2015 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 5511

OCN Priority Bill
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Budget

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) entered session with an unprecedented budget shortfall that compromised its existing and future conservation programs. SB 5511 was the budget bill that marked a 72% increase in general fund dollars in order to ensure that the agency can continue to do its work. OCN members look forward to continuing efforts to reform ODFW so that it better meets its mission to “…protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.”

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

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed the Senate 20-10 | Passed the House 43-16
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.