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Numerous laws passed in 2021 long session


January 12, 2022

Oregon legislators passed hundreds of new laws in the 2021 session, many of which went into effect Jan. 1.

The Legislature considered a total of 2,519 bills, memorials and resolutions during the 2021 long session, and passed 719 – adding six more in special sessions that came after the normal session ended June 30. That actually is about a normal total for the Ore-gon Legislature in a long session.

Most went into effect Jan. 1, and were added to those that went into effect after passage last year.

The so-called “Trigger Lock Law,” which requires that gun owners safely store firearms,...

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