GOVERNOR, AG LAYOUT 5 GUN CONTROL BILLS
By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum teamed up with gun control political activist group Moms Demand Action yesterday to announce a big agenda of gun control bills and projects.
The gun control agenda includes:
– HB 2005: Banning the sale of self-made firearms
– HB 2006: Raising the age of rifles from 18 to 21
– HB 2007: Allow local governments to ban concealed carry on public property and nearby to property.
– HB 3060: Oregon income tax credit to buy gun safe/lock
– $750,000 to hire more prosecutors to focus just on gun crimes
The gun control activist group, Moms Demand Action, vowed at the press conference, “Oregon has become a national leader in the fight to end gun violence. Now, alongside our gun sense leaders, we’re building on that progress…“
It is unclear how effective many of these measures will be if Oregon continues to release 1,000 criminals early on the streets (as Gov. Brown has) and not prosecute criminals for thousands of crimes as local District Attorneys have done. Or how the media’s pledge to stop reporting certain crimes, stop publicizing mug shots and start erasing old crime stories (to protect the criminal) will help reduce crime.
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—HB 2005 / HB 2874(Oppose): Defines “undetectable firearm.” Punishes manufacturing, importing, offering for sale or transferring undetectable firearm by maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.
—HB 2006 (Oppose): Prohibits person under 21 years of age from possessing firearms with specified exceptions. Punishes by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Prohibits person from transferring certain firearms to recipient person knows, or reasonably should know, is under 21 years of age. Punishes by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Specifies exceptions.
–HB 2373: Directs Department of Justice to study ways to address unlawful possession of firearms, and to provide results of study to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than December 31, 2024.
—HB 2416 (Opposed): Modifies procedures for issuing extreme risk protection order. Modifies court findings for issuing order. Requires court to schedule second hearing seven days after issuing initial ex parte order and to order respondent to engage in mental health evaluation. Directs court to, at second hearing, consider results of mental health evaluation and either terminate order or order third hearing and second mental health evaluation. Directs court to, at third hearing, terminate order or continue order for final 30 days
—HB 2572 (Opposed): Expands definition of “civil disorder” for purposes of crime of unlawful paramilitary activity. Creates right of action for person injured by paramilitary activity. Authorizes Attorney General to bring civil action for injunctive relief against paramilitary activity. [HEARING HELD 2/6 – proposed amendment]
–-HB 2579: Exempts from private transfer criminal background check requirement transfer of curio or relic firearm to person licensed as collector under federal law.
–HB 2586: Provides person with privileges and legal defenses available to person with Oregon concealed handgun license if person is licensed to carry concealed handgun by another state, or city or county in another state.
—HB 2603 (Support): Restores offense levels for unlawful possession of controlled substance offenses to levels that existed prior to enactment of House Bill 2355 (2017) and Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act of 2020 (Ballot Measure 110 (2020)).
—HB 2704 (Support): Requires district school board or higher education governing board that adopts policy limiting possession of firearms by concealed handgun licensees on school grounds to install metal detectors at entrances to buildings subject to policy.
–HB 2874 [same as HB 2005 (Oppose)]: Defines “undetectable firearm.” Punishes manufacturing, importing, offering for sale or transferring undetectable firearm by maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.
–HB 2936 (Support): Repeals requirement to secure firearm in specified circumstances.
—HB 2968 (Support): Repeals prohibition on carrying concealed firearm on person or possessing concealed, readily accessible handgun within vehicle.
—HB 3060 (Support): Establishes tax credit against personal income taxes for purchase of qualifying gun safes or locking mechanisms. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, and before January 1, 2030.
—HB 3118 (Support): Authorizes public schools to provide firearm safety and accident prevention class to students in first grade.
—HB 3426 (Support): Requires 9-8-8 crisis hotline centers to have policies and train staff on serving firefighters and other first responders.
—HB 3445 (Oppose): Authorizes county to adopt ordinance concerning Ballot Measure 114 (2022) providing that law enforcement agency with jurisdiction entirely within county is not required to act as firearm purchase permit agent, and permit is not required for transfer of firearm from transferor within county to county resident.
