Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2877 Imposes Tax on Older Vehicles

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Imposes tax on vehicles 20 years old or older of $1000 paid every five years unless the vehicle is registered as an antique.

Salem State Capital

HB 2025 Removes Statue of Jason Lee from DC Statuary

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Replaces the long standing placement of Founding Fathers Jason Lee and John McLoughlin with Oregon politician Mark Hatfield and Womens rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 3226 Forest Management Plans

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee – Puts State Board of Forestry in total control of forests via establishing a criteria for preserving natural resource values on forestland, periodically updating geological numerical criteria, and approving forest management plans for every forest over 5,000 acres that includes harvesting priorities, DEQ requirements, waterway management and preserving of old-growth.

Elections

SB 888/HB 2909 President & VP Candidates to Release Income Tax Return

VOTE:NO – Died in Committee – Requires major candidates for President or Vice President to release their federal income tax return or submit Oregon Government Ethics Commission statement of economic interest in order to appear on primary or general election ballot and voters’ pamphlet.

Taxes & Fees

HB 2859 Property Tax Exemptions Sunset

VOTE: NO, Died in Committee – Creates or adjusts sunset dates on property tax exemptions to expire sooner starting in 2020, and adds a sunset for the majority of property in Oregon, which if not renewed would cause a mass increase in property taxes without a vote of the legislature.