Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1536 Wildfire Protection Plan

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee. Requires electric companies to operate in compliance with risk-based wildfire protection plan.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4075 Prohibits Coyote Hunting Contests

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee. Prohibits coyote hunting contests protecting a predator that is over-populated.

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

SB 1512 Transfer of Forest Lands

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Requires State Board of Forestry to identify acquired lands that have limited revenue-generation potential or have high-value recreational or conservation benefits and allows transfer to another state or federal agency, local government, or tribe with county approval.

Taxes & Fees

SB 1530A, HB 4167, HB 4159 “Cap & Trade”

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee for lack of quorum. Requires large polluters to purchase permits for their greenhouse gas emissions with availability of permits declining over time, supposedly leading to a reduction in emissions.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1578 Refunds under Cap and Trade

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Refunds to some low income drivers and subsidizes off road diesel users in agriculture and logging from the devastating economic effects of SB 1530 (cap and trade).

Agraculture, Environment, & Natural Resources

HB 4109 Prohibits Aerial Spraying

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee. Prohibits aerial pesticide applicator from spraying or otherwise applying by aircraft pesticide product containing chlorpyrifos.

Energy & Transportation

HB 4067 Inequities in Energy Rates

VOTE: NO – Passed Committee, At Desk upon adjournment.  Authorizes PUC to consider differential energy burden and other inequities of affordability in rates.

Taxes & Fees

SB 1504 Spending Greenhouse Gas Emission Taxes

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Directs DEQ to study potential uses of government revenue from program for placing price on greenhouse gas emissions.

Taxes & Fees

HJR 203 Approves Real Estate Transfer Taxes

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Amends the constitution to approve real estate transfer taxes, exempting the first $500K, and will use the revenue to fund “affordable” housing.

Taxes & Fees

HB 4154 Exempts Agriculture From Gross Receipts Tax

VOTE:YES – Died in Committee. Exempts receipts from sales of agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, viticultural or food products from commercial activity subject to corporate activity tax.

Salem State Capital

SJR 201 simple majority for quorum

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee. Amends Oregon Constitution to a majority of each house of Legislative Assembly needed to be in attendance for quorum necessary for a house to conduct business. Sends it to the voters.