Legislation in the 2007 Legislative Session

As your voice in the Oregon House of Representatives, Representative Buckley introduced and successfully passed legislation to:

  • Increase the quality of life for autistic Oregonians and their families (HB 2918)
  • Remove state obstacles to the re-passage of the Ashland Youth Activities Levy (HB 2641)
  • Ensure Oregonians access to prosthetics (HB 2517)
  • Increase voter participation among those without a permanent residence (HB 2762)
  • Increase tax collection from out-of-state debtors (HB 2592)
  • Encourage economic development in the Rogue Valley (HB 3527)
  • Protect the heritage of Southern Oregon (HB 3538)
  • Better Oregon's land-use planning laws (HB 2723)
  • Honor Oregon's only living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (HB 2390)

As Chair of the House Education Committee, Representative Buckley worked on and helped to pass legislation to:

  • Help new teachers succeed (HB 2574)
  • Expand the ASPIRE program (HB 2729, HB 5044)
  • Increase access to higher education (SB 334, HB 5044)
  • Increase school nutrition (HB 2650A)
  • Reduce wasted education funds (SB 384)
  • Reduce textbook costs for Oregon's students (SB 365)
  • Increase the performance of Oregon's education system (HB 3141)
  • Improve school facilities (SB 336, SB 1036)
  • Reduce health insurance costs in the education system (SB 426)
  • Provide civics and financial education to K-12 students (HB 2584)
  • Improve Oregon's education system (SB 318)
  • Provide $39 million for Head Start (HB 5019-5021)
  • Provide $6.245 billion for K-12 education (HB 5019-5021)
  • Provide $511 million for community colleges (HB 5012)
  • Increase funding for Oregon's universities by 22%, including $9 million for regional universities such as SOU (SB 5515)

As a leader in the House Majority Caucus, Representative Buckley worked on and helped to pass legislation to:

  • Extend civil liberties and rights to all Oregonians (SB 2 & HB 2007)
  • Provide Oregonians with better healthcare coverage (SB 365)
  • Provide funding for 100 new OSP officers (SB 5533)
  • Protect consumers from predatory lending (HB 2202-2205)
  • Create a rainy day fund for Oregon (HB 2707)
  • Jumpstart biofuels in Oregon (HB 2210-2212)
  • Create transparency in government (HB 2589)
  • Reduce cigarette-related fires (HB 2163)
  • Extend coverage of contraceptives to all women (HB 2700)
  • Increase transparency in the health insurance industry (HB 2213)
  • Protect the safety of our police, fire, and corrections officials (SB 400)
  • Protect new, working mothers (HB 2372)
  • Expanded affordable prescription drug coverage (SB 362)
  • Eliminate the double-majority requirement (HJR 15)
  • Protect Oregonians from ID theft (SB 583)
  • Move Oregon towards a renewable energy portfolio (SB 838)
  • Update Oregon's Bottle Bill (SB 707)
  • Reduce electronic waste (HB 2626)
  • Cap interest rates for loans at 36% (HB 2871)
  • Fund Connect Oregon II (HB 2278)
  • Protect Oregon's workers from secondhand smoke (SB 571)
  • Protect manufactured home owners (HB 2735)

Legislation in the 2008 Supplemental Session

As House Majority Whip, Representative Buckley worked on and helped to pass legislation to:

  • Improve long-term care for seniors (SB 1061, SB 5555)
  • Protect Oregon's children (HB 3631, SB 5556, SB 1066)
  • Provide assistance to families facing foreclosure (HB 3630, SB 1064)
  • Aid victims of disasters (HB 3605, HB 3606, SB 5556)
  • Improve public safety (SB 1087, SB 5555, SB 5556)
  • Make smart investments in business, housing, and education (HB 3619, SB5555, SB 5556)
  • Help Oregon's family farmers (HB 3618, SB 1067, HB 3601)
  • Improve government accountability (SB 1099)

To read the full text of legislation from the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions, as well as from previous sessions, please visit the website of the Oregon State Legislature.