While the Oregon state legislature fails to act, one county commissioner takes a stand
Efforts to increase the Minimum Legal Sales Age have been in the works for more than two years now in Oregon. While localities are able to increase the MLSA in Oregon, only one has acted to do so thus far in hopes that the state would act. Momentum at the beginning of legislative session was positive. However, as the end of session nears, SB 754 continues to sit in committee without action.
We are thankful for Dr. Meieran’s call to action and are hopeful that this pushes the state toward passing a comprehensive policy. Read more below from the Commissioner’s office.