Protecting the Environment
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All Related Legislation
HB4123: Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB2516: Allows moneys in Watershed Conservation Operating Fund and Watershed Conservation Grant Fund to be used for educating elementary school students concerning protection and restoration of native fish or wildlife habitats, watersheds or ecosystems.
HB3036: Directs State Department of Energy to conduct study of renewable thermal energy and renewable gas.
HB3039: Requires contracting agency to give preference to bidder or proposer that releases smaller total amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane and ozone during or as result of manufacturing, transporting and disposing of goods or while providing services that are subject of procurement.
HB3140: Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules requiring hospitals and freestanding birthing centers, depending on number of live births performed at hospital or freestanding birth center each year, to screen infants for controlled substances or notify parents or legal guardians of importance of screening infants for controlled substances.
HB3162 C: Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB3364 Enrolled: Requires appointment of State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator.
SB0438: Requires manufacturer of product that is alternative to product containing hazardous substance banned in this state to submit, before introducing alternative product into state commerce, assessment of alternative to hazardous substance to Oregon Health Authority.
SB1569 A: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products.
HB2931: Directs Oregon Health Authority to disseminate to school districts information related to elevated levels of radon.
HB2979: Funds free, or reduced-fare, transit passes for students attending public secondary schools and increased transit service in vicinity of public secondary schools.
HB3102: Prohibits use of studded tires.
HB3473: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products and to periodically review and revise list.
SB0478 Enrolled: Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products and to periodically review and revise list.
SB0705 Enrolled: Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules requiring accredited inspector to perform asbestos survey for purpose of determining whether asbestos-containing materials are present at residence or residential building before demolition.
HB2669: Modifies requirements for local community right to know regulatory programs for toxic substances and harmful substances.
HB2725 A: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Environmental Quality for supporting community efforts to improve economic development and public health by reducing emissions from solid fuel burning devices that burn wood.
HB2748 Enrolled: Modifies sources of moneys deposited in Residential Solid Fuel Heating Air Quality Improvement Fund.
HB2913: Imposes fee on retail sale of studded tires and on installation of studs in tires.
HB3103: Directs Department of Education to review scientific studies on potential health risks associated with repeated exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless computer network technology and wireless communication devices.
HB3105 A: Establishes product stewardship program for household hazardous waste.
SB0886: Requires Department of Education, in consultation with Oregon Health Authority, to disseminate information, processes and model plans regarding school testing for elevated levels of toxics.
SB1047: Requires Department of Education to develop model plan for conducting tests for certain environmental hazards in facilities owned or leased by school districts or public charter schools where students or staff are present on regular basis and for reporting test results.
SB1062 Enrolled: Requires school districts, education service districts and public charter schools to adopt Healthy and Safe Schools Plan to address environmental conditions in facilities owned or leased by districts or schools where students or staff are present on regular basis.
HB2663: Requires Department of Consumer and Business Services to review state building code for purpose of identifying provisions that unnecessarily prohibit, restrict or create disincentives for conversion of single-family dwellings into structures with two to four dwelling units designed primarily for permanent occupancy.
HB2670: Prohibits restaurant from providing single-use plastic straw to consumer unless consumer requests straw.
HB2772 A: Establishes product stewardship program for household hazardous waste.
HB2816 A: Requires Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee to make available to public specified meeting materials and provide opportunities for public comment on biennial report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly.
HB2846: Directs Director of Transportation to require each region described in Act to conduct jurisdictional transfer evaluation and present report on evaluations to Joint Committee on Transportation no later than September 15, 2020.
HB3058 A: Requires State Department of Agriculture to review current scientific data regarding safety of pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos.
HB3182 A: Requires permit for construction, installation or operation of onsite nonpotable water system.
HB3350: Prohibits sale or use of two-cycle gasoline-powered leaf blowers.
HB3351: Increases civil penalty for violations of fireworks laws to be minimum of $500 and maximum of $5,000.
HB3352: Directs Department of Education to prepare and make available statement that discloses potential health risks of wireless network technology.
HB3355: Removes limit on number of chemicals Oregon Health Authority may include on list of high priority chemicals of concern in children's products.
HB3396: Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt standards for testing radon levels in new public buildings and certain new residential buildings.
SB0853: Prohibits sale, purchase or use of pesticide chlorpyrifos.
