Newsletter: Community College Day

 
Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis

HUNDREDS PAY RESPECTS TO SECRETARY OF STATE DENNIS RICHARDSON

On Wednesday, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson lay in state while hundreds bid a final farewell. A state funeral was held to honor the Army veteran where Gov. Kate Brown, Congressman Greg Walden, and Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman gave moving speeches about Richardson’s legacy.

"His quiet competence and civility were a rarity in today's world," Walden said. "Dennis served his country and his state with honor and dignity and the body of his work leaves Oregon better for the next generation."

Richardson Processional

A processional, led by Secretary Richardson’s casket, makes its way out the front doors of the Capitol building before a 21-gun salute to honor the late Army veteran.

For more photos and complete details about Secretary Richardson’s farewell ceremony, click here. For a short video on Secretary Richardson's legacy as Secretary of State, click here. 


Floor speech

Oregon Small Business

I addressed my colleagues on the House floor this week about the difficulties small businesses face here in Oregon. Our small businesses are pillars of our communities and we cannot continue the strategy of taxing and regulating them. 

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Gun Bills

I have been getting a lot of emails about all of the bills that impact firearm owners. I am a strong 2nd Amendment supporter and I will fight to make sure that law-abiding gun owners are not punished by these bills. 

Here is a list of the current bills that have been introduced that relate to firearms: 

2019 Firearms Legislation

HB 2251 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2251

HB 2287 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2287

HB 2291 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2291 

HB 2298  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2289

HB 2479 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2479

HB 2505 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2505

HB 2546 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2546

HB 2705 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2705

HB 2929 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2929 

HB 2950 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2950 

HB 3054 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3054 

HB 3149 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3149  

HB 3151 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3151 

HB 3223  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3223 

HB 3265 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB3265 

SB 5   https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB5

SB 87  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB87

SB 275  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB275

SB 322  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB322

SB 323  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB323

SB 481 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB481

SB 501 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB501

SB 539 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB539

SB 646 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB646 

SB 697 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB697 

SB 781 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB781 

SB 801 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB801 

SB 817  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB817 

SB 925 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB925 

On a Lighter Chord

The best days at the Capitol are when I get to meet with groups from District 15. On Thursday, it was Community College Day and Linn-Benton Community College came to visit my office. The Chamber Choir performed the opening ceremony for the House of Representatives!

Many Representatives came up to me after their performance to extend their appreciation for an incredible performance. I was able to step out of session to speak, along with Sen. Sara Gelser, with the group for a minute and tell them how MUCH they were appreciated.

Here are a few photos from their day at the Capitol:

Sen. Gelser and I with LBCC Chamber Choir
Choir on Floor

Thank you, LBCC for representing District 15 with class and style!

LBCC

I love having special visitors as the Capitol. If you are ever at the Capitol, please email Renée (Renee.Perry@oregonlegislature.gov) to let us know! 

It was 'Meet Your Legislator' day, for the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University, on Friday.

I visited with student and constituent, Erin Bentler. We discussed the challenges students face with occupational therapies in the school systems.

  Erin Bentler
Dru and Matt  

Matt Cook, a farmer from Dever Conner swung by to say hi!

My niece and nephew, Trey and Tayla came by to see me. They came out to my desk on the House floor.

  Trey and Tayla
Sister Katie  

My sister, Katie, also was in Salem this week and stopped by the office!

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-389, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.ShellyBoshartDavis@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/boshartdavis

Dru Draper