OHA Legislative Report
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HB 4015 Conservation Fund
Summary: The bill establishes Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund. The bill appropriates fund moneys to State Department of Fish and Wildlife for carrying out activities serving to protect, maintain or enhance fish and wildlife resources in Oregon. The bill also establishes Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee to review department policies regarding use of fund moneys and make
recommendations regarding use of fund moneys for implementing and administering department
3/5/18 Final Update: The bill died in Ways and Means.
House Bill 4030 Fines and Restitutions
Summary: The bill provides that for a misdemeanor under wildlife laws that involves taking or killing of wildlife, in addition to any term of incarceration imposed, court may impose applicable fine for misdemeanor or impose compensatory fine payable to State Fish and Wildlife Commission.
3/5/18 Final Update: The bill passed both Chambers and is awaiting signature of the Governor.
House Bill 4106 Wolf Reporting
Summary: The bill requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to biennially report to the Legislature regarding estimated change in wolf population. The bill requires:
• The Legislature to identify amount of state funding necessary to provide counties with assistance sufficient for carrying out essential features of county programs regarding wolf depredation and financial assistance.
• The Legislature to review estimate of change in wolf population prior to making appropriation to fund used for wolf depredation and financial assistance grant program.
• The Legislature to establish, to the extent practicable, fund appropriation amounts greater than identified necessary funding amount and reflecting estimated change in wolf population.
3/5/18 Final Update: This bill died in Ways and Means.
SB 1517 Tags for Disabled Vets
This bill allows ODFW to issue up to twenty big game hunting tags per year to specified non-profit entities for use by eligible combat and disabled veterans.
3/5/18 Final Update: This bill passed both Chambers and is awaiting the signature of the Governor.
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