Rep. Mannix: Key update to anti-stalking law signed

By Oregon State Representative Kevin Mannix,

Representative Mannix Releases Statement on House Bill 4156, the Modernization of Oregon’s Anti-Stalking Law, Becoming Law

SALEM, OR – Today, Representative Kevin Mannix (R-Keizer/North Salem) released the following statement after one of his priority bills for the 2024 Legislative Session, House Bill 4156 or the Modernization of Oregon’s Anti-Stalking Law, was signed into law by Governor Kotek.

Representative Mannix wrote the original law in 1995, and while it has worked well for the areas it covers, society now has a modern internet and electronic communications that must be appropriately dealt with. House Bill 4156 broadens the scope of the current stalking law to cover many new kinds of electronic and internet harassment, including efforts to damage a victim’s identity and credit rating.

“I am grateful to see this legislation make it across the final finish line. It is an honor to have been a part of Oregon’s original anti-stalking law nearly 30 years ago, and now its modernization. I am confident that this legislation will help protect those who have become victims to stalking and ensure there are proper protections in place to get them the help that they need,” said Representative Mannix. “I want to especially thank Ms. Oregon, Amber Rosenberry, and Sergeant-Detective Matthew Smith of St. Helens for their partnership throughout this process. I also want to thank my colleagues who co-chief sponsored the bill – Representative McLain (D-Hillsboro), Representative Evans (D-Monmouth), and Representative Lewis (R-Silverton).”
This legislation takes effect on July 1, 2024.