with HB 2829 (2019), the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee:
(a) Shall review department policies
regarding the use of Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund moneys.
(b) Shall make recommendations to the
commission and the department regarding the use of fund moneys. Pursuant to HB
2829 (2019), the advisory committee shall identify uses for which the
department may expend fund moneys.
(c) Shall work jointly with the department to
submit a biennial report to the Legislative Assembly as provided in ORS
regarding the expenditure of moneys deposited in the Oregon Conservation and
Recreation Fund and on the status of various activities funded by the moneys.
(d) May perform such other duties
as may be requested by the department and commission.
(2) The advisory committee shall establish a
process for requesting proposals for Conservation and Recreation Fund projects
from the department and other interested parties.
(3) The department and any other interested
parties may recommend projects to the advisory committee that follow
permissible purposes outlined in [HB 2829 Section 1(2)(a-e)].
(4) The advisory committee shall review all
submitted projects and shall recommend expenditures to the commission. The
advisory committee will be responsible for determining whether the projects
propose activities that serve to protect, maintain, or enhance fish and
wildlife resources in Oregon.
Interested parties must submit proposed projects to the advisory committee not
less than 60 days prior to a scheduled meeting.
(6) All proposed funding projects that are or
are not recommended by the advisory committee shall be presented in summary to
(7) A project for
which recommendation for funding is not supported by the advisory committee may
be reconsidered by the committee at a later meeting if the proponent has
resolved the objections or deficiencies with a revised proposal. The reason(s)
for the advisory committee's vote to not recommend a project shall be explained
or reviewed for the proponent at the meeting, or relayed to the proponent in
writing after the meeting and be conveyed to the commission upon making