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2015 Regular Session
At the request of: (at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon Justices of the Peace Association, Oregon Municipal Judges Association, Association of Oregon Counties)
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Regular Sponsors: Printed pursuant to Senate Interim Rule 213.28 by order of the President of the Senate in conformance with presession filing rules, indicating neither advocacy nor opposition on the part of the President.
Bill Title: Relating to possession of weapons in courts.
Catchline/Summary: Defines "local court facility" as area in which justice court, municipal court, probate court or juvenile court conducts business, during hours of court operation.
Adds justice court and municipal court to definition of "court facility" in which firearms and other weapons are prohibited except in specified circumstances.] Provides that possession of firearm in local court facility with firearm prohibition is crime punishable by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Expands definition of "weapon" to include certain kinds of pocketknives. Authorizes judges of justice courts and municipal courts to establish procedures permitting or prohibiting possession of firearms and other weapons in court facilities. Requires that justice court and municipal court procedures not conflict with circuit court procedures in shared court facility.
Chapter Number: Chapter 351
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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