SALEM, Ore. -- Friday was a key day in the Oregon legislature, with any bill not scheduled to have a work session now considered to be dead for the session, as the Oregonian first reported.
Among them were a mix of gun control bills brought forward by student activists and the faith group Lift Every Voice though an omnibus senate bill may still resurrect some restrictions favored by them.
Others gained high public notice through media coverage that advanced into social media interaction with readers and viewers.
Gov. Kate Brown, Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek can still revive these bills.
Money measures are exempt from the Friday deadline, the Oregonian reports.
And they could still suddenly reappear in the give-and-take moves of the second half of the 2019 session, with the Democrats holding a super majority lock in the House and Senate.
Plus there is the classic ploy as the session nears its end of the "gut and stuff" where a bill unrelated to a measure under consideration is added to it regardless.
The nearly dead bills:
Senate Bill 501: This bill laid down the strictest gun control moves. It limited magazines to five rounds, ammo purchases to 30 rounds a month and tightened background checks. It also required safer gun storage.
House Bill 2251: Introduced at the behest of the governor, it limited assault rifles purchased to those age 21 and over, restricted gun access to minors, and stiffened access to guns for people convicted of domestic violence.
Senate Bill 87: Ammunition purchases at gun shows would be limited to those 21 and over.
Also not making the cut were bills to create a voluntary "do not sell" secure database to alert sellers to purchasers with mental health alerts; one to allow reciprocal agreements with other states' concealed weapon permits; and one that allowed gun safety classes on campus.
Several gun measures are still alive.
House Bill 2505: This bill requires firearms to have trigger or cable locks and be stored in a secured container.
House Bill 2013: This adds more specificity to a 2015 law that restricted access to firearms to those convicted of domestic violence.
Senate Bill 979: On its surface, the bill directs the Oregon State Police would be required to conduct a study on the reporting of unlawful firearms transfers and report back to the legislative committee by Sept. 15, 2020. The omnibus bill also addresses a retailers discretion in what they can sell, a requirement FOR safe storage, increasing background checks and outlawing untraceable 'ghost guns.'
Here are other high profile bills that appear dead:
Senate Bill 7: It lowers the blood-alcohol reading from .08 to .05 to constitute drunk driving.
House Bill 2758: Violators who pretended an animal was an assistance animal would be fined $1,000.
Senate Bill 822: This bill called for mandatory free condom availability in public high schools.
House Bill 2683: This would have prevented landlords from charging an additional fee or rent for tenants with pets.