Senate Bill 251 was Printed pursuant to Senate Interim Rule 213.28 by order of the President (at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon District Attorneys' Association)
-- Relating to restricted weapons.
Relating to restricted weapons; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 166.270.
... if: (a) The court declared the conviction to be a misdemeanor at the time of judgment; or (b) The offense was possession of Marijuana and the conviction was prior to January 1, 1972. (4) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to any person who has ...
(3) For the purposes of this section, a person 'has been
convicted of a felony' if, at the time of conviction for an
offense, that offense was a felony under the law of the
jurisdiction in which it was committed. Such conviction shall not
be deemed a conviction of a felony if:
(a) The court declared the conviction to be a misdemeanor at
the time of judgment; or
(b) The offense was possession of Marijuana and the conviction
was prior to January 1, 1972.
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01/16 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
01/22 (S) Referred to Judiciary.
02/18 (S) Public Hearing and Work Session held.
02/23 (S) Recommendation: Do pass.
02/23 (S) Second reading.
02/24 (S) Carried over to
02-25 by unanimous consent.
02/25 (S) Third reading. Carried by Boquist. Passed. Ayes, 27; excused, 3--Morse, Nelson, Verger.
02/26 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
03/02 (H) Referred to Judiciary.
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committee. The order of testimony may be managed to ensure that all
points of view on these measures are presented.
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> Modifies crime of felon in possession of restricted weapon to include tasers.
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