The OCDLA Legislative Committee works with our legislative representative to draft and promote legislation beneficial to the criminal justice system and to protect the constitutional and statutory rights of those accused of crime.
The committee opposes legislation that would erode an individual’s constitutional rights and legislation that creates penalties that fall unequally upon those subjected to them.
The committee also works to secure adequate funding for the public defense
function and to raise the quality of both juvenile and adult representation.
The Committee is now requesting ideas from OCDLA members on bills to introduce in 2015 — please specifically describe the problem to be solved, how to fix the problem, and which statute(s), if any, need to be amended, and send to OCDLA Legislative Committees co-chairs Bob Homan and DeAnna Horne.
The OCDLA Legislative Committee and legislative lobbyist Gail Meyer are in full swing. The Library of Defense has a dynamic Legislative Section. There you will find updates on legislative action that affects us, our clients, and the practice of criminal defense law in Oregon. Make sure you have your OCDLA user name and password for the members' only portion of the LOD.
Robert Homan, C0-Chair | Eugene | Email
DeAnna Horne, Co-Chair | Portland | Email
Bobby Kaiser, Board Liaison | Eugene | Email
Gail Meyer, OCDLA Legislative Representative | Portland | Email
Lane Borg, | Portland | Email
Bronson James | Portland | Email
Richard McBreen | Portland | Email
Tom Sermak | Salem | Email
Neal Weingart | Portland | Email
Shawn Wiley | Salem | Email
HB 2549 — Establishes risk assessment process to convert Oregon’s sex offender registry to three levels based on risk of re-offense. For analysis and FAQs regarding HB 2549 visit the Legal Document Library (select Sex Abuse category, then HB_2549_FAQ.pdf).
New Criminal Laws of 2013 Legislative Session (complete as of June 10, 2013) — PDF
New Criminal Laws of 2013 Legislative Session (complete as of June 10, 2013) — Word
11:00 a.m., OPDS office, Salem
Meetings take place at the Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street, NE, Salem, OR 97301.