Legislative Update for Oregon Landlords – Passing of Senate Bill 970

June 21, 2019

On June 6, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 970. This Bill added new language to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 90.303 as it relates to the criteria landlords may use to screen for criminal convictions of applicants for residency. Specifically, landlords may continue to screen for all prior drug-related crimes except for convictions based solely on the use or possession of marijuana. Read full summary provided by Greenspoon Marder, LLP – Senate Bill 970.