Oregon lawmakers make Dull and Boring tourism move, advance bill to commemorate mundane names

Lauren Gambino, The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. - Legislative sessions can be dull and boring, but Oregon lawmakers have moved to commemorate the humdrum — even if no one is sure quite how.

Based on their mundane names, the communities of Dull, Scotland, and Boring, Oregon, formed an international partnership last year to build cultural and commercial connections.

Oregon House lawmakers took that a step further Wednesday, voting to make Aug. 9 Boring and Dull Day, putting the name of the U.S. town first despite mild objections from their European counterparts.

The plan, which now heads to the state Senate, is intended to boost tourism.

Republican Rep. Bill Kennener, the proposal's sponsor, announced the bill with a 10-minute speech, but never got around to saying what one might do in observance.

A fellow Republican, Rep. Kevin Cameron, later joked that he spotted an intern falling asleep during the address.


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