Summary: Establishes annual salary of members of Legislative Assembly equal to annual occupational mean wage estimate for Oregon for prior year. Directs that salary of members of Legislative Assembly be adjusted to conform to annual occupational mean wage estimate only once every two years. Applies cost-of-living adjustment to monthly interim expense allowance received by members. Authorizes child care allowance for members who have children or dependents under 13 years of age. Applies to pay periods beginning on or after January 1, 2023. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Measure History Summary
- 2/1/2022 (Senate) Referred to Rules.
- 2/3/2022 (Senate) Public Hearing held. My testimony.
- 2/22/2022 (Senate) Work Session held.
- 2/24/2022 (Senate) Recommedation: Do pass with amendments and be referred to Ways and Means.
- 2/7/2022 Oregon legislators propose big boost in their pay – and they have community support. By Cole Sinanian and Les Zaitz. Oregon Capital Chronicle.
- 2/8/2022 Editorial: Do Oregon legislators deserve better pay? Bend Bulletin.
- 2/10/2022 Oregon lawmakers may raise their own pay in effort to increase access to elected office. By Julie Sabatier Oregon Public Broadcasting.
- 2/13/2022 Oregon lawmakers may raise their own pay in effort to increase access to elected office. By Julie Sabatier Oregon Public Broadcasting.
- 2/22/2022 We pay for what we get, so pay Oregon lawmakers more with SB 1566. By Michael H. Schill. University of Oregon president and a professor of law. Eugene Register-Guard.
- 2/22/2022 Oregon Senate moves closer to approving big pay increases for legislators. By Julia Shumway. Oregon Capital Chronicle.
- 2/23/2022 Bill That Would Raise Lawmakers’ Pay Would Also Violate Pay Equity Law, Legislative Counsel Says. By Nigel Jaquiss. Willamette Week.
- 2/24/2022 Price tag for increasing Oregon legislator salaries grows bigger. By Julia Shumway. Oregon Capital Chronicle.