Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek provided a list of policy bill and line-item budget vetoes from the 2023 legislative session. Accompanying this list of vetoes are signing letters for bills passed in the final days of the legislative session.
“I am grateful to the Legislature for advancing hundreds of bills that will improve the everyday lives of Oregonians, and I look forward to the work ahead to ensure effective implementation,” Governor Kotek said. “After a thorough deliberation, including conversations with lawmakers, proponents, my advisors and legal team, I am moving forward on vetoing the list of bills and budget items I provided notice for last week. Additionally, I am sharing several signing letters with legislators and the public that raise specific concerns and affirm my values as we move forward on implementation.”
Following the conclusion of the legislative session, Governor Kotek had 30 business days to consider pending legislation. Friday marked the final day before the deadline. On July 28, pursuant to Article V, section 15b, of the Oregon Constitution, Governor Kotek provided notice to the Legislature of the handful of policy bills and budget items she was considering vetoing. The full list of bills and budget items, including the reason for her decision, can be found here.
The following bills were accompanied by signing letters: HB 2010, HB 2426, HB 2772, HB 3561, HB 5026, SB 80, SB 283, SB 488, SB 1089, SB 1095 (explanation of line-item veto for emergency clause). Additionally, HB 3440 and SB 5535 will become law without the Governor’s signature.
The full list of letters provided to the Legislature on Friday can be found here.
Every bill from the 2023 session that the Governor signed, including accompanying signing letters, can be found here.