Archive for: SB 786

Northwest Religious Liberty Association Honors Oregon Speaker Dave Hunt

Representative Dave Hunt, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, was awarded by the Northwest Religious Liberty Association (NRLA) at the Oregon Conference Campmeeting in Gladstone on July 17, 2009 for his legislative sponsorship of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act, Senate Bill 786 (SB 786) which was signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski.  There were 2,056 people in attendance.

 
 

Governor signs Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Governor signs Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Northwest Religious Liberty Association Press Release – July 21, 2009 The Stage Was Set On a sweltering Friday summer evening, and just two minutes prior to going on stage before approximately 2,000 Seventh-day Adventist Christians at the Gladstone, Oregon Campmeeting, the Honorable Representative Dave Hunt (D), Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Oregon Legislature, informed the president and staff […]

 
 

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signs the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Breaking News:  We have received word that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has signed the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786). SB 786 requires employers to make credible attempts to accommodate religious holy day observance and religious dress. Prior to SB 786, employers in Oregon could make only the bare minimum effort to meet accommodation requirements. This bill will be […]

 
 

Oregon House of Representatives passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Oregon House of Representatives passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act

SB 786 has passed both houses of the legislature and is now on the Governor's Desk.

 
 

Oregon Senate Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act

WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PASSES OREGON STATE SENATE! Tuesday,  May 5, 2009 at the Oregon Legislature, with the leadership of Senator David Nelson (R-Pendleton District) and the bipartisan support of Republicans and Democrats, we finally realized the fruits of our labor in the Senate passage of our Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act, SB 786-A (see attached). The vote was 19-11. It is […]

 
 

Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act

SALEM, OREGON –  On April 9, 2009, the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786).  House Speaker Dave Hunt, Bureau of Labor and Industry director Brad Avakian, and Senator David Nelson led the testimony in favor of the bill followed by Northwest Religious Liberty Association president Gregory Hamilton, attorney Michael D. Peabody, […]

 
 

Testimony of Gregory Hamilton in support of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786)

Testimony of Gregory Hamilton in support of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786)

April 9, 2009   Senator Floyd Prozanski, Chair Senate Judiciary Committee Oregon State Legislature 900 Court Street NE S-417 Salem, Oregon 97301 RE: SB 786 – Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act Mr. Chairman and Committee Members: The Northwest Religious Liberty Association (NRLA) represents the constitutional and workplace discrimination concerns of all people of faith in the states of Alaska, Idaho, […]

 
 

Testimony of Michael Peabody in favor of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786)

Testimony of Michael Peabody in favor of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SB 786)

April 9, 2009 Senate Judiciary Committee Oregon State Legislature Salem, Oregon     RE:          SB 786 – Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (SUPPORT)   Mr. Chairman and Members, Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act.  As an attorney I have had the privilege of representing employees in several […]