Gov. Brown Signs SB 360

17-09.19 - Gov. Brown Signs SB 360The Oregon legislature passed SB 360 in June 2017. Gov. Kate Brown signed it into law in July. On Tuesday, September 19th, PHOENIX staff members Karen Meurer and Harry Olsen attended the ceremonial signing in Salem along with bill sponsor, Sen. Lew Frederick. The bill was one of four re-entry laws signed that day. SB 360 allows people coming home from prison to cover some court and post-prison supervision costs with community service. PHOENIX members had identified the burden of these costs as an area of concern during a MACG listening campaign in May 2015. PHOENIX and MACG members worked on the issue for over two years, including delivering testimony to three different legislative committees. We appreciate the work of Sen. Frederick and his chief of staff, Troy Duker to make this bill a reality. We also appreciate the work of PHOENIX and MACG members who contributed to the testimony efforts including Gary Griffin, Frank Eaton, Bev Logan, Michelle Bracy, Nathan Pulcipher, Greg Blank, Daniel Steckler, Ezequiel Ramirez, Thomas Poarch and Harry Olsen.


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