Oregon Political News: Hate Crimes Legislation Passes Out of Oregon Senate

Oregon Political News: Hate Crimes Legislation Passes Out of Oregon Senate

Salem, OR (STL.News) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum thanked the Oregon Senate for unanimously passing a comprehensive change to Oregon’s hate crimes law.  The new law will create a better response system for victims of hate crimes and bias incidents, improve the collection of hate crimes, and modernize Oregon’s “intimidation” statute. The bill, SB 577, now moves to the Oregon House.

“This bill is the culmination of a significant community effort to provide law enforcement with an updated law that gives themnew tools to investigate, enforce, and combat bias crime and bias incidents in Oregon,” said Attorney General Rosenblum. 

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