HB 3464 VOTE:NO – Signed by Governor Kate Brown
Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3464
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview
This bill prohibits public body from disclosing specified personal information concerning citizen status unless required by state or federal law.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Intended to provide security to illegal immigrants, but will put citizens at risk. Declares emergency, effective on passage that will prevent citizens from using their Constitutional right to hold a Referendum on the bill.
Prohibits public body from inquiring person’s citizenship or immigration status except as required by state or federal law or when determining benefit eligibility, which has and will increase the fiscal impact on the state.
Proposed on behalf of Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to strengthen privacy protections for vulnerable immigrant populations. It requires the Attorney General to provide guidance to all public bodies as to how to interact with immigration enforcement activities. It illegally ties the hands of law enforcement when trying to ascertain the truth about a person’s immigration status. It hides and allows the harboring of people who have broken our federal immigration laws. It encourages unlawful persons to come to our state for the purpose of eluding immigration authorities. It undermines the security of our state and nation. It is an unconstitutional law.
Authorizes public body to decline to disclose information concerning persons citizenship or immigration status except as required by state or federal law or in certain other circumstances. Directs Attorney General to publish model policies for public bodies intended to limit, in manner consistent with state and federal law, immigration enforcement in public facilities.
It undermines the ability to do background checks by employers. It puts a lot of people and businesses at risk as jobs that require these background checks are often taking care of vulnerable people and systems.