The 2023 legislative session was exceptional. It featured a new governor, mostly new legislative leadership, one-third of legislators new to their seats since the 2021 session, construction that severely restricted Capitol operations, the longest walkout in Oregon’s history, a yet-to-be tested ballot measure taking aim at such walkouts, the resignation of the secretary of state and more.
The session saw the introduction of 2,970 bills and the passage of 653. Three of these measures were referred to voters.
All of his happened within a 168-day period during which OBI’s policy team engaged in countless hours of advocacy to support positive bills and improve or defeat harmful ones.
Download OBI’s 2023 Legislative Session Report below for a comprehensive review of the longest session since 2009. This year’s report includes:
- Key takeaways
- OBI’s advocacy, research and education plans
- Important bills and highlights in seven policy areas
- An appendix of legislation relevant to Oregon employers