Senator Suzanne Bonamici
D-NW Portland/Beaverton
District 17

I’m honored to represent Senate District 17—NW Portland and parts of Beaverton and unincorporated Washington County—in the Oregon Senate. On my website, you’ll find information about my work at the Capitol and some useful links to state and local government agencies.

For the 2011 Legislative Session, I have the honor of chairing the Senate Committee on Redistricting. Initially, the committee will meet once a week on Wednesday afternoons to take testimony from technical experts and the public. In addition, committee members will be traveling the state and using videoconferencing technology to gather information from citizens, local elected officials, and community leaders on how best to draw legislative and congressional district boundaries.

The Senate President has also assigned me to the following three committees: (1) General Government, Consumer & Small Business Protection; (2) Education & Workforce Development; and (3) Judiciary. These assignments will allow me to continue my important efforts on strengthening protections for Oregon consumers, improving schools at the pre-kindergarten through college levels, and ensuring public safety and justice.

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Most importantly, I am here to represent my district. Please send me your ideas and questions. Feedback from constituents like you is vital to my ability to effectively do my job representing you in Salem. Many of the laws and budgets we pass are directly influenced by suggestions from my constituents. Please continue to call, e-mail, write, and attend my Town Hall Meetings.

If you need help or information, you may also contact my Legislative Assistant, Kristie Perry, or Policy Advisor, Lesley Durmann.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Senate Bill 484

Sponsored by Senator BONAMICI (Presession filed.)


The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced.

Requires notice of sale in trust deed foreclosure to include documentation that establishes beneficiary or beneficiary’s agent as real party in interest with respect to loan to be foreclosed. Requires documentation to consist of true copy of original debt instrument and evidence of chain of title from date of original loan to date of notice of sale.

Declares emergency, effective on passage.


Relating to documentation requirements for foreclosures; creating new provisions; amending ORS 86.745 and 86.750; and declaring an emergency.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

SECTION 1. ORS 86.745, as amended by sections 1 and 2, chapter 28, Oregon Laws 2010, is amended to read:

86.745. The notice of sale shall:

(1) List the names of the grantor, trustee and beneficiary in the trust deed, and the mailing address of the trustee.
(2) Describe the property the trust deed covers.
(3) Identify the book and page of the mortgage records that record the trust deed.
(4) Include documentation as an attachment that establishes that the beneficiary or the beneficiary’s agent is the real party in interest with respect to the loan. The documentation must consist of:

(a) A true copy of the original debt instrument that is the basis for the claimed right to foreclose the residential trust deed; and

(b) Evidence of the chain of title, including conveyances, endorsements and assignments of the residential trust deed, note and security instrument, from the date of the original loan on which the beneficiary seeks to foreclose to the date of the notice of sale.

Full text of bill below…



Oregon SB484 – The MERS Bill to Protect Homeowners
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