HB 2061 confined animal feeding operations

HB 2061 VOTE: NO
In Committee
Public Hearing 02/12/2019 3:00pm HR D
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2061
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/HAGLU/Overview

Send testimony to the committee: haglu.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

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This bill changes structure and increases application and permit fees for confined animal feeding operations and concentrated animal feeding operations.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Increase in food production costs will either be paid by the producers, who may not be able to remain in business; or by the consumer – raising the cost of living, disproportionally affecting those on limited or fixed incomes.

Fiscal Responsibility
Increases fees (taxes) on agricultural producers over 500% in all categories of operation. This is a huge “cash grab” on OregonAg. Increases NPDES or WPCF permit fees for small confined animal feeding permit from $100 to $500; medium animal from $200 to $1,000; and large animal from $300 to $3,500, maximum $10,000. Authorizes a permit application fee of $75 for small confined animals, $100 for medium animals, $300 large animals not to exceed $15,000. Effective January 1, 2020.

Limited Government
A gross overreach of government. The fee (tax) increases are huge trying to make a crisis out of a bankrupt dairy to justify high permit costs for a false resolution.

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