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Chapter 131 — Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Crime Prevention
TASK FORCE ON COMPUTER CRIME GRANT PROGRAMS
Note: Section 1, chapter 963, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:
Sec. 1. (1) There is created a Task Force on Computer Crime Grant Programs consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the Governor no later than October 1, 2001. The Governor shall select members who are district attorneys, representatives of state and local law enforcement or persons with expertise in computer crime.
(2) The purpose of the task force is to ensure that this state can provide assurances to the Attorney General of the United States that this state meets the requirements of the Computer Crime Enforcement Act (P.L. 106-572) to be eligible to receive grants under the Act.
(3) The task force shall:
(a) Conduct an assessment of state and local resource needs, including criminal justice resources devoted to the investigation and enforcement of computer crime laws; and
(b) Develop a plan for coordinating programs that are funded under the Computer Crime Enforcement Act (P.L. 106-572) with other federally funded technical assistance and training programs.
(4) The task force shall present a report of its findings to the Governor and to the appropriate house or joint interim committee not later than June 30, 2002.
(5) The Department of Justice shall provide staff necessary for the performance of the functions of the task force. The task force shall use the services of permanent legislative staff to the greatest extent practicable.
(6) Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation and expenses and shall serve on the task force on a volunteer basis.
(7) All agencies, departments and officers of this state are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its functions and to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their functions.
(8) The task force may accept contributions of funds and assistance from any source, public or private, and agree to conditions thereon not inconsistent with the purposes of the task force. All such funds are to aid in financing the functions of the task force and shall be deposited in the Department of Justice Operating Account created in ORS 180.180 and shall be continuously appropriated to the Task Force on Computer Crime Grant Programs for the purpose for which contributed.
(9) Official action by the task force shall require the approval of a majority of the members of the task force. All legislation recommended by official action of the task force must indicate that it is introduced at the request of the task force. Such legislation shall be prepared in time for presession filing pursuant to ORS 171.130, for presentation to the regular session of the Seventy-second Legislative Assembly. [2001 c.963 §1]
LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACTS POLICY AND DATA REVIEW COMMITTEE
Note: Sections 5 to 11, chapter 687, Oregon Laws 2001, provide:
Sec. 5. The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:
(1) Surveys of the trust and confidence placed by Oregonians in state and local law enforcement indicate that there are Oregonians who believe that some law enforcement officers have engaged in practices that inequitably and unlawfully discriminate against individuals solely on the basis of their race, color or national origin.
(2) State and local law enforcement agencies can perform their missions more effectively when all Oregonians have trust and confidence that law enforcement stops and other contacts with individuals are free from inequitable and unlawful discrimination based on race, color or national origin.
(3) Representatives of community interest groups and state and local law enforcement agencies agree that collecting certain demographic data about contacts between individuals and state or local law enforcement officers will provide a statistical foundation to ensure that future contacts are free from inequitable and unlawful discrimination based on race, color or national origin.
(4) Demographic data collection can establish a factual and quantifiable foundation for measuring progress in eliminating discrimination based on race, color or national origin during law enforcement stops and other contacts with individuals, but data collection alone does not provide a sufficient basis for corrective action. Proper analysis of the demographic data and enactment of meaningful reforms in response to the results of that analysis require careful consideration of all relevant factors including the context of the community in which the data has been collected.
(5) It is the goal of this state that all law enforcement agencies perform their missions without inappropriate use of race, color or national origin as the basis for law enforcement actions. This goal may be achieved by providing assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies and the communities that they serve.
(6) This state shall foster, encourage and support the collection and analysis of demographic data by state and local law enforcement agencies. [2001 c.687 §5]
Sec. 6. (1) There is created the Law Enforcement Contacts Policy and Data Review Committee consisting of 11 members appointed by the Governor on or before October 1, 2001.
(2) The purpose of the committee is to receive and analyze demographic data to ensure that law enforcement agencies perform their missions without inequitable or unlawful discrimination based on race, color or national origin.
(3) To achieve its purpose, the committee shall collect and analyze demographic data to:
(a) Provide information to assist communities and state and local law enforcement agencies in evaluating the policies, training and procedures of law enforcement agencies regarding the treatment of individuals during stops and other contacts with law enforcement;
(b) Inform state and local law enforcement agencies and communities about law enforcement practices; and
(c) Provide opportunities for communities and state and local law enforcement agencies to work together to increase public trust and confidence in law enforcement and to enhance the capacity of communities and law enforcement agencies to provide more effective public safety services.
(4) The committee shall:
(a) Solicit demographic data concerning law enforcement stops and other contacts between state and local law enforcement agencies and individuals;
(b) Publicize programs, procedures and policies from communities that have made progress toward eliminating discrimination based on race, color or national origin during law enforcement stops and other contacts with individuals;
(c) Provide technical assistance, including refinement of the minimum data elements as necessary for effective analysis, to state and local law enforcement agencies that desire to begin collecting demographic data;
(d) Provide technical assistance to communities and state and local law enforcement agencies that desire to engage in local efforts to involve individuals in the establishment and implementation of programs, procedures and policies that will advance the goal of section 5 of this 2001 Act;
(e) Obtain resources for independent analysis and interpretation of demographic data collected by state or local law enforcement agencies;
(f) Accept and analyze demographic data collected by a state or local law enforcement agency if requested by a state or local law enforcement agency and if resources are available; and
(g) Report to the public the results of analyses of demographic data.
(5) In carrying out its purpose, the committee may not receive or analyze any data unless the data for each reported contact includes at least the following information:
(a) The reason for the law enforcement stop or other contact;
(b) The law enforcement officer’s perception of the race, color or national origin of the individual involved in the contact;
(c) The individual’s gender;
(d) The individual’s age;
(e) Whether a search was conducted in connection with the contact, and if so, what resulted from the search;
(f) The disposition of the law enforcement action, if any, resulting from the contact; and
(g) Additional data as recommended by the committee that state and local law enforcement agencies should collect and submit.
(6) Data received by the committee for analysis under this section may not identify a particular law enforcement officer or a particular individual whose demographic data is collected by a state or local law enforcement agency.
(7) Members of the committee shall appoint a chairperson from the members of the committee. Members of the committee are not entitled to compensation or expenses and shall serve on the committee on a volunteer basis.
(8) The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall provide administrative support staff necessary to the performance of the functions of the committee.
(9) All agencies, departments and officers of this state are requested to assist the committee in the performance of its functions and to furnish such information and advice as the members of the committee consider necessary to perform their functions.
(10) The committee shall make findings and issue recommendations for action to achieve the purpose of this section. The committee shall submit a report containing its findings and recommendations to the appropriate interim legislative committees on or before December 1, 2002, and annually thereafter on or before December 1.
(11) After completion of the analysis of the data from at least two state or local law enforcement agencies, the committee may recommend the collection of additional data elements.
(12) This section does not prohibit a state or local law enforcement agency from collecting data in addition to the minimum information required in subsection (5) of this section. [2001 c.687 §6]
Sec. 7. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall provide $300,000 to the Law Enforcement Contacts Policy and Data Review Committee for the purposes of section 6 of this 2001 Act from moneys allocated to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission by the Legislative Assembly for the biennium beginning July 1, 2001. [2001 c.687 §7]
Sec. 8. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission may accept contributions of funds from the United States, its agencies, or from any other source, public or private, and agree t