Oregon Put Repeat Criminals Behind Bars Act (2010)

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Oregon Put Repeat Criminals Behind Bars Act, also known as Initiatives 65, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Ballot summary

The ballot title read as follows:[1]

Mandates minimum prison terms for certain repeat offenders; requires addiction treatment; creates consecutive sentence presumption.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote mandates minimum prison terms for repeat offenders committing certain felonies; requires addiction treatment services; increases incarceration time for most felonies; presumes consecutive sentences.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains mandatory minimum prison terms for some felonies; court-ordered addiction treatment; incarceration for minimum 70 percent of felony sentence; concurrent sentence presumption.

Summary: Current law: mandates minimum prison terms for specific felonies; otherwise, sentences are presumptive and felons generally must serve at least 70 percent of imposed prison terms. Current law obligates Department of Corrections (DOC), if court orders, to provide addiction treatment for offenders meeting specified criteria, if resources exist; makes sentences concurrent unless judgement states otherwise. Measure mandates minimum prison terms for certain felonies when offender has any previous felony conviction or any two previous misdemeanor convictions, and prohibits any early release; requires incarceration for at least 80 percent of any other felony sentence. Measure obligates DOC to provide addiction treatment to offenders who meet specified criteria; makes sentences consecutive unless judgment states otherwise. Measure requires state to reimburse counties for pre-trial felony incarceration. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. 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.

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