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New year brings new laws, and some that continue through COVID


January 13, 2021

The year 2020 produced some unusual laws, as Oregon grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which materialized shortly after legislators convened in February for their biannual short session.

Legislators’ attention rapidly focused on the new threat, and the result was a slate of laws focusing on some of the fallout of the coronavirus and the unrest that arose following the death of George Floyd.

Some of those laws kicked in for real on Jan. 1, though one, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act approved by voters in the November election, will go into effect next month.

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