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Business - March 11 2019

ND Senate Approves HB 1400

The NORTH DAKOTA Senate approves HB 1400, which defines what constitutes meat and bars non-meat products from being labeled as meat in any way. It moves to Gov. Doug Burgum (R) for consideration (BISMARCK TRIBUNE).

OR Governor Signs SB 608

OREGON Gov. Kate Brown (D) signs SB 608, which imposes the nation’s first statewide rent control statute. Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, it is illegal for Beaver State landlords to raise rent by more than 7 percent plus inflation each year. The law also limits a landlord’s ability to evict tenants without a reason after they have lived in a property for a year (OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING).

NM House Endorses HB 441

The NEW MEXICO House endorses HB 441, which would bar the state lottery from offering sports wagering. It moves to the Senate (ASSOCIATED PRESS).

MD House Approves HB 166

The MARYLAND House approves HB 166, which would raise the Old Line State minimum wage to $15 by 2025. It is now in the Senate (WASHINGTON POST).