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Tobacco-Free State Properties

Governor Kitzhaber signed an Executive Order in September 2012 that requires state-owned buildings and properties to  become tobacco free. This Executive Order prohibits the use of all  tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) inside state agency buildings and on state agency grounds. This order  applies to all employees, volunteers, and visitors. DOC must become tobacco … Continue reading

2013 State of Oregon Legislative Update

     In the Spring 2013 Oregon CURE newsletter, we outlined several bills that we were keeping an eye on, one of which is SB 463. Senate Bill (SB) 463 would require, upon request of a legislator, a racial impact statement  on proposed child welfare and sentencing legislation.  A racial impact  statement will allow legislators to … Continue reading