SJM0005 Enrolled: Urges Congress to lead global effort to reduce threat of nuclear war.
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Oregon Legislature adjourns 2012 session with final flurry of agreements (The Oregonian, 3/6/2012)
Planting trees in memory of Gail Achterman (The Oregonian, 4/1/2012)
Bipartisan Bill Could Take Toxic Toys off the Market (The Lund Report, 3/13/2013)
Green Living: Toxic Kids' Products (KATU, 3/17/2013)
Bill that Aims to Cut Pesticide use by Oregon State Agencies Gains Support (The Oregonian, 4/3/2013)
House Passes State Agency IPM Bill (Capital Press, 4/26/2013)
Integrated Pest Management Committee Closer to Reality (Capital Press, 5/16/2013)
House Votes to Protect Kids, Environment From Toxic Chemicals (The Lund Report, 6/18/2013)
Oregon House Votes to Phase out Potentially Toxic Chemicals in some Children's Products (The Oregonian, 6/18/2013)
Bill Banning Toxic Chemicals in Toys Dies in Senate (The Lund Report, 7/30/2013)
Toxic Toys Bill Likely to Make a Comeback (The Lund Report, 8/30/2013)
Alissa Keny-Guyer Takes Toxics Fight to Washington (The Lund Report, 11/12/2013)
Keny-Guyer Hopes to Create Pilot Program to Refurbish Used Medical Equipment (The Lund Report, 1/22/2014)
Lobbying on track to sideline Oregon attempt to phase out chemicals in children's products (The Oregonian, 2/4/2014)
Bill would require testing for radon at school sites (The Statesman Journal, 2/6/2014)
Medical Equipment Exchange Bill Passes House (The Lund Report, 3/4/2014)
States target toxic chemicals as Washington fails to act (The Center for Public Integrity, 4/2/2014)
Bill would regulate toxins in children's products (The Statesman Journal, 3/2/2015)
Keny-Guyer Hoping Fourth Time a Charm for Toxic-Free Kids Act (The Lund Report, 3/3/2015)
Legislators debate studded tires (Ontario Argus Observer, 3/22/2015)
Burn Notice: Backlash Against a Portland Crematory Could Spark Statewide Change (The Portland Mercury, 3/25/2015)
New bill aimed at regulating crematoriums (KOIN 6, 3/29/2015)
Keny-Guyer Wins Resounding Approval for Radon Testing in Schools (The Lund Report, 7/2/2015)
Oregon Passes Historic Toxics Protections (Oregon Environmental Council, 7/3/2015)
Oregonian misses mark on Toxic Free Kids Act (The Oregonian, 7/3/2015)
Toxic Free Kids Act heads to governor (The Statesman Journal, 7/3/2015)
Toxic Free Kids Act a Starting Line for Public Health (The Lund Report, 8/4/2015)
Your Voice, Your Vote': Panel of experts discusses toxic air regulations (KATU, 2/28/2016)
Lawmakers must protect kids from lead in schools (The Oregonian, 6/20/2016)
Radio Interview (XRAY FM, 4/26/2017)
Legislators Celebrate Achievements, Fret About Big Money’s Influence (The Lund Report, 7/12/2017)
2017 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature (OLCV, 10/4/2017)
Citizens, industry at odds over new air toxic rules (Portland Tribune, 12/5/2017)
Proposed bill would stiffen firework penalties - and reward tipsters (The Bend Bulletin, 3/4/2019)
VIEWPOINTS: Oregon Environmental Council: It’s time to pass this - Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship (The Chronicle Online, 3/9/2019)
Advocates, legislators vent frustration at Capitol rally for carbon cap-and-trade bill (The Statesman Journal, 6/25/2019)
What Oregon's 11 Runaway Senators Tell Us About Leaders' Climate Obligations (Forbes, 6/28/2019)
A Coalition to Save the World (The Nation, 10/2/2019)
From guns to wildfires, legislators heading to Salem soon to push changes (Salem Reporter, 1/22/2020)
Legislators could tackle guns, wildfires and homelessness (The Daily Astorian, 1/31/2020)
Oregon’s young climate activists recount ‘powerful’ experience lobbying for cap-and-trade (The Oregonian, 2/19/2020)
Oregon legislative limbo lingers, threatening bills of both parties (KTVZ, 2/26/2020)
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