HB 2739 - Oregon GMO liability bill survives crucial deadline.
HB 2739 survived the deadline! Biotech patent holders would be legally responsible for losses caused by their genetically engineered crops in Oregon if this bill is passed.
Read the full text of HB 2739, and stay updated on it's progress here: Oregon State Legislature | HB 2739
SALEM — Biotech patent holders would be legally responsible for losses caused by their genetically engineered crops in Oregon under a bill that's survived a crucial legislative deadline.
House Bill 2739 would allow landowners to sue biotech patent holders for the unwanted presence of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, on their land.
The bill has now been referred to the House Rules Committee, which isn't subject to an April 18 legislative deadline that recently killed other proposals.
The move could effectively allows HB 2739 to stay alive through the end of the 2017 legislative session, scheduled to end in late June.