Sen. Chip Shields Pushes a Bill That Could Benefit His Family's Business: Updated

He asked Rep. Lew Frederick to introduce the legislation.


Sen. Chip Shields (D-Portland) is pushing legislation that could directly benefit his family's business—and he’s getting another legislator to do the political work for him. The bill, HB 3052, would mandate that contractors in any publicly funded project—state or local—use biodegradable lubricants. Counting public transportation projects, new construction and maintenance, that could mean ...   More
Thursday, March 12, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rogue of the Week: Sen. Chip Shields

A lawmaker mixes health care for Oregonians and protecting his own wallet.

Rogue of the Week
Oregon legislators convene Feb. 1 in Salem for a one-month session. They’ll deal with education reform, the budget and fundamentally changing the way the state pays for health care. On that la   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Senator: Providence and Other Health Insurers Are Killing Bills to Help Consumers (Updated With Comment From Providence)


 State Sen. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland) is raising the alarm that his bills to bring greater oversight to health-insurance rate increases are in danger of dying in the Joint Ways and Means Committee."They're on life support," Shields says.Sheilds points his finger at lobbyists for the insurance industry, especially Providence Health. Shields says insurers are vehemently opposing ...   More
Friday, May 27, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Cell Phone Labeling Bill Dies in Oregon Legislature

Oregon bill requiring warning labels on cell phones is no more


Two months ago we wrote about a bill in the Oregon Legislature that would require warning labels on all new cell phones sold in the state. For those worried their smart phone’s shining newness might one day be sullied by an ugly warning label, fear not. That measure, Senate Bill 679, is dead. The bill, which would have required labels on cell phones and their packaging warning consumers of the ...   More
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by

Killing All Cop Bills

Who’s stopping police reform in the Capitol?

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State Rep. Lew Frederick entered the 2011 Legislature with a package of bills he hoped would respond to the six officer-involved shootings last year in Portland. Halfway through the session, Frede   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Shields: Health-Insurance Reform Vote Delayed Until Monday


A key committee vote on a slate of proposed reforms to the Oregon Insurance Division's rate-setting procedures has been delayed until Monday, says state Sen. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland).The vote had been expected to take place Wednesday but was put off because of a delay in getting information from the Legislative Fiscal Office, Shields says.The three bills would bring greater oversight ...   More
Thursday, April 7, 2011 by

Fingers Crossed: Oregon Health Insurance Reform Package Headed for Key Vote Today

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Keep your fingers crossed today, as a set of three bills designed to bring greater oversight to health-insurance rate increases are expected to face a crucial vote in an Oregon Senate committee.Sen. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland) says he's optimistic the bills he's pushing will win approval from the Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection.Shields became alarmed ...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by

Legislators and Latino Leaders: Bill to Restore Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants "a Public Safety Issue"

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CAUSA Oregon and the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs are pressing the Legislature to take up a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants access to an Oregon driver's license. The measure, Senate Bill 845, would remove barriers created by the Legislature in 2008 and let undocumented immigrants legally drive and also buy insurance. However, the bill specifies that the licenses will not will ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Community Hearing Tonight to Address Postal Service Woes


State Sen. Chip Shields (D-Portland) will chair a community hearing tonight (Monday, Feb. 21) on issues confronting the U.S. Postal Service, which faces declining revenue and mail volume. The hearing will feature testimony from customers, Postal Service workers and industry experts. Jamie Partridge, a letter carrier for 27 years, says he expects more than 100 people to attend tonight’s ...   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

New Bill Would Require Health Warning Labels on Cell Phones


Thought warning labels were just for cigarettes? Think again. A bill introduced by state Sen. Chip Shields (D-Portland) would require warning labels for all new cell phones and cell phone packaging sold in Oregon. Shields filed the bill on behalf of a constituent, David Morrison, over concerns about possible links connecting mobile phone radiation to brain cancer and other health problems. Morrison, ...   More
Monday, February 7, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON


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