2023 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

HB 3414

OCN Major Threat
Urban Growth Boundary Expansion

We designated SB 1096 a Major Threat Bill, because it allowed for the expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) without demonstrating need or following the existing process for UGB expansion. HB 3414 was already a bill of concern due to a troubling variance section that would have allowed local ordinances, such as tree protections, from applying to building new housing. Once UGB expansion was added, we had to make it a Major Threat.

This Major Threat Bill was so bad that we chose to double score it.

No is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Failed 2x
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused

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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.