Oregon State Legislation

2017 Regular Session information coming soon.

Animal-Related Legislation in 2017

View a complete list of 2017 bills on the Oregon Legislature website here.

Oregon consistently ranks among the top three states in the nation based on the strength of its laws protecting animals. During this year’s legislative session in Salem, OHS will once again work in support of new measures to fight animal cruelty and bring offenders to justice. Highlights of the current session will be included below. Watch for updates.

February 2017: OHS joins coalition of agencies urging Oregon lawmakers to oppose cruel cougar trophy hunting bills »

Summary: Opposition to HB 2107, HB 2589, SB 371 and SB 458 – Cougar Hunting with Hounds

Various bills introduced aiming to allow counties to opt out of Measure 18, which makes hunting cougars with hounds illegal. View details of each bill listed below.

Current Proposed Animal Legislation

HB 2026

OHS Position: Support
Summary: Appropriates money from General Fund to Department of Justice for 2017-2019 biennium for purposes of resource prosecutor position dedicated to assisting prosecution of offenses involving detriment or risk of detriment to animals. Effective July 1, 2017.
Status: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means, 1/17/17.
Links: Oregon Legislature information »

HB 2107

OHS Position: Oppose
Summary: Provides that county is exempt from applicability of statute banning use of dogs to hunt or pursue cougars if voters approve county measure proposed by initiative petition or referred to people by governing body of county.
Status: Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1/17/17.
Links: Oregon Legislature information »

More coming soon.

Previous Years

Review Past Legislation Here »


How You Can Help

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