—HB 3511 (Oppose): Modifies firearm permit application and issuance process. Provides that permit agent is Department of Transportation and modifies qualifications to obtain permit. Directs Department of State Police to annually perform criminal background check on permit holders and to contract with entity to perform equity analysis on changes to permit system. Provides that verification of permit eliminates criminal background check requirement at time of firearm transfer.
—HB 3513 (Support): Authorizes federal firearms licensee or other person to enter into firearm hold agreement with firearm owner. Provides immunity from liability for person who takes possession of firearm pursuant to firearm hold agreement except in actions arising from unlawful conduct. Directs Oregon Health Authority to establish grant program to fund storage of firearms pursuant to firearm hold agreement. Appropriates moneys to authority to fund grants. Requires that training course for concealed handgun license include use of firearm hold agreements for firearm suicide prevention. Provides that transfer of firearm pursuant to firearm hold agreement is exempt from private transfer criminal background check requirement.
—HB 3542 (Opposed): Provides that person is automatically qualified to obtain permit to purchase firearm if person holds valid concealed handgun license.
–-SB 17 (Support): Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in coordination with Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and community colleges, to study how best to make classes that are part of recruit academy training for police officers be academic credits that are part of associate degree.
–-SB 199 (Oppose): Authorizes State Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish by rule requirements or prohibitions concerning angling, taking, hunting, trapping or possessing of wildlife defined as predatory animal.
—SB 254 (Support): Repeals those provisions of Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act of 2020 (Ballot Measure 110 (2020)) that pertain to decriminalization of possession of drugs.
–SB 348: Directs Department of Justice to study ways to address unlawful possession of firearms, and to provide results of study to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than December 31, 2024.
—SB 514 (Support): Establishes Adult Suicide Prevention Coordinator within Oregon Health Authority. Specifies responsibilities. Requires coordinator to maintain and facilitate implementation and updates of statewide strategic plan to address adult suicide and develop prevention, intervention and postvention strategies.
—SB 527 (Oppose): Allows gun dealer or person transferring firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition or ammunition components for purchase at gun show, or business engaged in repairing or servicing firearms to establish minimum age of 21 years for such purchases, repairs or services.
—SB 551 (Oppose): Requires school districts to provide specified information related to secure storage of medications and firearms. [Public hearing 3/7/2023 – SUBMIT TESTIMONY]
—SB 650/HB 3077 (Support): Directs Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to classify crime of felon in possession of a firearm as crime category 8.
–-SB 686 (Oppose): Authorizes governing bodies of certain public entities that own or control public building to adopt policy, ordinance or regulation or precluding affirmative defense for possession of firearms in public building and adjacent grounds by concealed handgun licensees.
—SB 735 (Support): Restores offense levels for unlawful possession of controlled substance offenses to levels that existed prior to enactment of House Bill 2355 (2017) and Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act of 2020 (Ballot Measure 110 (2020))
—SB 738 (Support): Provides person with privileges and legal defenses available to person with Oregon concealed handgun license if person is licensed to carry concealed handgun in another state that recognizes Oregon concealed handgun licenses.
—SB 739 (Support): Exempts transferee who is certified participant in Address Confidentiality Program from private firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.
—SB 818 (Support): Directs Oregon Health Authority to develop list of suicide risk assessment and treatment continuing education opportunities for specified physical health care providers, [WORK SESSION 3/1]
–-SB 843 (Support): Prohibits public body from disclosing to federal governmental entity information concerning firearm transfer or concealed handgun license. Specifies exceptions.
–-SB 993 (Oppose): Creates crime of unlawfully pointing a firearm at another person, and creates crime of unlawful carrying of a handgun, increases penalties for trespass while in possession of firearm, negligently wounding another person with a firearm, unlawful possession of firearm, discharging firearm at train and discharging firearm across airport operational surface. Directs State Police to establish and maintain public database of persons convicted of crime involving firearm.
—SJR 3 (Support): Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution establishing right to carry concealed firearms. Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.
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