Two coastal state lawmakers have introduced a bill to restore the original intent for the Oregon license plate – enhancing habitat for salmon. But according to some, something happened on the way to the rivers and the sea. Some of those funds started winding up in Oregon Watersheds Enhancement Board office operations.
Well, Senator Arnie Roblan and Representative David Gomberg are trying to re-right this appropriative transgression!
They’ve introduced a bill that ensures that extra fees that Oregon drivers pay the DMV to have a Salmon license plate on their car is spent on actual habitat repair and enhancement.
Here’s the details in the Oregonian.
We also want to make note that we originally named ODFW as the agency fielding the criticism for channeling some license plate revenue to office operations. We have been told it’s not ODFW – it’s OWEB. We regret the error.