As a formality, all Senate bills must go to the Senate President’s desk after they leave their first committee, to be ‘referred’ by the President. Usually bills pass along without any conflict, but President Courtney decided to hold SB 557. We weren’t sure why.
The Oregon House Energy and Environment Committee will be holding a Work Session on Monday April 17 at 3:00 pm. The bill must still be voted and recommended ‘Do Pass’ before April 18th to have any chance. This is our moment! Note that Southern Oregon Climate Champion Pam Marsh is now on this committee as a substitute for a representative with an indisposed family member.
Please contact each of the following House Committee members and urge them to support HB2135.
Start by pointing out that as members of this committee, they represent all Oregon residents, not just their constituents.
The proposal would limit climate pollution from the state’s largest polluters, invest in clean renewable energy, support dislocated workers, assist economically disadvantaged communities such as rural Oregon.
House Committee on Energy and Environment
|Chair||Representative Ken Helm
D Distrct 34 Washington County
|Vice-Chair||Representative Mark Johnson
R – Distrct 52 Hood River
|Vice-Chair||Representative Karin Power
D Distruct 41 Milwaukie
|Member||Representative Phil Barnhart
D District 11 Central Lane and Lin Counties
|Member||Representative Cliff Bentz
R District 6 Ontario
|Member||Representative Paul Holvey
D Distrct 8 Eugene
|Member||Representative Pam Marsh
D Distrct 5 Ashland
|Member||Representative E. Werner Reschke
R Distrct 56 – Klamath Falls
|Member||Representative David Brock Smith
R- District 1 – Port Orford
Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
|Chair||Senator Michael Dembrow
D – Portland 503-986-1723
|Vice-Chair||Senator Alan Olsen
R – Canby N of Salem 503-986-1720
|Member||Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr.
R – Senate District 2 – Josephine County 503-986-1702
|Member||Senator Floyd Prozanski
D – Douglas/Lane Counties 503-986-1704
|Member||Senator Arnie Roblan
D – Coos County 503-986-
Please also contact District 3 Senator, Alan DeBoer: sen.AlanDeBoer@oregonlegislature.gov 503-986-1703