SB 1546 Elliott State Research Forest

Signed into law by Gov Brown on 3-24-22 This bill establishes the Elliott State Research Forest, but is not about creating a sustainable forest for cutting and selling timber for the common school fund. It is more boondoggles for inclusive public processes and equity and to create an enduring, world-class research forest. Personal Choice and Responsibility The Elliot and Common…

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SB 590 Organizes a Rangeland Protection Association & provided Fire Protection for Croplands

VOTE: YES
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

HB 2357 Prohibits OFRI from educating public

HB 2357 VOTE: NO Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2357 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SFR/Overview This bill puts Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) under magnifying glass recording all interactions with elected officials, boards and commissions, and agencies reporting to the Governor. Establishes Sound Forestry Practices Subaccount and the Family Forestlands Subaccount. Transfers authority to set privilege…

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HB 2632 Reinstates tax credit for reforestation

HB 2632 VOTE: YES Died In Committee on 06/26/2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2632 Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HREV/Overview This bill reinstates tax credit for reforestation. Fiscal Responsibility A tax credit is allowed with a preliminary certificate is issued before December 31, 2027. Local Control Adds jobs to rural areas, and small trees absorb more carbon to grow, helping the…

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HB 2782 Reinstates tax credit for reforestation

VOTE: YES
Died In Committee

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HB 2598 Imposes severance tax on all timber harvested

VOTE: NO
Died In Committee