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by: Abassos • August 18, 2013 • no comments

Here is a summary of all the bills that (1) passed the 2013 legislature and (2) may be immediately relevant to your practice. In the PDF and below, the bill numbers are all linked to the original bill. Here is the table of contents as a teaser:

Sentencing

  • SB 39 - Allows a Stay of Sentence Pending Appeal
  • HB 3277 - The DA Automatically Has 90 Days to Present Restitution
  • SB 124 - Being a Veteran is a New Mitigation Factor

Sex Offenses

  • HB 2549 - Creates Tiers for Sex Offender Registration
  • SB 673 - Expands Scope of “Trafficking in Persons”
  • HB 3327 - A Narrow Range of Sex Cases May Now Be Expunged
  • HB 3253 - Sex Offenders Must Register Even If It Wasn’t a Crime in Oregon
  • SB 30 - Authorizes Court to Designate Luring As a Sex Offense
  • HB 2334 - Adds Attempted Prostitution to Compelling Prostitution

Driving

  • HB 2384 - Authorizes forfeiture of car for DWS
  • SB 82 - License Suspension for Poss. Mj < oz. Is Eliminated
  • HB 3047 - Extends Max Suspension to 20 Years for Not Paying a Traffic Fine
  • HB 2773 - Narrows Definition of Prior Diversion for DUII Diversion
  • HB 2116 - New Medical Exemption for Ignition Interlock
  • SB 444 - New Offense: Smoking in a Motor Vehicle With a Minor Present

Drug Offenses

  • HB 2554 - Diversion for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs
  • HB 3434 - Drug Offenses: 1000 Feet Is Measured As a Straight Line
  • SB 40 - Changes Marijuana Crimes. Adds Possession of Marijuana Product

Miscellaneous Crimes

  • SB 482 - Adds Spitting at an Officer to Agg Harassment
  • SB 834 - Initiating a False Report is Now an A Misdemeanor
  • SB 6 - Increases Punishment for Animal Abuse
  • HB 2783 - New Offense of Unlawful Tethering

Victims Rights

  • HB 3281 - Investigators Have a Duty to Give Victims’ Rights

Mental Health

  • HB 2594 - “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” as Alternative to Commitment
  • SB 421 - Civil Commitment to the PSRB for the Extremely Dangerous
  • HB 2836 - New Standards for Evaluating Juvenile Competency

Miscellaneous

  • HB 3194 - Criminal Justice “Reform”
  • SB 492 - Discovery Statutes Are Made Consistent With the Constitution
  • HB 2962 - Repeals speedy trial statute as of April, 2014.
  • HB 3467 - Mugshot Websites Must Remove Dismissed/Expunged Cases
  • HB 2553 - Max Period From Arraignment to Prelim is Five Judicial Days