Loading

Oregon Bottle Bill Records


1969 HB 1157 Introduction

“In response to Oregon’s growing litter problem three legislators introduced House Bill 1157 during the 1969 legislative session, a short bill that would have simply banned the sale of beer in non-returnable containers. Hearings on this bill took place in the House State & Federal Affairs committee prior to being sent to the House Floor where it died on a 27-33 vote, largely due to a promise by the beverage industry to find suitable solutions to the litter problem for the 1971 Legislature to consider.” (http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/bottlebill/thenandnow.htm)

The paper records produced by these committee’s have been digitized in Portable Document Format (PDF) and audio recordings of the House State & Federal Affairs committee in MP3 are available for research on this website.

Table of Contents

Minutes & Exhibits

Original Bill File

House State & Federal Affairs Committee 3-3-1969 Tape 12

House State & Federal Affairs Committee 3-28-1969 Tape 28

House State & Federal Affairs Committee 4-2-1969 Tape 30

House State & Federal Affairs Committee 4-4-1969 Tape 33

House State & Federal Affairs Committee 4-7-1969 Tape 34

House Floor 4-11-1969 & 4-14-1969 Tape 13 Side 2

Governor to Pat Gordon includes Oregon Sportsman article written by Gordon and kept in file-Box 97

OSU coverletter to report on planning & environment quality-Box 97

Response J. Pierre Kolisch regarding Hill Foundation to Governor-Box 97

Gov. to Howard Steinbach regarding Steinbach's suggestion of 1 cent returnable bottles tax-Box 58

Letter relating to Governor's call for statewide litter organization-Box 97

 

 

 

1971 HB 1036 Introduction

“In the interim between 1969 and 1971 a legislative committee worked on issues of litter and throwaway containers. In all, the committee held 16 hearings and heard testimony from 143 witnesses. The full committee recommended a package of nine legislative acts to be considered by the 1971 Legislature. Among these was HB 1036 - the Bottle Bill.

From the start of the 1971 legislative session, HB 1036 was one of the most intensely lobbied bills in the history of the Oregon Legislature. In spite of intense lobbying by the container and beverage industries, HB 1036 passed the House by 54-6 and the Senate by 22-8, and was signed into law by Governor McCall on July 2, 1971. The intent of the 1971 Bottle Bill was to reduce Oregon’s growing litter problem and to conserve resources. The original language included carbonated and malt beverages only because these were the most common containers disposed of along Oregon highways.” (http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/bottlebill/thenandnow.htm)

The paper records produced by the 1971 Regular Legislative Session committees which discussed House Bill 1036 have been digitized in Portable Document Format (PDF) and audio recordings of the House State & Federal Affairs committee in MP3 are available for research on this website.

Table of Contents

Minutes & Exhibits

Original Bill File

House State & Federal Affairs Subcommittee A 3/3/1971

House State & Federal Affairs Subcommittee A 3/11/1971 Tape 11 Side 1

House State & Federal Affairs Subcommittee A 3/16/1971 & 3/17/1971 Tape 13 Side 1

House State & Federal Affairs Subcommittee A 3/17/1971 & 3/18/1971 & 3/19/1971 & 3/22/1971 Tape 13 Side 2

House State & Federal Affairs Sub-committee A 3/22/1971 & 3/23/1971 Tape 14 Side 1

House State & Federal Affairs Sub-committee A 3/22/1971 & 3/23/1971 Tape 14 Side 2

House State & Federal Affairs Sub-committee A 3/24/1971 & 3/26/1971 Tape 15 Side 2

House State & Federal Affairs Sub-committee A 3/31/1971 & 4/1/1971 Tape 17 Side 2

House State & Federal Affairs Full Committee 4/1/1971 & 4/2/1971 & 4/5/1971 Tape 18 Side 1

House Floor 2/9/1971 & 2/10/1971 Tape 2 Side 2

House Floor 4/9/1971 Tape 10 Side 1

House Floor 6/1/1971 Tape 23 Sides 1 and 2

Senate Consumer Affairs Committee 4/14/1971 Tape 5 Side 2

Senate Consumer Affairs Committee 4/19/1971 & 5/10/1971 Tape 6 side 1

Senate Consumer Affairs Committee 4/28/1971 & 5/3/1971 Tape 6 Side 2

Senate Consumer Affairs Committee 5/5/1971 Tape 7 Side 1

Senate Consumer Affairs Committee 5/21/1971 Tape 7 Side 2

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722

© 2014 State of Oregon All Rights Reserved​