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OR: Lawmakers pass univ. autonomy, tiered sex offender system bills

Lawmakers rushed to approve the final pieces of a two-year budget and leave Salem after 155 days — five shy of the constitutional deadline to finish their work.

One of their final acts was passing an $800 million bonding package to fund construction projects around the state, including a 174-bed psychiatric hospital in Junction City. Some Republican legislators criticized the project because of the high costs associated with staffing and operating the facility after it’s built.

The package, however, passed each chamber with a large majority Monday. Full Article

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Its difficult to follow that without knows the language of the statutes behind the statute numbers. However, bottom line is that Tier 1 can petition to stop registering after merely five years, not the 10 years we have been pushing for! And the other tiers can petition to be classified to a lower tier — I’m not clear, but that might be the process for them to finally end SOR, lowering their tier one at a time. I’m not clear what Oregon’s tier 1 offenses are. I do not presume they include all the low-level offenses for which California requires… Read more »

Our neighbors to the north have been coming up with many progressive ideas recently, hopefully that mindset will make it down here soon.

I’m amazed that Oregon is going in this direction, when the very people they have convicted were sentenced under their harsh Measure 11 mandatory minimum laws, many of who’s convictions were from non-unanimous jury decision. That’s right, folks….only takes 10 out of 12 in Oregon and Louisiana.

I really have to agree with the both of you! To say the least, there are some individuals who have committed some serious sex crimes and deserve to be on the registry! Although, there are thousands of others who have been on the registry for years and never committed even a parking infraction! To say the least, this is getting old in California. The State is broke, the prisons are overcrowded and unlike prior to my legal issue, I have such a different outlook on the judicial system and police. I honestly feel the police like people being on the… Read more »

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