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2015 Regular Session
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At the request of: (at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.)
Chief Sponsors:
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Bill Title: Relating to wild bird conservation; prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Creates excise tax on wild bird feed.
Directs 50 percent of revenues from tax to Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Fund and 50 percent of revenues to Wild Bird Conservation Fund. Applies tax to wild bird feed distributed for retail sale on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2023. Establishes Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to State Department of Fish and Wildlife for greater sage grouse conservation purposes. Establishes Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Fund Oversight Committee. Directs committee to make recommendations to department for use of moneys in Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Fund. Sunsets fund and committee on July 1, 2023. Establishes Wild Bird Conservation Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to State Department of Fish and Wildlife for nongame wild bird conservation. Establishes Wild Bird Conservation Fund Oversight Committee. Directs committee to make recommendations to department for use of moneys in Wild Bird Conservation Fund. Makes provisions for establishing committees operative on January 1, 2017. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: House Committee On Rural Communities, Land Use, and Water
Current Subcommittee:
Subsequent Referral(s):
Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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