Taxes & Fees

HB 3357B Raises County Clerks Fees

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Increases fee amount collected by county clerks to $40 for certain real property documents, and exempts fees for certain affordable housing programs.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3245A Streamlines City Comprehensive Plan Changes

VOTE: YES – Governor Signed – Allows city governing body to authorize planning commission or hearings officer to conduct hearings and make decisions on applications for amendments to city comprehensive plan. Authorizes appeal of decision to city governing body.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2269A Modifies Business Fees Subject to Clean Air Act

Governor signed – Adds fee schedule for business subject to federal operating permit program under Title V of federal Clean Air Act and a one-time supplemental fee. Authorizes the state to receive funds according to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement and establishes grants and loans for diesel engine replacement or retrofit (similar to SB 1008).

Energy & Transportation

HB 2020A Re-Defines Oregon’s Energy Policy

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Oregon Global Warming Commission is abolished, creating the Oregon Energy and Climate Board to set policy and renaming the ODOE to Oregon Department of Energy and Climate.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2711A Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Extends moratorium until December 31, 2027, on use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production, excluding coal bed methane extraction wells.