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02.15.12 PRIVACY BILL PASSES HOUSE. FLOYD VOWS TO KILL IT. WE SAY “NOT SO FAST FLOYD.”

CHL PRIVACY PASSES HOUSE

HB 4045, a bill to protect the privacy of CHL holders has passed the Oregon House  44-14.

The bill now moves to the Senate where Floyd Prozanski has declared it dead.

Prozanski has claimed that he wanted changes made in the bill or he would not consider it, but, as Representative Jeff Barker pointed out on the House Floor, the changes Prozanski demanded were included in previous versions that Prozanski also killed.

There is one more option to protect the personal, private information of Oregon’s most law-abiding  citizens.  Although Prozanski is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary where this bill will now go, and although he has pronounced that he will not hear it or allow the Senate to vote on it, any Senator can make a motion to withdraw the bill from his committee and bring it to the Senate Floor for a vote.

In 2011, when a similar bill was being held hostage by Prozanski, just such a motion was made by Senate Republicans.

Please contact your Senator and ask that they make this motion. Even if the motion fails, we will once again have a recorded vote that will tell us who supports your rights and who opposes them.

You can contact your Senator using this link.

Be sure to only check the box that says “State Senate.”

We suggest you also send a copy to Senate Republican Leader Senator Ted Ferrioli.

A sample message follows:
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Dear Senator,

The House has passed HB 4045 by a wide margin. This bill protects the privacy of concealed handgun license holders. Once again Senator Floyd Prozanski has announced his intention to kill this important bill.

Regardless of how you feel about this legislation, it deserves a vote. When the bill is assigned to Senate Judiciary, I urge you to move that it be withdrawn from committee and sent to the Senate floor for a vote. Oregonians deserve to know where their representatives stand on this issue.

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