Upper Willamette Bill Dies in House Upon Session Adjournment

June 26, 2021 - Thank you to the boating community for your tireless support this legislative session writing countless emails, testifying at public hearings and making phone calls. Your passion for safe and open waterways and personal stories about how this legislation would have impacted your families and small businesses made a big impact. The 2021 Oregon legislative session has adjourned, and SB 857 is dead.


“The boating community is relieved that this legislation did not pass. We look forward to collaborating with legislators and the broader boating community to come up with better solutions to keep our river safe and healthy,” said Matt Radich, President of Active Water Sports.


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