Oregon State Marine Board Agency Bills
The Oregon State Marine Board did not propose any policy bills for the 2021 Legislative session. However, there are several bills introduced by other sources that may affect boaters in the state. As an executive branch agency, we take no position on bills introduced in the Legislature by elected lawmakers. Instead, our role is to provide objective information to Legislators if asked to provide input.
Bills that passed through the Legislature that may affect boaters include:
HB 2549: Requires state agencies to send copies of reports of closures on public access sites to the State Marine Board and for the agency to make reports public by hosting a map of reported closure sites on the agency's website.
HB 2777: Directs State Marine Board to provide optional licensing of boats as charter boats if boat carries fewer than seven passengers for hire.
HB 5006: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Emergency Board for allocations during biennium. Provides additional funds to the Marine Board for the salvage, removal, and disposal of abandoned and derelict boats.
HB 5020: (The Marine Board's budget bill) Limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by State Marine Board.
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