2013 Environment & Energy Bills Begin to Surface
The tip of the iceberg comes into view.
The Oregon Legislature met this week for one of its periodic interim "Legislative Days" events during which numerous measures were brought in to be filed as bills once the 2013 session begins in February.
Proposed bills first appear as Legislative Concepts (LC) and arise later with bill numbers assigned.
As of Wednesday morning (December 12) the following LC's have been posted on committee webpages. These are just a fraction of the environment and energy bills that will roll out for consideration during the 2013 session. There are many substantial bills yet to make their appearance:
House Energy, Environment and Water Committee
LC 846 - Relating to energy
LC 934 - Relating to energy efficiency and sustainable technology loan program
LC 955 - Relating to tax credits for energy efficient homes
LC 1069 - Relating to waste plastics
LC 1993 - Relating to restructuring of State Department of Energy
LC 2199 - Relating to siting of solar energy projects on farmland
LC 2712 - Urges Congress to modernize Toxic Substances Control Act
House Agriculture and Natural Resources
LC 2204 - Relating to the Oregon Landowner Preference Program
LC 2216 - Relating to fire protection
LC 2217 - Relating to liability for forestland fires
LC 2346 - Relating to the Oregon State Fair
LC 2350 - Relating to wildlife damage control
Senate Environment and Natural Resources
LC 950 - Relating to enforcement of laws regarding beverage containers
LC 1048 - Relating to bags
LC 1190 - Relating to commercial activities at wineries
LC 2087 - Relating to aquatic invasive species
LC 2125 - Relating to placer mining
LC 2320 - Relating to beverage containers
AOI actively tracks almost a thousand bills during a session.