HB 2927

  • Oregon House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 11, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Relating to emergency management.


Renames Office of Emergency Management as Oregon Department of Emergency Management. Establishes department as independent state agency. Vests in department emergency authority regarding public health emergencies, emergency quarantines and conflagrations. Transfers rulemaking authority regarding nuclear emergencies from State Department of Energy to Oregon Department of Emergency Management. Directs department to carry out certain functions related to regional and statewide emergency preparedness. Transfers Oregon Emergency Response System from Department of State Police to Oregon Department of Emergency Management. Renames office of State Fire Marshal as Department of the State Fire Marshal and establishes department as independent state agency. Transfers search and rescue functions from Office of Emergency Management to department. Requires State Fire Marshal to establish guidelines for wildfire buffer zones that produce defensible spaces around lands in forestland-urban interface. Transfers Oregon Homeland Security Council to Office of Governor and renames as Oregon Homeland Security Commission. Adds members to and modifies duties of commission. Establishes Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council to advise and make policy recommendations to Oregon Homeland Security Commission regarding federal emergency support functions. Establishes Local Government Emergency Management Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to Oregon Department of Emergency Management regarding department's emergency preparedness and response functions. Becomes operative on July 1, 2023.

Bill Sponsors (19)


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Apr 13, 2021


Work Session scheduled.

Mar 18, 2021


Work Session held.

Mar 04, 2021


Work Session held.

Feb 25, 2021


Work Session held.

Feb 11, 2021


Public Hearing held.

Jan 20, 2021


Referred to Veterans and Emergency Management with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Jan 11, 2021


First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

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