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HB 2537 Increases damages for unlawful killing of wildlife.

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

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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.

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SJM 10 designates National Heritage Area and funds Willamette Falls Locks

Urges Congress to designate Willamette Falls and surrounding communities as National Heritage Area and increases land use bureaucracy and decreases property rights.

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HB 2632 Encourages solar energy production

Self explanatory.

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HB 5003 Establishes fees for nursery and greenhouse growers

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Approves certain new fees adopted by State Department of Agriculture on nursery and greenhouse operations.
These fees will come from rural areas that can’t absorb the expense.

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SB 324 Repeals sunset on low carbon fuel standards.

Vote:NO – Signed into Law by Gov Kitzhaber
Proposes a constitutional amendment to ‘allow’ carbon taxes, and raise the tax on Oil and Natural Gas

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HB 2503 Places authority for ammunition and fishing gear with legislature

Vests sole authority to regulate hunting ammunition and fishing gear with Legislative Assembly with specified exceptions.