As the possibility of any more policy bills passing dwindled in this now concluded legislative session, the action shifted to budget bills and looking forward to post-session work. Some of the highlights from the Department of Administrative Services Bill (SB 5507– The Christmas Tree Bill) included:

  • A onetime appropriation of $194,000 to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) for the completion of the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program.
  • A $1.7 million expenditure limitation increase to support enhancements to the Department of Agriculture’s Pesticides program. The funds will provide for six new positions and enhancements to laboratory testing and sampling of pesticides.