Oregon - HB3050 - 2017

Relating to solar photovoltaic power generation facilities.

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Added On: 03-24-2017
Updated On: 07-06-2017
Status: Failed
Primary Sponsor: House: Agriculture And Natural Resources

Actions (5)

  • 02-27-2017 - First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
  • 03-02-2017 - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • 04-04-2017 - Public Hearing held.
  • 04-06-2017 - Public Hearing held.
  • 07-07-2017 - In committee upon adjournment.

Sponsors (1)

News (3)

Legislature drops bill discouraging solar on top farmland - Portland Business Journal
Published by bizjournals.com
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:45:54 GMT

The issue isn't dead, but a bill in the Oregon Legislature that would have made it more difficult to build solar power plants on high-value farmland is. House Bill 3050, backed by the Farm Bureau, 1000 Friends of Oregon and some rural residents, would ...

New hurdle proposed for solar projects on high-value farmland - Capital Press
Published by capitalpress.com
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:26:14 GMT

SALEM — Solar power facilities on high-value farmland in Oregon would have to clear a new hurdle under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. Commercial developers would first have to demonstrate that alternative sites aren't available under ...

Bill proposing solar restrictions on farmland dies - Capital Press
Published by capitalpress.com
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:26:20 GMT

SALEM — A proposal to make commercial solar projects tougher to build on high-value farmland in Oregon has died, but lawmakers expect to revisit the issue. House Bill 3050 would have required developers to conduct an “alternatives analysis” to search ...