Legislative Alert: S.B. 554

Senate Bill 554, a bill banning concealed carry in the Oregon Capitol and other state buildings, passed in the Senate and is now awaiting passage in the House. If signed into law, this legislation would raise the cost of obtaining or renewing a concealed handgun license in addition to allowing local governments the choice to ban firearms carried by those with a concealed handgun license in public buildings.

A public hearing is scheduled for April 21st, which means that now through 1:00 PM on April 22nd, you can submit written testimony on this bill. This is a simple and quick way to let the representatives on the Rules Committee know where you stand on this issue.

For details on SB 554 and to read the bill’s text, click on this link: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/…/Measures/Overview/SB554

To submit testimony, go to this link: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HRULES

  • Next, choose the meeting date: April 21st at 1:00 PM.
  • You will then click on SB 554
  • From there, you can fill out the form with your information and either write a letter or attach a PDF document

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