HB 2527 Regulations regarding Licensing of Private Security Entities

07/27/2021
HB 2527 VOTE:NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2527
Committee assigned to bill:


This bill requires Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish by rule standards and procedures for licensing of private security entities.

Fiscal Responsibility
Estimates need of $665,972 each biennium for three positions to assists with investigations, enforcement, and administrative processes handling complaints and issues of noncompliance. And to assist with collection, processing, and storage of application materials for licensure.

Limited Government
Government involving itself into the free market. HB 2527A requires DPSST, outside of their expertise, to license private security entities that engage in the business of providing private security that employs a private security providers and provides a process for obtaining licensure, including an investigation into the character, competency, and reliability of the applicant. DPSST would also be able to sanction entities for violations. The measure provides whistleblower protections for private security providers, requires licensed entities to provide training on preventing workplace harassment, discrimination, and sexual assault, and requires those using the services of a private security entity to verify the licensure of the entity before hiring. The bill lacks standards that provides security for law enforcement in their work protecting us. HB 2527A also requires entities to provide written statements of wage and deductions to private security professionals with each round of compensation and requires security providers who are armed to complete their firearm training with a firearm that matches the make, model, and caliber of the firearm used by the private security professionals in the scope of their duties.

Free Markets
Do these statutes override the incorporation laws. Why now? Can’t have 1,600 businesses that aren’t under government control that are obligated with fees and licensure.

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