Oregon Crime Protection Act (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
As of July 2, the state's petition drive deadline, no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.
The ballot title read as follows:
Bars sex offenders from elected office; creates retired police volunteer program; expands corrects officers' authority
Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote bars sex offenders from elected office; creates statutory program for retired peace officers to volunteer; gives corrections officers powers/immunities of peace officers.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law: some felons barred from certain offices; no statutory volunteer program for retired peace officers; corrections officers distinguished from peace officers.
Summary: Current law restricts some felons from holding certain office, provides for registration of sex offenders; statutes do not provide program for retired peace-officer volunteers; corrections officers' authority differs from peace officers' authority. Measure prohibits any person listed, or qualified to be listed, on Sex Offender Registration from holding elected office while registration requirement applies. Measure creates program for retired peace officers to volunteer for public agencies that employ officers; volunteers may: assist, mentor, train, accompany patrol officers, administer programs, supplement services; volunteers not considered employees; agency may (if funds available) provide health insurance to volunteers/spouses, until eligible for Medicare. Measure gives corrections officers the same powers, immunities as peace officers, if employed by Department of Corrections, acting within scope of employment. Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
Initiative petitions for statutes required six percent of 1,379,475, or 82,769 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010. As of July 2 no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.
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