2015 Legislative Priorities & Positions

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February 06, 2015
KEIZER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 2015 Legislative Agenda

 Legislative Priorities by Category
 Jobs and the Economy 
Tax Policy, Tax Credits, and Tax Incentives 
Workforce Development/Public Education
Transportation Funding 
General Business/Employment 
Tourism 
Land Use 
 
           
Keizer Chamber of Commerce Legislative Positions

 
Jobs and the Economy
Support protecting Oregon’s current minimum wage formula.   
Oppose any new rules that “further harm” to existing Oregon businesses or job development in the State of Oregon.
Support laws and regulations to protect employer’s ability to assess performance based upon drug testing and lawful company policies.
 
Tax Policy, Tax Credits, and Tax Incentives
Support the phasing in of a capital gains tax reduction over time.
Support extension of the current Small Business Tax Credit passed in 2013. 
Oppose any carbon or emissions tax. 
 
Workforce Development/Public Education
Support funding and restoration of career technical and vocational education programs in public and private high schools, including community colleges and rural universities
 
Transportation Funding
Support increased transportation funding for counties and cities, including aviation, highway, pedestrian, transit, freight, and rail.   
Oppose any amendments to standards governing fuels which increase the cost of fuels. 
 
General Business/Employment
Oppose a mandate for Paid Sick Leave for private employers.   
Oppose any efforts to restrict the freedom of employers to mandate employees attend company meetings. Oppose any arbitrary or vague rules as to what an employer can say to their
Employees under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Support continued initiatives to promote drug free workplaces throughout Oregon.
Oppose any legislation which changes the flexibility provided to employees and employers as it relates to overtime and health care.
Support the continued recognition of overtime as any work over 40 hours within a one week time period.

Tourism
Support any increase in Oregon’s Transient Lodging Tax Law only if local municipalities receive increased TOT proceeds.
 Land Use
Support amendments to allow adjustments to an Urban Growth Boundary based upon predicted 20-year needs (housing or economic).  
Contact:
Dan Clem, Director of Business Development
dan@keizerchamber.com, 503-480-9983

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