The Oregon House voted for the second time this session Monday to keep the identities of handgun license holders private — forcing another fight with the Senate over records and guns.
Senate Bill 347 started in the upper chamber as a narrow bill to make sure that records of people who seek help at Portland’s Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services are exempt from public records law.
Most domestic violence service centers are run by private nonprofits. The Gateway Center is a private-public partnership, with space donated by Multnomah County and operated by city of Portland employees. Staffers have not kept records of people who seek services, worried that private information could be made public.
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