HB 3204

  • Oregon House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 23, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Relating to zoonotic disease; declaring an emergency.


Directs Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Police, State Department of Agriculture and] State Department of Fish and Wildlife to prepare report concerning Oregon's current framework for preventing, monitoring and responding to zoonotic disease. Directs agencies] department to present report to committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly related to public health not later than December 31, 2021] 2022. Directs State Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish and periodically update list of wildlife species and other scientifically recognized categories of wildlife] update list of prohibited species that may not be imported, possessed, sold, purchased, exchanged or transported in this state due to potential for transmission of zoonotic disease that may compromise public health, native wildlife or agricultural interest] certain risks to public health. Authorizes commission to issue permits to bona fide scientific or educational institutions. Punishes violation by maximum fine of $6,250.] Authorizes commission to institute civil suit for recovery of damages for violation of rule related to list of prohibited species. Prohibits person from selling, offering for sale or otherwise participating in sale or offer for sale of wildlife that is not native to Oregon and] is sold alive for purpose of human consumption. Provides that prohibition does not apply to sale, offer for sale or other participation in sale or offer for sale of livestock or shellfish] food fish. Punishes violation by maximum fine of $6,250. Requires commission, when adopting rules authorizing holding of wildlife, to consider public health risks, including risks of zoonotic disease transmission. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Bill Sponsors (19)



Apr 07, 2021


Referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.

Apr 07, 2021


Recommendation: Do pass with amendments, be printed A-Engrossed, and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.

Apr 06, 2021


Work Session held.

Mar 16, 2021


Public Hearing held.

Mar 03, 2021


Referred to General Government with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Feb 23, 2021


First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
A-Engrossed PDF
House Amendments to Introduced PDF
Introduced PDF
HGG Amendment -3 PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
No related documents.


Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.