(1) In addition to any other duties or powers provided by law, the Sustainability Board:
(a) Shall identify, evaluate, make recommendations and propose legislation, regulatory changes or policy modifications to agencies, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly, private entities or other bodies for the purpose of encouraging activities that best sustain, protect and enhance the quality of the environment, economy and community for the present and future benefit of Oregonians.
(b) Shall develop and promote policies and programs that will assist in the meeting of sustainability goals specified in ORS 184.423.
(c) Shall submit a biennial report to the Legislative Assembly by March 31 of each odd-numbered year on the board’s activities and recommendations.
(d) May apply for and accept, from whatever source, appropriations, gifts or grants of money or other property. The board shall deposit moneys received under this paragraph into the State Treasury to the credit of the Sustainability Board Fund established under ORS 184.435.
(e) Shall consult with and seek comment from trade associations, organizations, businesses and other groups and individuals representing pertinent interests as part of developing recommendations.
(f) Shall develop and promote proposals that jointly and mutually enhance local economies, the environment and community health for the present and future benefit of Oregonians.
(2) Nothing in this section is meant to discourage or prohibit any person, group or committee from discussing or proposing mechanisms, including the modification of tax policies, to promote sustainability. [2007 c.875 §3]Section: Previous 184.415 184.417 184.420 184.421 184.423 184.425 184.427 184.429 184.430 184.431 184.433 184.435 184.440 184.450 184.460 Next
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