2021-2022 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 857

Wake Boat Weight Limit

The use of larger, heavier wake boats on a specific section of the Willamette River is causing harm to aquatic ecosystems, damaging fish habitat, and resulting in erosion of riverbanks. This bill limits the weight of towed water-sport motorboats (also known as wake boats) to a maximum of 4,000 lbs and authorizes an Oregon State Marine Board study.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Died in House after passing Senate
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
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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.