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Wed May 29, 2019, 06:32 AM

Lawmakers consider plan to make some bucks off the Oregon state seal

SALEM The seal of the state of Oregon adorns mugs, t-shirts, key chains and all sorts of doodads and knickknacks that are for sale in gift shops in many corners of the state.

Somebody is making money selling all that stuff, and now Oregon lawmakers want a piece of the action.

A legislative budget committee is set to vote Thursday on Senate Bill 803, which would prohibit the commercial use of the state seal without a licensing agreement from the Oregon Secretary of State. Companies would have to pay a licensing fee and royalties from the sale of the products.

The bill does not specify the amount the state would charge for use of its seal, and a legislative analysis does not contain an estimate of the amount of revenue it would generate.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/05/lawmakers-consider-plan-to-make-some-bucks-off-the-oregon-state-seal.html

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