Please take a moment to contact the five Senators below…
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Oregon State Senators Atkinson, Haas and Bates have introduced SB 765, which would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
Under emergency status, this bill is now moving on fast-track through the Oregon legislative process. If passed, these unreasonable fees could be in affect for the upcoming season!
Please take a moment to contact the five Senators below to express your disapproval of this bill and remind them of the contributions miners make to the state economy.
Here is the email that we sent, individually directed to each of the Senators. Copy and paste as you see fit. We suggest it is wise to include your full name and address on your email.
Important: Please include that you would like your comments placed in the file regarding SB 765. Remember that you are exercising your right to voice your opposition to these elected officials, and they are charged with reviewing the bills brought before them-please be civil and polite. Just let them know that you oppose SB765, and you want to make sure your voice is counted on the record! The bill is presently in the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee. You should direct your comments to the following 5 senators quickly, before the bill moves on:
Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee
1 – Chair
Senator Floyd Prozanski (D)
South Lane and North Douglas Counties
Capitol # (503) 986-1704
District # (541) 342-2447
2 – Co-Chair
Senator Jeff Kruse (R)
Capitol # (503) 986-1701
District # (541) 580-3276
3 – Committee Member
Senator Doug Whitsett (R)
Capitol # (503) 986-1728
District # (541) 883-4006
4 – Committee Member
Senator Suzanne Bonamici (D)
Capitol # (503) 986-1717
District # (503) 627-0246
5 – Committee Member
Senator Jackie Dingfelder (D)
Capitol # (503) 986-1723
District # (503) 493-2804
President, New 49’er Prospecting Association
The New 49’ers27 Davis Road, Happy Camp, CA 96039 (530) 493-2012