In the wake of deadlines, legislators move bills to non-policy committees such as Rules or Ways and Means to extend their lives. This allows all tools to remain available as negotiations for adjournment begin. This was the case for the diesel regulation bill, HB 2007. On April 4, the House Committee on Energy and Environment moved HB 2007 to House Rules without recommendation and without amendments.
While the dust is settled for now, Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) will continue to watch this policy and engage in end-game discussions relating to the bill.
Contributed by: Megan Chuinard | Public Affairs Associate