77th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2013 Regular Session

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LC 3638

                         House Bill 3412

Sponsored by Representative KENY-GUYER; Representatives DEMBROW,
  LIVELY, Senator HASS

                             SUMMARY

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
introduced.

  Establishes Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence.
  Sunsets task force on date of convening of 2015 regular session
of Legislative Assembly.
  Declares emergency, effective on passage.

                        A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to gun violence; and declaring an emergency.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
  SECTION 1. { +  (1) The Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence is
established, consisting of five members appointed as follows:
  (a) The President of the Senate shall appoint two members from
among members of the Senate.
  (b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint
three members from among members of the House of Representatives.
  (2) The task force shall:
  (a) Study the underlying causes of and means of reducing
violence caused by firearms; and
  (b) Draft proposed legislation with the purpose of reducing gun
violence.
  (3) The task force may hold hearings and hear testimony for the
purpose of gathering information on reducing gun violence.
  (4) A majority of the voting members of the task force
constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
  (5) Official action by the task force requires the approval of
a majority of the voting members of the task force.
  (6) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as
chairperson.
  (7) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing
authority shall make an appointment to become immediately
effective.
  (8) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by
the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting
members of the task force.
  (9) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation
of the task force.
  (10) The task force may presession file legislation in the
manner provided in ORS 171.130 for interim committees. All
legislation recommended by official action of the task force must
indicate that it is introduced at the request of the task force.

  (11) The task force shall report to the Legislative Assembly in
the manner provided in ORS 192.245 at any time within 30 days
after its final meeting or at such later time as the President
and Speaker may designate.
  (12) The Legislative Administrator may employ persons necessary
for the performance of the functions of the task force.  The
Legislative Administrator shall fix the duties and amounts of
compensation of these employees. The task force shall use the
services of continuing legislative staff, without employing
additional persons, to the greatest extent possible.
  (13) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS
174.111, are directed to assist the task force in the performance
of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to
confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the
members of the task force consider necessary to perform their
duties. + }
  SECTION 2.  { + Section 1 of this 2013 Act is repealed on the
date of the convening of the 2015 regular session of the
Legislative Assembly as specified in ORS 171.010. + }
  SECTION 3.  { + This 2013 Act being necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency
is declared to exist, and this 2013 Act takes effect on its
passage. + }
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