2019 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

Bills Tracked in 2019

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 2019 Bill Graveyard.

HB 2001HousingPassed.
OCN Priority BillHB 2007Dirty DieselPassed.
OCN Priority BillHB 2020Clean Energy JobsPassed House, sent back to committee in the Senate.
OCN Priority BillHB 2209Oil Trains SafetyPassed.
HB 2250Oregon Environmental Protection ActPassed.
HB 2436Undermining Wetlands ProtectionsPassed.
HB 2437Ditching Stream ProtectionsPassed.
OCN Major ThreatHB 2456Residential Development on FarmlandHouse vote only.
HB 2509Plastic Bag BanPassed.
HB 2623Fracking MoratoriumPassed.
HB 2883Polystyrene BanDied on Senate Floor after passing House.
SB 256Offshore Drilling BanPassed.
OCN Major ThreatSB 451Trash BurningSenate vote only.
SB 580No Cyanide TrapsPassed.

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.