From Rep. Ed Diehl’s (R, HD17) newsletter…
“…This bill prohibits the Oregon DEQ from adopting or enforcing rules or standards related to motor vehicle fuels or emissions unless authorized by the Legislative Assembly.”
(This bill is scheduled for a hearing on Wed. Feb 8, at 3pm – send in your testimony before the meeting via this link – you don’t need to be a constituent of Rep. Diehl to submit testimony on this bill)
“Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission recently adopted rules which will require all new cars sold in Oregon to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. As I heard loud and clear in meetings throughout the district, this rule making exceeds the authority of an administrative agency. This is a major new policy that requires representation, deliberation and debate in the Legislative Assembly. I need your help to pass this bill, so register to testify today! Read more below on what testifying is, and how it works.”
Cant make it to Salem to testify? Send in your testimony online here!
“The legislative process works best when citizens actively engage in the process. Don’t let your voice get drowned out by activists and lobbyists that do not represent your interests. If you want change in the state, YOU need to be a part of that change! One think you can do is testify for or against bills as they are presented in committee hearings.
In Oregon, the action on bills is when they are in committee. When a bill gets a hearing, the bill is presented by the sponsors (typically a legislator) and then key supporters are invited to make their case for the bill. Opponents of the bill are sometimes invited to testify. Every bill has an opportunity for public testimony for and against. This can be in person, virtually, or via written testimony.
Due to recent changes, you must register online in advance to provide verbal testimony during a committee meeting. Registration closes one hour before the scheduled start time of the meeting.”
Get all the info here: learn how to get involved.
Date(s) - 02/08/2023
Oregon State Capital