Here is the response I received from Cooper Warner, a legislative assistant to Ken Helm, my representative in the Oregon State Legislature.
Homelessness is an increasing problem in this state and both Representative Helm and I firmly believe no individual should be criminalized for lacking a basic life necessity: shelter.
As you probably know by now, the Right to Rest Act bill, HB 2215, was never scheduled for a public hearing and thus will not be moving on in the legislative process. Although this certainly is a disappointment, do not lose hope! Sometimes it is the case that bills need two or more tries to become law.
Please be in touch if you have further questions or comments about this issue or anything else!
Office of Representative Ken Helm
Oregon State Legislature, District 34