OR HB3298 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on March 2 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-06-03 - Informational Meeting held.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Modifies procedures for early medical release of adult in custody from prison. Modifies procedures for early medical release of adult in custody from prison. Directs Department of Corrections to inform adults in custody concerning release process and develop application form. Establishes Medical Release Advisory Committee within State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. Specifies qualifications of members of committee. Requires board to follow release recommendation of committee unless adult in custody poses specific danger to another person or public that outweighs compassionate reasons for release. Provides that staff attorney of committee may petition court for resentencing in order to effectuate early medical release. Directs Department of Corrections to annually report data concerning medical release to committees of Legislative Assembly related to judiciary. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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Relating to early medical release from prison; declaring an emergency; providing for criminal sentence reduction that requires approval by a two-thirds majority.



2021-06-03HouseInformational Meeting held.
2021-03-09HouseReferred to Judiciary.
2021-03-02HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Oregon State Sources

Bill Comments 750