Sunday, January 10, 2010

Legislative Hearings Wednesday: Greenhouse Gases & Vehicular Homicide

The Legislature is gearing up for the February short-session, and two hearings on Wednesday touch on important matters for bicyclists.

In the morning, the Judiciary Committees will be holding a hearing on prospective vehicular homicide legislation. Testimony is by invitation only, but the hearing is open to the public. For more info see BikePortland.
Date: Wednesday-January 13
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Room: HR F
This is a joint meeting between the House Interim Judiciary Committee and the Senate Interim Judiciary Committee.

Vehicular Homicide - Invited Testimony
Doug Parrow, Board Member, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Ray Thomas, Attorney, Swanson Thomas & Coon
Mary O'Donnell

In the afternoon, the Metropolitan Planning Organization Greenhouse Gas Task Force will present recommendations. From the Oregon Environmental Council:
Co-Vice-Chairs Gail Achterman and John Van Landingham will be presenting the recommendations of the MPO GHG Task Force to two legislative committees on Wednesday, January 13.

House Interim Committee on Transportation
Date: Wednesday-January 13
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Room: HR F

Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Date: Wednesday-January 13
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Room: HR A

Typically, you can listen to or watch these hearings online. First double-check the time and find out the hearing room at Then go to and click on the audio/visual for the hearing room.

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