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Deckert brings Senate committee to Beaverton for hearing

Handful of bills on school issues will be discussed at high school

State Sen. Ryan Deckert will bring his legislative committee to Beaverton next week to discuss a handful of bills that could aid local school districts.

Deckert, a Beaverton Democrat representing Senate District 14, is chairman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee.

On March 2, the committee will host a hearing from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaverton High School's library, 13000 S.W. Second St.

Deckert's agenda includes discussions of three measures, Senate Bill 366, SB 45 and SB 444.

SB 366 allows school districts to establish an impact fee for lots or parcels to fund new school construction and improvements to district buildings.

SB 45 allows system development fees to be used by school districts for construction and improvements. It also limits the amount of funds that can be used for schools, local governments and park districts. Oregon doesn't allow these types of fees to be used for schools.

SB 444 governs product liability civil actions.