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About Representative Paul Evans for House District 20
The Oregon Legislative Short Session got off to a quick and productive start. We’ve had an opportunity to address several issues facing Oregon. As Chair of the House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, I am pleased at some of the work being done on behalf of those we send into Harm’s Way. HB 4040, for instance, will establish a new scholarship for those who serve in Oregon’s Air and Amy National Guard. HB 4098 establishes new apprenticeships for veterans.
Other actions of note include HB 4087, which I am proud to have carried to the Floor. This bill seeks to protect consumers from disreputable repair shops. In addition, I am honored to have played a small role in HJR 203, the Hope Amendment. If passed by Oregon’s voters, this act will enshrine health care as a basic fundamental right in Oregon’s Constitution.
Perhaps most significantly, the House passed HB 4145. This legislation prohibits boyfriends and girlfriends convicted of domestic violence from gun ownership. As I stated earlier, the chance of saving one life is worth the effort.
Several weeks remain in this legislative session, and undoubtedly I will have the opportunity to act on many issues important to our great state. I take your input very seriously. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions and concerns. It is truly an honor to serve you.
Representative Paul Evans
Oregon House District 20
If you have legislative questions please call my office at 503-986-1420