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2010 Legislative Session
2010 Special Session
After opening the Special Session on February 1, 2010, the Oregon Legislature adjourned at 1401 hours on February 25, 2010 by unanimously passing Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, first in the Senate, then in the House.
For the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), the most significant bill was HB3696. This mammoth 41-page bill transfers $50 million in other funds to Oregon’s general fund to rebalance the state budget for the 2009-11 biennium. One portion of the bill allows the State Fire Marshal to resume fire and life safety inspections to ensure the safety of cardlock users by raising cardlock commercial fueling licensing fees, which have been the same since the creation of the program in 1991. A question about the number of gallons to qualify as a cardlock user was satisfactorily answered by the Legislative Fiscal Office explaining this was a housekeeping amendment to update changes made to statute in 2001.
Other bills of interest to the OSFM and the Oregon fire service included HB3617A on special districts, HB 3701 on open burning, SB 1031 A on destination resorts, and SB 1036 on guest ranches.
For more information contact OSFM Senior Operations and Policy Analyst Donna Disch-Curtis at 503-934-8275 or Donna.Disch@state.or.us.

Bills Tracked by the Office of State Fire Marshal
House Bills
House Bills Senate Bills 
Bill Enrolled 2/26/10
Special district to continue if proposed
and voter approved 
Bill Enrolled 2/22/10
Destination resorts
Bill Enrolled 2/25/10
Encludes changes to Cardlock statutes
Bill Enrolled 2/22/10
Relating to Guest Ranches
Bill Enrolled 2/23/10
Clarifies provisions related to open
burning in Linn County