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HB 2002

allowing trespassing, theft,
dangerous vehicles


Background: HB 2002 began as a broad set of reforms of Measure 11, which didn't have the support to pass.  Then, on April 30, an entirely new set of previously-unheard provisions were proposed as amendments the only policy hearing occurred less than a few hours after that, shutting the public out of the process!

The new provisions of the bill span 45 pages and include a lot of program funding and other provisions that will be discussed in the budget committee.  But there are some very concerning provisions that will not have any further hearings:

Prevents the arrest of a person for Second-Degree Criminal Trespass (example: entering your home property or car and refusing to leave), Third-Degree Theft (example: stealing less than $100 from you), and a number of other crimes.  Instead, the legislation instructs the officer to "persuade the person to discontinue the conduct" before issuing a citation.  (Section 8)  Even if an officer attempts to issue a citation, HB 3164 already severely limited the ability of officers to issue citations, so it would depend in large part on the offender not simply walking away. 

Prevents officers from pulling over a vehicle with faulty headlights or taillights.  (Section 10)



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