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As you may recall in 2013, Oregonians’ rights to regulate any seed issues at the local level were preempted by the State with the passage of the “Monsanto Protection Act” – SB 863. Since that time it has been a goal of ours to restore those rights.
HB 2469 gives back local control to communities in Oregon to make decisions on ways to protect themselves from the threats of GE contamination. Though Jackson county is now a GE free seed sanctuary, we want to create a path for other counties to follow suit - especially neighboring Josephine county, whose voters already passed a measure to do so but were then prohibited by SB 863. This is our chance to correct this injustice. SB 863 violated the social contract with Josephine county voters and the democratic process.