2017 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

Bills Tracked in 2017

The Scorecard shows how legislators voted on bills that made it to the House or Senate floor. But many other bills - good and bad - never make it out of committee. Others fail on the floor, while still others are sent back to committee before all legislators can be held accountable by a vote. We highlight the best of the best and worst of the worst in our 2017 Bill Graveyard.

OCN Priority BillHB 2017Transportation PackagePassed the House 39-20 | Passed the Senate 22-7
OCN Major ThreatHB 2099Fish KillPassed the House 35-23 | Senate improved bill and House concurred. We were neutral on the resulting bill.
HB 2510Electric Vehicle ChargingPassed the Senate 30-0 | House Concurred 48-10
HB 2711Fracking MoratoriumPassed the House 32-26 (no Senate vote)
OCN Priority BillSB 3Protecting Oregon's RiversPassed the Senate 21-9 | Passed the House 38-20
SB 339Caps Biomass for State Renewable Portfolio StandardPassed the Senate 21-8 | Passed the House 41-9
SB 644Surface Mining on FarmlandPassed the Senate 26-4 | Passed the House 52-6
SB 847Trust Land Transfer ProcessPassed the Senate 19-10 | Passed the House 48-10
OCN Priority BillSB 1070Clean Energy JobsSenate Supporters 13 | House Supporters 28
OCN Priority BillSB 5505Bonding, including for the ElliottPassed the Senate 19-10 | Passed the House 48-10

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.