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Key Votes

2007 Oregon Business and Consumers Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
March 13, 2007 OR SB 426 School Districts Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (36 - 20)
March 15, 2007 OR HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
March 8, 2007 OR HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - House (48 - 9)
Feb. 13, 2007 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulations Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
June 4, 2007 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
June 12, 2007 OR HB 2967 Tobacco Tax Increase for Children’s Health Care Bill Failed - House (35 - 22)
May 3, 2007 OR HB 2871 Consumer Finance Regulation Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
June 18, 2007 OR SB 571 Smoking Ban Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
June 15, 2007 OR SB 571 Smoking Ban Expansion Bill Passed - House (38 - 21)

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