2023-24 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 3043

OCN Priority Bill
Toxic Free Kids Modernization Act

Oregon was one of the first states to pass a Toxic Free Kids Act in 2015. Since then, we had failed to update it, and we had fallen far behind other states in protecting our kids from exposure to toxic chemicals. Passing this bill enables the State to add families of chemicals to the list, such as PFAS or "forever" chemicals that are toxic to the environment and known to cause cancer in people; and getting rid of the limit to the number of chemicals that can be added to the list. This bill was part of our Toxic Free Priority Bill Package.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused

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.