Advocate for justice in the 2021 legislative session

URGENT UPDATE!

The next hearing for HB 2844 : Equity and Climate in Land Use
has been POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEK OF MARCH 22nd
(scroll down to see how you can send emails in support of the bill)

This is your chance to advocate for environmental justice in the 2021 legislative session!

We’ve listed below some of the hearings for the bills we think should be at the top of your list to support.

Resolution: SCR 17 : Establishes an environmental justice framework for Oregon | MORE->>
Read the one page description (PDF)
Day/Time: a work session has been scheduled for SCR 17 for 1 pm, Tuesday, March 23rd in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Stay tuned…
Do you need help crafting your testimony?

You are invited to testify on behalf of Senate Bill 335 which seeks to revise the governance of the State Board of Forestry.

Bill: SB 335: Relating to the State Board of Forestry; prescribing an effective date | MORE->>
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 17th @ 3:15 pm (see the hearing agenda)
Committee: Senate Committee On Natural Resources and Wildfire Recovery

To view a live stream of the meeting->>

SB 335 requires the State Forestry Department to study and make recommendations to interim committee of Legislative Assembly regarding operation of State Board of Forestry.To testify, please scroll down on the agenda page to see instructions:
https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SNRWR/2021-03-17-15-15/Agenda

Chief Sponsor: Senator Golden
Regular Sponsors: Senators Jama, Manning Jr.
Bill Title: Relating to the State Board of Forestry; prescribing an effective date.
Summary: Requires State Forestry Department to study and make recommendations to interim committee of Legislative Assembly regarding operation of State Board of Forestry.

SB-335-2 proposes three changes to current statute:

1) Strengthens conflict of interest language for Board of Forestry BoF appointments

2) Dissolves the Regional Forest Practices Advisory Committees

3) Transfers authority to hire or discharge the State Forester from the BoF to the Governor

See our website for more details->>


Bill: HB 2844 : Equity and Climate in Land Use MORE->>

A second hearing has now been scheduled for Monday, March 29th in the House Committee on Energy and Environment

WHAT YOU CAN DO: SUBMIT your testimony in advance on the hearing!

To submit your testimony on behalf of HB 2488, the Equity and Climate In Land Use bill, please visit: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HEE
Choose 3/29/21 1 pm and HB 2488

NOTE: You have an opportunity to submit your testimony any time up to the date and time of this hearing and up to 24 hours afterwards.

Do you need help crafting your testimony/email?

Read our key Talking Points for HB 2488->> (PDF) / Sample testimony on our webpage->>
also: Summary of HB 2488-1 amendments (PDF)
also: Find out how you can testify (PDF)
OTHER RESOURCES

Bill: HB 2021 : 100% Clean Energy for All
(MORE: https://cleanenergyoregon.org/)
Day/Time: UPDATE: The public hearing for HB2021 has been postponed to Monday, March 22 from 1-3 PM.
Committee: House Committee on Energy and Environment
WHAT YOU CAN DO:

You can submit testimony on behalf of HB 2021:
Go to: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HEE?meetingDate=2021-03-17-13-00 and click the button next to House Bill 2021. Then, follow the instructions for submitting testimony either as copy/pasted text or as a PDF file. The deadline for submitting testimony online is 24 hours after the public hearing for HB 2021 begins (in this case, the deadline is 1:00pm Thursday, March 18th).Tune in to watch the public hearing:
COMING SOON…
There will be a button shaped like a play button or movie camera next to the date of the committee meeting — this is how you can view the livestream of the hearing.

See 100% Clean Energy for All – Sample Testimony Template & Talking Points for House Bill 2021 | See also this this one-page summary for ideas you can use to compose your testimony

OTHER RESOURCES
For more information: https://cleanenergyoregon.org/
or contact: Ana Molinaamolina@beyondtoxics.org