2015 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 247

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fee Increase

Because of the dire straits of the ODFW budget, a multipronged approach was necessary to keep the agency afloat. SB 247 resulted from a broad stakeholder process and increased fees on anglers and hunters, while SB 5511 increased the amount of revenue coming in from the general public.

Visit the Oregon Legislature's bill history and full text.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Senate Concurred 17-12 | Passed the House 34-26
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

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.

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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.