Economic Development & Land Use

SB 977A Provisions relating to justice of the peace.

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2006A Funding for housing support services

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov.Brown

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2001A Multi-family housing in lands zoned for single-family dwellings

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Allows multi-family housing in lands zoned for single-family dwellings within urban growth boundary.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 10 Increases urban density requirements

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Establishes permissible density requirements within urban growth boundaries of cities within metropolitan service district or with population more than 10,000.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 281 Labels digital products with warnings of health risks.

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee  
Requires manufactures to label digital products with warnings of any possible health risks.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2796 Allows degraded wetlands be used for housing development

HB 2796 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Requires Department of State Lands to permit housing developments in low impact wetlands

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2468 Limits landowner liability

HB 2468 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee
Protects landowners from personal damage suits filed by users of the private property for certain recreational/outdoor activities

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 379A Prohibits marijuana testing

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee
Prohibits employers from conditioning employment on forbidding use of marijuana or any lawful substance outside of work hours

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1528B Creates Tax Credit for Contributions to Opportunity Grant Fund

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed – Requires federal pass-thru tax credits for business owners be added back on Oregon returns…

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2737A Standards for Small Homes

VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Adopts amendments to state building code to establish specified construction standards for small homes of 400 square feet and eliminates some building code safety standards. Sunsets January 2, 2024.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1040 Join Labor Union as a State Requirement for Employment

SB 1040 VOTE: NO – Signed into Law by Gov Brown
Requires membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment that is allowed under Federal law, using the limited authority reserved to states.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 3A Moratorium on Mining Using Motorized Equipment

SB 3 VOTE: NO – Gov Signed – Implies that the moratorium has been repealed whereas the DEQ has listed all the upper reach streams as “impaired” (303 d) and NO permits will be allowed. There is a 2000% fee increase.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004-A Places Specific Eviction Regulations on Landlords

VOTE: NO – Died in Committee – Establishes more restrictive eviction standards and requirements upon landlords.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004A Tenant Evictions

VOTE: NO – No Senate Vote – Establishes new laws on landlords of how they can evict tenants.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2012A Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

VOTE: YES – Gov signed – Creates the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, in collaboration with Oregon Business Development Department.

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.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 4004 Removes Jason Lee statue from DC

HB 4004 VOTE: NO Died In Committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4004     HB 4004 has passed the committee and is awaiting transfer to the House Desk.  Please contact your Legislators both House and Senate, as bills are moving very fast through committees and to a floor vote. A NO vote is asked to allow for more public…

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HB 4012A Dam removal monitoring projects and funding

VOTE: NO Died In Committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4012 Committee assigned to bill:   HB 4012 has been gut and stuffed. HB4012 A would authorize the issuance of lottery bonds to finance water quality monitoring projects related to removal of dams and establish Water Quality Monitoring Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Personal Choice and…

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SB 1582B Fast Track Housing Program for affordable housing

VOTE: NO Passed   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1582# Committee assigned to bill:   SUMMARY: This bill as amended creates the Local Innovation and Fast Track Housing Program (LIFT) to allow housing to be purchased or rented with state assistance making available needed housing for low-income households. Declares emergency. Personal Choice Increases available housing for low-income households at a large…

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Economic Development & Land Use

HB 4006 Establishes Task Force on Economic Development

VOTE: NO Died In committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4006 Sumary: Establishes Task Force on Economic Development. Sunsets task force on December 31, 2017. Declares emergency, effective on passage Fiscal Responsibility HB 4006  establishes a Task Force on Economic Development.  Government economic development is a welfare scheme used to redistribute public funds to private sector projects.      Local Control HB 4006  eliminates local authority…

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HB 4126 amendments of urban growth boundaries

VOTE: YES Passed   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4126 This bill is a housekeeping bill to create the grandfather provision to allow cities that had initiated their UGB work prior to January 1, 2016 to continue that process under the statutes and administrative rules in effect on June 30, 2013. Fiscal Responsiblity the cost of abiding by regulations is increased…

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SB 1530A Federal agencies to determine, state and federal mining programs can be better coordinated

VOTE: NO Died In Committee   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1530 SB 1530 Requires certain state agencies to consult with certain federal agencies to determine whether state and federal mining programs can be better coordinated. Summary: This bill will further eliminate Oregon's small-scale mining industry and negatively affect the economies of Oregon's rural communities.   Fiscal Responsibility: Increases burdens on state funds…

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Economic Development & Land Use

SB 1548 expedited boundary expansion for housing

VOTE: YES In Committee Upon Adjournment   Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1548# This bill authorizes local governments to expedite expanding urban growth boundary to adjacent land when dedicated to housing resolving a need that meets certain requirements.   Personal Choice Providing housing choices in areas where available housing is less than 6% of what is needed. Landowners must agree 100%…

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Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2653A Establishes beekeeping standards

Establishes standards for those that own or are in charge of five or more colonies of bees located within this state.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2012 Increases Oregon minimum wage

HB 2012 Increases Oregon minimum wage rate in graduated steps to $13.50 per hour by 2017. Amending ORS 653.025.

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HB 3250 carbon cap-and-dividend program

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

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.

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.

Economic Development & Land Use

SB 942A Removes Jason Lee statue

Self explanatory.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 3444, HJM 13, HB 3240 transfer title of federal lands to State of Oregon

These bills promote transferring the title of certain federal public lands back to the State of Oregon.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2054 expands damages arising from interference with forest practices

Increases ability to recover damages from protesters for damages and court costs they cause.

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2004 repeals local minimum wage requirements

Repeals state preemption of charter and statutory authority of local governments to set minimum wage requirements; declares an emergency

Economic Development & Land Use

HB 2082 Imposes carbon tax

Imposes tax on each fuel supplier and utility based on amount of carbon.

Economic Development & Land Use

HJR 11 Raises tax on oil and natural gas

Removes limitation of six percent of market value on rate of taxes imposed on oil or natural gas.

Economic Development & Land Use

HJR 10 Amends Constitution to impose taxes on carbon emissions

Amends the Oregon Constitution allowing Legislative Assembly to impose taxes on carbon emissions for purpose of funding reductions in carbon emissions and carbon fuel use.