SB 779 VOTE:NO
In CommitteeWork Session HR D
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Measures/Overview/SB779
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Committees/SJUD/Overview
This bill makes it more difficult to hire a Police Officer
Requires law enforcement units with over 50 members to only hire new members if they have a bachelor’s degree—and only gives 4 years to obtain a bachelor’s degree to existing officers (a 4 year degree!) This will make it harder for departments to hire new recruits to fill staffing shortages, leaving our communities less safe.
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