary school
- Must not be located within 1,000 feet of another medical marijuana facility.
Prohibit motorized mining in riverbeds
SB 838: Prohibits Motorized Mining (Bill Passed House, 33-27); State Rep. Val Hoyle voted YES:
The Legislative Assembly finds that:A moratorium is imposed until 2021 on mining that uses any form of motorized equipment for the purpose of extracting gold, silver or any other precious metal from placer deposits of the beds or banks of the waters of this state.
Source: 2013 Oregon Senate & House legislative voting records SB838
Jul 7, 2013
- Prospecting, small scale mining and recreational mining are part of the unique heritage of Oregon
- Prospecting &
small scale mining provide economic benefits to Oregon and local communities and support tourism, small businesses and recreational opportunities
- Exploration of potential mine sites is necessary to discover the minerals that underlie the surface and
inherently involves natural resource disturbance
- Mining that uses motorized equipment in the beds and banks of the rivers of Oregon can pose significant risks to Oregon's natural resources, including fish and other wildlife, riparian areas, and water
On Gun Control:
Require background checks for most gun transactions
Excerpts from Oregon state legislative records for SB 941:
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate, 17-13-0; passed House 32-28-0; Majority Leader Val Hoyle voted YES; Signed by the Governor 5/11/2015
Source: Oregon legislative voting records: SB 941
May 11, 2015
- Requires gun dealer to request criminal background check before delivering firearm.
- Exceptions for family members, law enforcement, and inherited firearms
Punishes violation by maximum of one year's imprisonment or $6,250 fine; subsequent offenses with10 years' imprisonment or $250,000 fine.
- Requires notifying local law enforcement agency when, during criminal background check, department determines
that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm.
- Authorizes prohibiting person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing firearm during period of treatment.
Expand state college aid to undocumented students
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate, 17-12-1; passed Assembly 34-25-1; Majority Leader Hoyle voted YES; Signed by the Governor 8/12/2015.
Source: The Oregonian on Oregon legislative voting records: SB932
Jul 22, 2015
- A party-line vote approved legislation that would expand state college aid to undocumented students.
- SB932 marks another step toward "tuition equity" in Oregon, allowing immigrants brought to the US by
their parents to pay in-state tuition rates when attending Oregon colleges.
- Under SB932, those students would be eligible for state tuition grants worth about $2,000 a year.
- State officials estimate 350 undocumented students, often from low-income
families, will be able to receive grants & attend college. SB932 adds funding for 13,000 more students overall to qualify for state tuition grants.
- The vote was acrimonious: opponents pointed to a ballot referendum that would have issued driver's
cards to residents without proof of immigration status. Oregonians voted down the measure in droves.
On Energy & Oil:
Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources
Oregon's most consequential energy bill in decades--a nationally ambitious plan to wean the state off coal and boost renewable sources--has become law. Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 1547 [Majority Leader Val Hoyle voted YES], handing
Democrats a coveted political victory that comes despite lingering concerns the legislation might raise costs for utility customers.
The measure requires Oregon's two largest utilities, Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, to stop paying for
out-of-state coal power by 2030. It also says utilities must serve half their customers' demand with renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2040.
"Knowing how important it is to Oregonians to act on climate change, a wide range of stakeholders
came to the table around Oregonians' investments in coal and renewable energy," Brown said in a statement. "I'm proud to sign a bill that moves Oregon forward, together with the shared values of current and future generations."
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon legislative voting records: SB1547
Mar 10, 2016
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