HB 4002 creates a new misdemeanor crime for drug possession. It was paired with SB 5204, which provides new funding for behavioral health and treatment programs.

Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW), KGW Staff
Published: 12:06 PM PDT April 1, 2024

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek signed House Bill 4002 on Monday, according to the legislature’s information system, officially rolling back a key portion of Measure 110 and recriminalizing drug possession in the state. The bill was one of the most significant pieces of legislation to emerge from the 2024 session, passing with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

In a letter dated Monday and addressed to Senate President Rob Wagner and House Speaker Julie Fahey, Kotek said the bill, together with its treatment-focused companion Senate Bill 5204, “represents a package that encourages treatment first, while balancing the need for accountability.” Read more.