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2015 Regular Session
Overview
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Barnhart, Buckley, Holvey
Regular Sponsors: Representative Keny-Guyer
Bill Title: Relating to greenhouse gas emissions; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits for years 2020 and 2050 and to adopt interim statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits consistent with 2050 limit every five years.
Requires commission to adopt action plan for ensuring statewide greenhouse gas emissions do not exceed limits adopted by commission. Requires commission to submit to Legislative Assembly, by November 1 of each odd-numbered year, report describing rulemaking and implementation actions under action plan. Requires commission to adopt program to ensure statewide greenhouse gas emissions do not exceed limits adopted by commission. Requires Department of Environmental Quality to administer program. Authorizes department to require registration and reporting by certain sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Establishes required timeline for adopting rules under provisions of Act. Repeals provisions relating to greenhouse gas emissions goals. Makes repeal operative January 1, 2017. Changes Oregon Global Warming Commission name to Oregon Commission on Climate Change. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
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