New year, new laws, more to come
January 22, 2020
The Oregon Legislature may have convened back in the first half of 2019, but the results of the hundreds of bills passed back then are being felt now, as many new laws went into effect at midnight on Jan. 1, 2020.
For some quick background, when legislators draft a bill, we are able to assign an implementation date. Some bills go into effect on a specific date, some are implemented in pieces over a period of time, and still others require “emergency” implementation and go into effect the moment they are passed by both chambers of the Legislature and signed by the governor.