Bill Text: OR HB2576 | 2013 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Relating to crime.

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Failed) 2013-07-08 - In committee upon adjournment. [HB2576 Detail]

Download: Oregon-2013-HB2576-Introduced.html

     77th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2013 Regular Session

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amended section is new. Matter within  { -  braces and minus
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LC 737

                         House Bill 2576

Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession
  filed (at the request of House Interim Committee on Judiciary)


The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the
measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to
consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's
brief statement of the essential features of the measure as

  Decreases penalty for crime of cheating to maximum of one
year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.

                        A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to crime; amending ORS 167.167.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
  SECTION 1. ORS 167.167 is amended to read:
  167.167. (1) A person commits the crime of cheating if the
person, while in the course of participating or attempting to
participate in any legal or illegal gambling activity, directly
or indirectly:
  (a) Employs or attempts to employ any device, scheme or
artifice to defraud any other participant or any operator;
  (b) Engages in any act, practice or course of operation that
operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any other
participant or any operator;
  (c) Engages in any act, practice or course of operation with
the intent of cheating any other participant or the operator to
gain an advantage in the game over the other participant or
operator; or
  (d) Causes, aids, abets or conspires with another person to
cause any other person to violate paragraphs (a) to (c) of this
  (2) As used in this section, 'deceit,' 'defraud' and ' fraud'
are not limited to common law deceit or fraud.
  (3) Cheating is a   { - Class C felony - }   { + Class A
misdemeanor + }.