Oregon 2023 Legislative Session

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now has annually followed bills introduced to the Oregon Legislature that relate to climate.  This year, some 4,000 proposals are  expected.  We are currently exploring those that have been filed to date and deciding which to promote and which to oppose.

Many of us will be following bills and giving testimony on those we wish to see passed or rejected.  The best way to keep track of bills is via the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS). For a brief introduction to OLIS visit What’s an OLIS?

For tips on contributing oral and written testimony visit Testimony Tips.

Link to SOCAN’s Legislative Priorities

The Oregon 2022 Legislative Session ran for five short weeks through  February into March. SOCAN took positions for or against a number of bills.  This comprises a summary of the outcome with notes on local representatives’ voting record.  SOCAN testimony is posted on the SOCAN blog.  Please scroll down until you reach items posted in February.

Oregon Climate Action Plan

For several years a coalition of  Oregon Climate Activists has been promoting comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction legislation in the Oregon State Legislature. On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 20-04. Now the rule-making to implement the orders.