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2021 SESSION BILLS: SB 621
SENATE BILL 621:
Background: In November 2020, Portland voters approved a Charter amendment that created a special disciplinary body for police officers. According to Oregon's Collective Bargaining laws and the City’s own statements to the public, the next step would be to establish this body through a bargaining process. Instead, the City of Portland is going straight to the State Legislature in an effort to cut line officers and their union out of the process and exempt local governments from this part of the state's Collective Bargaining laws. ORCOPS recommends a NO vote.
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