Read the Oregonian synopsis here.
HB 2223 is being described as a bill to allow ODFW to impose a "20%" fee hike, but it the numbers listed by the Oregonian for the final bill are as follows:
- Annual fishing license: rises from $24.75 to $32.50 for anglers age 14 and older.
- A resident hunting permit will go up from $22.50 to $29.
- Annual combination license -- fishing and hunting -- will rise from $43.75 to $57.50.
The reasoning behind the bill was to avoid a $17 million dollar shortfall in the 2009-2011 ODFW budget, and well as to avoid even higher price hikes in 2011-2013. New game & fishing officers are also proposed. Read the ODFW reasoning on HB 2223.
The Oregon Hunting Association has their legislative summary here.