A Story of Success: HB 3364

AKG_PressConference3-8-2013_title260pxWE DID IT! The Safe Public Places Bill has passed in both chambers of the Oregon Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber! What a sweet victory!

Laudatory coverage of the successful passage of HB 3364 was immediate from key state media. From the Oregonian newspaper: “The Senate’s 24-6 vote … is a significant victory for Beyond Toxics in Eugene, which drove the bill. It passed the House earlier and Kitzhaber’s office said he would sign it, adding to [Beyond Toxics’] successful 2009 bill that required IPM for schools.”

JeffersonExchange_logoHear Lisa Arkin, Breyond Toxics Exec. Director interviewed on “The Jefferson Exhange” Southern Oregon’s Jefferson Public Radio: Non-Pesticide Pest Management
The Jefferson Exchange: June 3, 2013


Special thanks to Deanna Simon for her help with communications and research. Also our deep appreciation to:

Christy Splitt
Mariahm Stephenson
Ben Duncan
Roberto Gutierrez
Gabriela Goldfarb
Dr. Randy Phelps
Dr. Richard Barnhart
Robin Morris Collin
Dr. John Dunphy
Angela Crowley-Koch
Don Francis
John Huddle
Dan Harshbarger
Alison Guzman
John Jordan-Cascade
Brenda Fletchall
Tom Kerns
Bobbi Lindberg
…and everyone who wrote testimony, attended hearings, and wrote letters to the

Congratulations and thank you to the entire Safe Public Places Coalition!

Cascadia Wildlands
Center for Biological Diversity
Centro LatinoAmericano
Church Women United of Lane County
Columbia Riverkeeper
Concerned Citizens for Clean Air
Deer Creek Farm
Defenders of Wildlife
Environment and Human Rights Advisory
Eugene Safe Routes to School
GMO-Free Oregon
Hells Canyon Preservation Council
Huerto de la Familia
Indigo Moon
Kalmiopsis Audubon
Lane County Audubon Society
Lane County Medical Society
League of Women Voters of Oregon
Mother PAC
Neighbors for Clean Air
Northwest Environmental Advocates
Northwest Environmental Defense Center
OPAL Environmental Justice
Oregon Commission for Women
Oregon Conservation Network
Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Oregon Sierra Club
Oregon Wild
Pacific Rivers Council
PCUN (Oregon’s Farmworker Union)
Pesticide Action Network
Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition
Surfrider Foundation
Sustainable Earth Products
Three Peaks AFH, Paintedhill Farm
UNETE (Center for Farmworker Advocacy Southern Oregon)


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