Hearing on Second Oregon Anti-nudity bill – April 1 – please contact the House Judiciary committee ASAP

*From Mike Parker, AANR-NW GAT Chair (**GAT@aanr-nw.org* * ):*

*On Friday, April 1, (not an April Fools joke!!!) the Oregon House Judiciary committee will hold a hearing at 1:00 p.m. in room 343 of the state capitol on HJR 35 (see bill wording and legislative contact info below). This is the bill placing wording from the U.S. Constitution into the Oregon one and removing the existing free speech/free expression section. This one was sponsored by the entire Judiciary committee. *

*While this is supposedly aimed at regulating strip clubs and other enterprises utilizing mostly female nudity, it could allow local governments of any type to limit, curtail or totally eliminate nude usage of the state legal nude beaches, hot springs, nudist clubs and other venues which nudists and naturists choose to use.*

*We need those opposing this bill who can attend the hearing to do so. We are not asking for a demonstration, just a courteous, large presence against the bill. If you have a “Nudist and I Vote” pin or such, so much the better. I encourage those adept at public speaking to sign up to testify and make a point why they prefer Oregon’s original language in this Article. *

*Please contact the committee members immediately via e-mail to register your coments on this bill. Be courteous! If you live out of Oregon, you can still explain why you visit the state for its clothes-free opportunities.*

*Here is the text of the bill: *

*House Joint Resolution 35*

*Sponsored by COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY*

*SUMMARY*

*Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to replace existing freedom of expression provisions with language modeled after freedom of speech and freedom of press provisions of First Amendment to United States Constitution.*

*Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.*

*JOINT RESOLUTION*

*Be It Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon:*

*PARAGRAPH 1.* * Section 8, Article I of the Constitution of the State of Oregon, is amended to read:*

*Sec. 8.* * THIS WOULD BE REMOVED[No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever; but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right.-] THIS WOULD BE SUBSTITUTED **The Legislative Assembly shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. The people, in the exercise of the initiative power reserved to them under section 1 of Article IV of this Constitution, shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.*

*PARAGRAPH 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next regular general election held throughout this state.* House Judiciary Committee Contact Information: Representative Jeff Barker ** *Party: *D* District: *28 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1428 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-491, Salem, OR, 97301 *Email: *rep.jeffbarker@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/barker ** Representative Wayne Krieger ** *Party: *R* District: *1 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1401 *District Phone: *541-247-7990 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-381, Salem, OR, 97301 *District Office Address: *95702 Skyview Ranch Road, Gold Beach, OR, 97444 *Email: *rep.waynekrieger@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/krieger **

Representative Chris Garrett ** *Party: *D* District: *38 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1438 *District Phone: *503-210-2474 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-377, Salem, OR, 97301 *District Office Address: *PO Box 132, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 *Email: *rep.chrisgarrett@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/garrett ** Representative Wally Hicks *Party: *R* District: *3 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1403 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-490, Salem, OR, 97301 *Email: *rep.wallyhicks@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/hicks ** Representative Mary Nolan *Party: *D* District: *36 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1436 *Interim Phone: *503-221-4999 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-493, Salem, OR, 97301 *Interim Address: *P.O. Box 1686, Portland, OR, 97207 *Email: *rep.marynolan@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/nolan Representative Andy Olson *Party: *R* District: *15 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1415 *District Phone: *541-967-6576 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-478, Salem, OR, 97301 *District Office Address: *PO Box 891, Albany, OR, 97321 *Email: *rep.andyolson@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/olson ** Representative Mike Schaufler *Party: *D* District: *48 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1448 *District Phone: *503-760-4446 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-382, Salem, OR, 97301 *District Office Address: *12910 SE Ridgecrest Road, Happy Valley, OR, 97086 *Email: *rep.mikeschaufler@state.or.us *Interim Email:* mikeschaufler@comcast.net *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/schaufler ** Representative Carolyn Tomei ** *Party: *D* District: *41 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1441 *District Phone: *503-653-5180 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-279, Salem, OR, 97301 *District Office Address: *PO Box 22147, Milwaukie, OR, 97269 *Email: *rep.carolyntomei@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/tomei ** Representative Matt Wand ** *Party: *R* District: *49 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1449 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-378, Salem, OR, 97301 *Email: *rep.mattwand@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/wand ** Representative Gene Whisnant ** *Party: *R* District: *53 *Capitol Phone: *503-986-1453 *Capitol Address: *900 Court St NE, H-471, Salem, OR, 97301 *Email: *rep.genewhisnant@state.or.us *Website: *http://www.leg.state.or.us/whisnant

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