House Representatives David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford), E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) and Mike Nearman (R-Indepdence) have filed a petition that would force a statewide vote to repeal SB 554.

Proponents have until September 25, 2021 to gather the required 74,680 signatures equal to 4% of the votes cast for governor in 2018). Once the signatures are gather, the Oregon Secretary of State, Shemia Fagan, will have 30 days to verify the signatures. If the signatures are verified, the law will be suspended until after the November 2022 general election. In this case, a yes vote would uphold the law enacted by SB 554 and a no vote would throw it out.

Oregonians have a history of both upholding and throwing laws out enacted by the legislature over the years. Most recently in 2014, voters overturned a bill that allowed drivers licenses to be issued to people who could not prove legal residency in the US.