Human Rights are about threats to human dignity, especially when focused on those with less power and subject to racism, sexism and homophobia. Issues would include: indigenous rights (First Nations), Black Lives Matter, immigration reform, prison reform and reform of our court system.
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HB 2162 Directs Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to study changes to police officer training and to provide results of study to Legislative Assembly no later than December 31, 2021
HB 2309Requires peace officers performing official duties in uniform to display certain information on uniform.
HB 2928 Regulates use of chemical incapacitants, kinetic impact projectiles and sound devices by law enforcement agencies
HB 2929 Modifies police officer's duty to report misconduct
HB 2930Imposes limitations on arbitrators' decisions concerning alleged misconduct by law enforcement officers
HB 2931 Requires person who arrests another person to ensure arrested person receives medical assessment
HB 2932 Directs Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to establish statewide database of reports of use of physical force by peace officers and corrections officers
HB 2933 Provides that it is unlawful for governmental authority or agent to engage in pattern or practice that deprives persons of rights, privileges or immunities
HB 2934 Provides that public safety officer who represents that person is acting as employee or agent of public body is acting in scope of employment for purposes of Oregon Tort Claims Act
HB 2936 Requires Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to investigate person's character before accepting person for training and certification as police officer or reserve officer
HB 2986 Requires Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to ensure that police officers and certified reserve officers are trained to investigate, identify and report crimes motivated by prejudice based on perceived gender of victim.
SB 421 Transfers responsibility for database about police officers from Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to Department of Justice
SB 612 Requires police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, regulatory specialists and reserve officers to complete post-secondary education
SB 613 Provides that arbitral determinations made in proceedings concerning alleged misconduct by law enforcement officers concerning use of excessive force are nonbinding and subject to review and approval by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
SB 614 Requires law enforcement unit to have policy on use of force that complies with rules adopted by Board on Public Safety Standards and Training
SB 688 Requires Employment Relations Board to conduct study relating to standards applied in arbitration proceedings involving alleged misconduct by law enforcement officers and to submit report of board's findings to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2022
SB428 - Extends for one year sunset on Task Force on Universal Health Care and extends deadline for task force to submit recommendations to Legislative Assembly. This bill was requested by Health Care for All Oregon. HJR14- Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing obligation of state to ensure every resident of state access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.
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HB2510- Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. If minor obtains unsecured firearm as result of violation, punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine. Provides that person who does not secure firearm as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property within two years after violation. Specifies exceptions to liability. Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container when transferring firearm under circumstances requiring criminal background check, except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. Provides that person who transfers firearm without securing firearm is strictly liable for injury to person or property within two years after violation. Specifies exceptions to liability. Requires person to report loss or theft of firearm within 72 hours of time person knew or reasonably should have known of loss or theft. Punishes violation of requirement by maximum of $1,000 fine. Requires person transferring firearm to minor to directly supervise minor's use of firearm. Provides that person who does not supervise minor as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property caused by minor's use of firearm. Authorizes person to transfer supervisory duty and liability to another person. Specifies exceptions to supervision requirement and liability. Directs Oregon Health Authority to specify by rule minimum specifications for trigger and cable locks and locked containers required by Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage. In House Health Care Committee. SB396 - Relating to firearms. Defines "undetectable firearm. Specifies punishment. Defines "untraceable firearm." Punishes possessing, manufacturing, importing, etc. In Senate Judiciary Committee. • SB554 – Allows schools, Portland airport, public buildings like the State Capitol, to prohibit guns. In Senate Committee On Judiciary and Ballot Measure 110 Implementation • HB2543 – Prohibits gun sales unless a background check is completed, closing the “Charleston loophole. In House Judiciary Committee.
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