by: Aimee Plante, Lisa Balick
Posted: Apr 1, 2024 / 12:28 PM PDT
Updated: Apr 2, 2024 / 08:27 AM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has signed a bill that will once again make it a crime to be caught with small amounts of illicit drugs in the state.

House Bill 4002 effectively reverses Measure 110, which has received mixed feedback since it was approved by voters in 2020.

In a previous statement, Gov. Kotek said she intended to sign the bill within 30 days of its passage in the Oregon Senate in early March.

“I intend to sign House Bill 4002 and the related prevention and treatment investments within the next 30 days. As Governor, my focus is on implementation. My office will work closely with each implementing authority to set expectations, specifically in response to the Criminal Justice Center’s Racial Equity Impact Statement, which projected disproportionate impacts to communities of color and the accompanying concerns raised by advocates. House Bill 4002 will require persistent action and commitment from state and local government to uphold the intent that the legislature put forward: to balance treatment for individuals struggling with addiction and accountability.”

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