Oregon Republicans push bills to protect children from sex offenders

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Salem, OR –┬áDemonstrating the type of bipartisan and consensus oriented leadership that should define a short legislative session, Senate Republicans have brought two bills to the Senate floor that protect children from sex offenders. Both motions received unanimous approval, 30 to 0.

“This is the type of legislation we should be working together on in such a short session, not bills that split the Senate in divisive debate,” said Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “This shouldn’t be the place for partisan grandstanding, but working on the issues where we find common ground that will make Oregon a better place.”

Senate Republicans successfully withdrew two bills out of committee Thursday. Senate Bill 1517 would give courts the option of life in prison without parole for convicted sex offenders found to be at high risk for re-offending. Senate Bill 1508 would require sex offenders to register with the city police where they actually live, rather than registering in another city within the county.

“We look forward to bringing these bills to a final vote with our Democrat colleagues,” said Ferrioli. “Short sessions should be about the areas in which we agree.”

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Posted by at 04:07 | Posted in OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • thevillageidiot

    The issues are not the problem with short sessions. it is the short session. Get rid of this unnecessary expense to the taxpayer and keep a Biennial session to what really maters. spending more than we take in, rewarding crony’s, rewarding bad decisions and borrowing ourselves into oblivion. The short sessions will Kill liberty.

  • Connie Kosuda

    protecting children from sex offenders, frequently members of their own families, would involve teaching children about sex , their own bodies, and how to say NO / and demanding respect. not exactly on the Republican agenda now is it?

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