Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4040A Removes gray wolves from endangered species list

HB 4040A VOTE: YES Passed   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4040   SUMMARY: Ratifies decision of State Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove Canis lupus from state list of endangered species. Declares emergency. PERSONAL: Collectively known as the gray wolf.  Once could be found throughout the US until federal and state government exterminated them prior to 1930. Canada did their…

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Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1574A Greenhouse gas emissions goals by rule

VOTE: NO Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1574   Heathy Climate Act (SB 1574)    SUMMARY: Repeals greenhouse gas emissions goals and requires EQC to adopt by rule statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal for 2025, and limits for years 2035 and 2050.   This Cap and Invest program would establish a program in which carbon emissions from transportation fuels,…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 1551 Allows hold on firearms purchaser by defined “reporters”

VOTE:NO Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1551 SB 1551 Summary Authorizes specified reporters to make report to Department of State Police Firearms Unit that person is experiencing mental health emergency and is danger to self or others with firearm. Directs department, upon receipt of report, to record temporary firearm purchase hold preventing person from purchasing firearm. Provides civil immunity…

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Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

HB 4147 Denies firearm purchase if background check cannot be completed

VOTE:NO Died In Committee Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4147   Summary Prohibits transfer of firearm by dealer or private party if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm. Limited Government As the Oregon State law now stands, if the State cannot show within one business day that you should NOT be able to…

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