Dear Rep. Hunt:
http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2600.dir/hb2602.intro.html is bad law, and I hope you will oppose it.
http://www.blueoregon.com/2011/02/bikeshoes suggested Rep. Schaufler be asked to participate in a 'drive-off' to demonstrate the harmlessness of driving with a Bluetooth earset or Walkman headphones. Not a bad idea, but I don't need that to know cyclists are *very* aware of our environment even with audio devices. However, you and I have both observed many folks driving cars who are unobservant due to stereo systems, as we don't ban those.
Oak Grove and Gladstone are pleasant places to live, in no small part due to the lack of excessive and intrusive silly ideas. Let's leave this one at the curb.