OR HB4159 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Failed on March 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-08 - In committee upon adjournment.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Modifies statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Establishes Oregon Climate Action Program and related provisions administered by Department of Environmental Quality. Becomes operative January 1, 2022. Authorizes Public Utilities Commission to allow rate or rate schedule to include differential rates or to reflect amounts for programs that enable public utilities to assist low-income residential customers. Authorizes commission to allow rate or rate schedule to reflect amounts for investments in infrastructure measures that support adoption of alternative forms of transportation vehicles. Amends greenhouse gas reporting statute. Requires Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule standards and requirements for reducing methane gas emissions from landfills. Abolishes Oregon Global Warming Commission and transfers duties to Oregon Climate Board. Provides for direct expedited review by Oregon Supreme Court of certain constitutional question related to Oregon Climate Action Program. Requires and modifies certain reports and proposals. Establishes Joint Committee on Climate Action. Establishes Oregon Climate Board. Establishes within Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Climate Policy Office and Director of Climate Policy Office to advise on development of Oregon Climate Action Plan, on implementation of plan and on investments of state proceeds from program. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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Relating to greenhouse gas emissions; declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls


2020-03-08HouseIn committee upon adjournment.
2020-02-17HouseReferred to Rules by order of Speaker and then Ways and Means by prior reference.
2020-02-17HouseWithout recommendation as to passage, be referred to Rules, and then to Ways and Means by prior reference.
2020-02-13HouseWork Session held.
2020-02-03HouseReferred to Energy and Environment with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
2020-02-03HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2020-01-27HousePresession Released to the Public.

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Bill Comments