+ − Legislators (9) OR - Representative Brad Witt (D) Title: Chair OR - Representative Sal Esquivel (R) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative Caddy McKeown (D) Title: Vice-chair OR - Representative Brian Clem (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Wayne Krieger (R) Title: Member OR - Representative Jeff Reardon (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Jim Thompson (R) Title: Member OR - Representative Ben Unger (D) Title: Member OR - Representative Gail Whitsett (R) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (56) OR - HB2025 Establishes economic damages liability of owner or possessor of bison running at large or of person allowing bison to run at large. OR - HB2027 Extends sunset on landowner preference tags program. OR - HB2233 Modifies laws governing seizure of abandoned vessels. OR - HB2031 Designates Department of State Lands as state agency that acts for state in transactions concerning mineral and geothermal resource rights in low-potential resource real property. OR - HB2032 Sets forth requirements for payments for off-site compensatory mitigation to Oregon Removal-Fill Mitigation Fund. OR - HB2039 Creates and modifies provisions related to regulation of outfitting and guiding services. OR - HB2050 Changes permissible uses of moneys in Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund. OR - HB2244 Repeals certain statutes regarding State Department of Agriculture inspection of grain at warehouse and repeals statutes regarding department inspection of grain and other commodities at transit points selected by department. OR - HB2427 Defines Willamette Valley Protected District. OR - HB2245 Eliminates permit requirement for transporting unlabeled onions 50 or more miles. OR - HB2319 Allows State Department of Agriculture to impose appropriate precautions and safeguards on growing of agricultural and horticultural commodities to prevent spreading of genetically engineered material to nearby property used for farming practices. OR - HB2396 Adds large woody debris to definition of "material" for purposes of removal-fill provisions. OR - HB2390 Extends sunset on provisions that allow State Department of Fish and Wildlife to appoint person to act as agent for purpose of using one or more dogs to hunt or pursue black bear or cougar. OR - HB2700 Directs Oregon Business Development Department, in consultation with State Department of Agriculture and potential lenders, to create Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program to facilitate making loans to beginning farmers to finance acquisition of approved agricultural projects. OR - HB2246 Repeals laws regarding inspection of prune packers and grading of prunes. OR - HB2247 Repeals statutes regarding Gorse Control Account. OR - HB2248 Expands certain statutes related to mineral resources to encompass additional types of mining. OR - HB2249 Establishes Willamette River Basin Bonneville Power Administration Stewardship Fund. OR - HB2252 Allows State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule to establish multiyear licenses. OR - HB2736 Exempts farmer from liability for inadvertent acquisition or use of genetically engineered plant or plant seeds. OR - HB2259 Eliminates sunset on current amounts of certain fees charged by Water Resources Department. OR - HB2697 Provides that person may return fish carcass to water from which person caught fish under certain circumstances. OR - HB2782 Allows commodity commission to amend rules relating to number and geographic representation of commissioners. OR - HB2783 Creates offense of unlawful tethering. OR - HB2715 Authorizes counties to establish control areas for commodities containing genetically engineered material. OR - HB2615 Expands permit exception for persons removing or possessing special forest products. OR - HB2616 Makes producer responsible for ensuring payment of Oregon Wheat Commission assessment if first purchaser is outside Oregon or if producer performs handling or processing functions for first purchaser. OR - HB2624 Provides that county is exempt from applicability of statute banning use of dogs to hunt or pursue cougars if voters approve county measure proposed by initiative petition or referred to people by governing body of county. OR - HB2649 Allows Department of Education to have limited discretion in determining percentages of grant moneys to be awarded to purchase Oregon food products and to fund certain educational activities. OR - HB3086 Allows State Department of Fish and Wildlife, after consultation with specified parties, to develop and administer uniform policy for mitigating adverse effects that proposed actions may have on core area habitat of sage grouse. OR - HB2841 Requires that at least 30 days before agencies give notice of intended action to adopt, amend or repeal rules pertaining to recreational or small scale mining, agencies shall perform certain consultation and consider certain studies. OR - HB2992 Authorizes Oregon Health Authority to operate Farm Direct Nutrition Program to enable participants in Women, Infants and Children Program to purchase fresh produce at farmers' markets or roadside stands and to operate Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program to enable low income seniors to purchase fresh produce at farmers' markets or roadside stands. OR - HB3364 Requires appointment of State Integrated Pest Management Coordinator. OR - HB3109 Requires Director of Oregon Health Authority and State Forester to jointly report regarding impacts of 2012 Pole Creek forest wildfire on public health, fish and wildlife and aquatic habitat to Legislative Assembly no later than February 10, 2014. OR - HB3441 Establishes Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board. OR - HB3262 Requires State Fish and Wildlife Commission to issue permits for removal of certain crab pots. OR - HB3199 Prohibits release of sky lantern, discharge of exploding target or discharge of tracer ammunition during fire season on or near forest protection district lands. OR - HB3201 Allows person holding interest in property to recover economic and property damages resulting from fire occurring due to certain statutory or rule violations or originating on land used or capable of being used for growing forest tree species. OR - HJM2 Urges United States Secretary of Interior to allow enhanced management of cormorants by State of Oregon. OR - HB3452 Describes circumstances in which wolves may be taken. OR - HB3358 Allocates lottery moneys to Water Resources Department for purpose of issuing grants to study ways of meeting water mitigation obligations in Deschutes River Basin. OR - SB25 Provides that State Marine Board has authority over certain charter boats carrying seven or more passengers. OR - SB195 Repeals statutes regarding milk marketing areas and production quotas. OR - SB199 Changes approval process for lease transferring all or part of existing water right for use as in-stream water right. OR - SB200 Allows record landowner holding certain water rights to apply for assignment of all or part of water right to owner of land to which water right pertains. OR - HJR16 Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing right to hunt, to fish, to trap and to harvest wildlife, and to use traditional methods to hunt, fish, trap and harvest wildlife. OR - HJM3 Urges Congress to support marketing of Oregon seafood. OR - SB26 Authorizes State Marine Board to make grants from funds received through federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program. OR - SB194 Repeals statutes regulating produce dealers. OR - SB31 Allows representatives of certain landowners to serve on forestland classification committees. OR - SB198 Provides that in certain cases court may order State Fish and Wildlife Commission to revoke licenses or permits issued under commercial fishing laws. OR - SB348 Allows commodity commission to choose calendar year as fiscal year. OR - SB357 Requires State Board of Forestry to appoint advisory committee to study and develop recommendations regarding pace and scale of federal forest management projects that may provide benefits justifying state or local government financial support of projects. OR - SB719 Changes basis and permissible scope of assessments by Oregon Sheep Commission. OR - SB571 Adds State Marine Director, or designated representative, and one appointed member to Invasive Species Council. OR - SCR14 Designates oregonite and josephinite as official twin minerals of State of Oregon.