HB 2250A Sets minimum on environmental laws

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed

Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2250

A direct attack against President Trump deregulating unlawful Executive Orders and EPA Rules. It will prohibit Oregon from benefiting from those deregulations.

This bill allows environmental agencies law making authority if federal environment laws reduce their impact below the January 19, 2017, laws set as a baseline standard that may circumvent legislative and public input.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Authorizing agencies to make law preventing public input into the law making process. It hides the process of making laws from the public in rules that aren’t as visible as a legislative bill.

Fiscal Responsibility
It undetermines the impact of reduced federal regulations that would produce savings for individuals and the state.

Limited Government
It is unconstitutional for legislature to abrogate its law making powers. Rulemaking authority is based on existing law giving it authority. Section 5 authorizes rulemaking without the proper base law providing rulemaking authority.

Free Markets
Free markets are restricted from keeping pace nationwide, thus passing higher cost to Oregon consumers.


  1. arden ray says:

    Do not allow environmental agencies the power to make any laws, especially those which are out of compliance with federal law.

  2. David T Eckhardt says:

    It’s unthinkable for the legislature to give the authority to unelected, unaccountable, bureaucrats who in all reality will probably be of the environmental wacko persuasion. However, it does not surprise me that the most corrupt administration since John Kitzhaber under who she mentored, is giving rise to such ridiculous proposals.

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