OTHER BILLS OF INTEREST
We also closely watched and supported several other bills, particularly ones that were priorities of our allies and coalition members.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REINVESTMENT (SB 973) Passed! Without adequate behavioral health services, people who need treatment can land in jails and prisons. SB 973 establishes a grant program to distribute over $10M to community-based supports and services aimed at preventing this cycle.
TRAUMA-INFORMED TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT (HB 2750) Did not pass. Would have funded trauma informed trainings for law enforcement agencies and local governments so that they can be more effective and successful when interacting with survivors of trauma.
EXPUNGING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS (SB 420) Passed! Will erase marijuana records with a simpler process that includes waiving court filing fees and eliminating of the need for a criminal background check.
$3M FOR VICTIM HOUSING (HB 2006) Passed! This one-time fund will bridge some of the housing deficits that make crime survivors vulnerable, but future funding will be required to promote adequate safety and healing.
DRIVER LICENSES FOR ALL (HB 2015): Passed! Broadens access to driver licenses so that all Oregonians can have safe and reliable access to our roads regardless of documentation status.
SIGNIFICANTLY LIMITING THE DEATH PENALTY (SB 1013) Passed! While not eliminating capital punishment completely, the new law shrinks the list of crimes that can receive death sentences.