Education

SB 556 Prohibits use of expulsion to address truancy.

Vote :NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Disallows expulsion from the public schools for truancy.

Energy & Transportation

HB 3415A 10-Year moratorium on hydraulic-fracturing

This bill replaces HB 3415 to conduct a review of statutes and rules applicable to best practices and standards for hydraulic fracturing reporting recommendations by 9/15/2016.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 202 Establishes Oregon Academy of Sciences

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Establishes Oregon Academy of Sciences as nonprofit corporation to serve as principal source of scientific investigation at request of the Governor and Legislature.

Education

HB 2616 Establishes state apprenticeship education and training fund.

Establishes a State Apprenticeship Education and Training fund to be overseen by the Bureau of Labor and Industry.

Law Enforcement, Military, & Firearms

SB 945 Criminalizes endangering a minor by access to a firearm

Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2092A Zero-Emission-Incentive Fund

Establishes Zero-Emission Incentive Fund used to auction tax credits and give rebates for zero emission vehicles or alternative fuels vehicles.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 3250 carbon cap-and-dividend program

Requires a carbon cap-and-dividend program be adopted.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2718 increases fees for fertilizer products

Increases limit on annual registration fees and inspection fees for fertilizer, agricultural amendment, agricultural mineral and lime products

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 3470A adopts statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits

Requires the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits for years 2020 and 2050 and to adopt interim statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits consistent with 2050 limit every five years.

Energy & Transportation

SB 824A Repowers or retrofits diesel engines

SB824 Requires certain public improvement contracts to contain and reserve one percent of total contract price for performing repowers or retrofits of certain diesel engines used in course of performing contract.

Education

HB 3380 Early learning division to administer preschool program

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Directs the Early Learning Division to administer a preschool program. Prescribes the requirements of program.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 2537 Increases damages for unlawful killing of wildlife.

Indirectly puts every wild animal on the “endangered species” list

Education

SJR 18 New sales tax to fund education support fund.

Proposes a new sales tax to fund an education support fund.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 830A Rules for motorized placer mining

Will limit mining permits only to one type of motorized equipment to the exclusion of other types.

Education

HB 3166 Establishes standards to hire non-licensed persons to teach non-core working skills classes.

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Establishes standards for school districts to hire non-licensed persons with appropriate skills to teach non-core working skills classes.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 942A Removes Jason Lee statue

Self explanatory.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 248 Includes state forester on contracts

Vote:YES – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Authorizes State Forester to enter into and administer contracts for activities necessary or convenient for sales of timber from lands owned or managed by State Board of Forestry or State Forestry Department.

Education

SB 819 Increases amount school districts pay public charter schools.

If this does increase the number of charter schools, it will give more choice and responsibility to parents and students.