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Quorum Eludes House for Redistricting Session
This is dangerously close to the Monday, September 27 deadline

Representative Paul Evans attempted to gavel the Oregon House of Representatives into session this morning at 9:00am but the other 59 members were excused, so a quorum could not be met and the chamber was adjourned until 9:00am, Saturday, September 25th.

This is dangerously close to the Monday, September 27 deadline by which a redistricting plan must be passed or it moves to the Secretary of State's office under Shemia Fagan.

House Speaker Tina Kotek has released a statement that an individual who was present at the Capitol tested positive for COVID-19.

The statement says, "The individual who tested positive was last in the building Monday, September 20, 2021. Close contacts of this person have already been notified individually. The Speaker’s office is working with the Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority to make sure testing is available to the individuals who were close contacts.

The House recognizes that this special session is being conducted during a global pandemic. Building procedures have been modified in adherence to OSHA rules and OHA guidance. It is the Speaker’s goal, as always, to preserve health and safety while continuing to fulfill the Legislature’s constitutional duty of redistricting.

The priority for the session continues to be keeping people safe and doing the people’s work.

--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2021-09-22 09:03:27Last Update: 2021-09-22 09:13:36

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