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HB 3164 - Limits the Circumstances that an Individual Could be Charged with Interfering with an Officer - Oregon Key Vote

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Title: Limits the Circumstances that an Individual Could be Charged with Interfering with an Officer

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits the circumstances that an individual could be charged with interfering with an officer.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a person commits the crime of interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer if the person, knowing that another person is a peace officer or a parole and probation officer does the following (Sec. 1-1):

    • intentionally or knowingly acts in a manner that prevents, or attempts to prevent, the peace officer or parole and probation officer from performing the lawful duties of the officer with regards to another person or a criminal investigation; or

    • Refuses to obey a lawful order by the peace officer or parole and probation officer.

  • Specifies interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer is a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1-2).

  • Prohibits this bill from applying to the following (Sec. 1-3):

    • Activity that would constitute resisting arrest under ORS 162.315; or

    • Passive resistance.

  • Prohibits a person from being arrested or charged under this law if the person is arrested or charged for another offense based on the same conduct (Sec. 1-4).

Title: Limits the Circumstances that an Individual Could be Charged with Interfering with an Officer

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