Legislative Session

OBI advocates on behalf of a strong and healthy business climate for Oregon. Our government affairs team represents more than 1,600 member businesses each year in Salem on policy issues that impact business and industry and the economic vitality of our state.

Visit this page often for updates and useful resources during each legislative session.

Contact information for state House members can be found here and Senate members here.

Legislative committees and membership


OBI Policy Team

Tax and fiscal policies: Mike Stober 

Education and health care policies: Nathaniel Brown

Employment and retail policies: Paloma Sparks

Environment and energy policies: Sharla Moffett


2019 Oregon Legislative Session

Start date: January 22, 2019.

Lawmakers are slated to consider sweeping changes to Oregon law, including

  • significant tax increases
  • carbon reduction policies
  • employment law changes
  • education investments
  • health care

Capitol Central Newsletter

Useful Resources

OBI 2019 Legislative Priorities 

Corporate Tax Reform Could Boost Education Funding in Oregon

The $22 Billion Question: Understanding PERS


Legislative Work