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1999 Oregon Legislative Session

Anti-Father Bills that died
Senate Bills
122 393 1219
House Bills
2233 2330 2696
2697 2810
Anti-Father Bills Passed and signed by the Governor - These bills were supported by your Senator and Representative
Senate Bills
29 79 319
1075
House Bills
2204 2224 2225
2228 2232 2234

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.


Senate Bill 29 (Introduced)
Senate Bill 29 (Engrossed A)
Senate Bill 29 (Senate Amendments)
Senate Bill 29 (Engrossed B)
Senate Bill 29 (House Amendments)
Makes permanent temporary child support provisions. Declares emergency, effective on passage. (at the request of Senate Interim Judiciary Committee for the Family Law section of the Oregon State Bar)

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: This bills would do away with judicial or administrative hearings for child support and do away with the need for advance notice to the obligor of the withholding.

Status
1-11(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
1-12 Referred to Judiciary.
1-27 Public Hearing held.
2-3 Work Session held.
2-9 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)
2-10 Second reading.
2-11 Carried over to 02-12 by unanimous consent.
2-12 Third Reading. Carried by Bryant. Passed. Ayes, 27 --Excused, 1--Gordly, Attending Legislative Business, 2----Nelson, President Adams.
2-15(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-16 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
2-24 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
3-2 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed B-Engrossed.
3-4 Second reading.
3-5 Third reading. Carried by Uherbelau. Passed. Ayes, 37 --Nays, 20, Atkinson, Beyer, Close, Gianella, Harper, Knopp, Kropf, Krummel, Kruse, Lewis, Messerle, Minnis, Montgomery, Morgan, Simmons, Starr, Sunseri, Welsh, Wilson, Witt, Excused, 2--Strobeck, Westlund, Excused for business of the House, 1----Patridge.
3-11(S) Senate concurred in House amendments and repassed bill. Ayes, 26 --Excused, 1--Fisher, Attending Legislative Business, 3----Brown, Ferrioli, Gordly.
4-8 President signed.
4-9(H) Speaker signed.
4-23 Governor signed.


Senate Bill 79 (Introduced)
Senate Bill 79 (Engrossed)
Senate Bill 79 (Senate Amendments)
Establishes method of renewing restraining order based on allegations of child abuse (at the request of Senate Interim Judiciary Committee for the Judicial Department).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: This bill does not address or define sanctions for false allegations. See Oregon statistics on child abuse.

Status
1-13(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk. Referred to Judiciary.
1-20 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
1-25 Work Session held.
1-28 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)
1-29 Second reading.
2-1 Third Reading. Carried by Brown. Passed. Ayes, 25 --Excused, 1--George, Attending Legislative Business, 4----Burdick, Ferrioli, Hartung, Shields.
2-2(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-3 Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Law.
3-3 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session schedule
3-4 Recommendation: Do pass.
3-5 Second reading.
3-8 Third reading. Carried by Gianella. Passed. Ayes, 60.
4-9(S) President signed.
4-12(H) Speaker signed.
4-20(S) Governor signed. Chapter 65, 1999 Laws.
4-23 Governor signed.


Senate Bill 122 (Introduced)
Appropriates moneys out of General Fund for biennium beginning July 1, 1999, to Department of Higher Education to expand First Steps program(at the request of Senate Interim Education Committee).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: Fatherlessness is the #1 indicator for delinquent children yet this bill asks for $600.000 from the tax payer to be spent on a program in Eugene to prevent the antisocial behavior patterns that lead to delinquency and subsequent criminal activity in children. FATHERS ONLINE has a better program; FATHERS! Check out Father Facts for statistics on fatherless children.

Status
1-11(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
1-12 Referred to Ways and Means.


Senate Bill 319 (Introduced)
Modifies provisions dealing with peace officer's responsibilities when responding to incident of domestic violence. Allows court to order emergency monetary relief when entering family abuse restraining order. Modifies provisions relating to release of defendant charged with offense that constitutes domestic violence (at the request of Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D.).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: FATHERS ONLINE condemns all forms of domestic violence, but wants to publicize the fact that every responsible study shows that women commit at least equal violence against men. The State of Oregon currently does not recognize male victims of domestic violence even though it has a Family violence prevention program, 108.610, where the money goes solely to agencies that do not provide services for male victims of domestic violence. From the mere allegation of domestic violence, this bill would allow the court to order the person alleged to pay the person accusing, without due process! This bill has no safeguards for false and/or frivolous allegations.

Status
1-29(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk. Referred to Judiciary.
2-10 Public Hearing held.
3-15 Work Session held.
3-18 Recommendation: Do pass. Second reading.
3-19 Third Reading. Carried by Courtney. Passed. Ayes, 25 --Nays, 1, Hannon, Excused, 2--Dukes, Miller, Attending Legislative Business, 2----Qutub, President Adams.
3-22(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
3-24 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
5-12 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
5-17 Work Sessio held.
5-25 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
5-27 Second reading.
5-28 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Tuesday, June 1 Calendar.
6-1 Third reading. Carried by Uherbelau. Passed. Ayes, 54 --Absent, 1--Atkinson, Excused, 1--Simmons, Excused for business of the House, 4----Lewis, Lowe, Lundquist, Starr.


Senate Bill 393 (Introduced)
Requires hospital or person assisting at birth to ask mother to identify father of child. Requires State Registrar to submit report to State Office for Services to Children and Families when unmarried woman under 17 years of age gives birth. Specifies content of report. Requires state office to refer cases reported by registrar to local multidisciplinary team for investigation and subsequent referral to district attorney. (at the request of Department of Justice)

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: This is an addition to the voluntary paternity acknowledgement that mothers are arm twisted into filling out. The main purpose of this bill is to collect child support. This bill does not have any safegaurds for a false accusations. Foe more info on paternity see the Paternity Information Page.

Status
1-22(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk. Referred to Health and Human Services, then Judiciary.
2-10 Public Hearing held.
4-7 Work Session held.
4-14 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and subsequent referral to Judiciary be rescinded. (Printed A-Eng.) Subsequent referral to Judiciary rescinded by order of the President.
4-15 Second reading.
4-16 Taken from 04-16 Calendar and placed on 04-21 Calendar by unanimous consent.
4-21 Motion to take from 04-21 Calendar and rerefer to Health and Human Services carried on voice vote.


Senate Bill 1075 (Introduced)
SB 1075 (Senate Amendments)
SB 1075 (Engrossed A)

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: A sneaky move away bill and creates a race to the courthouse. Listen to public testimony on the Fathers Online Audio Page.

Status
3-30(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
3-31 Referred to Judiciary.
4-16 Public Hearing held.
5-4 Work Session held.
5-7 Work Session held.
5-17 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)
5-18 Second reading.
5-19 Third Reading. Carried by Qutub. Passed. Ayes, 28 --Excused, 1--Lim, Attending Legislative Business, 1----President Adams.
5-20(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
5-26 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
6-2 Recommendation: Do pass.
6-3 Second reading.
6-4 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Monday, June 7 Calendar.
6-7 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Tuesday, June 8 Calendar.
6-8 Third reading. Carried by Minnis. Passed. Ayes, 48 --Absent, 2--Beck, Deckert, Excused, 1--Montgomery, Excused for business of the House, 9----Atkinson, Devlin, Gianella, Kafoury, Kruse, Merkley, Morgan, Taylor, Welsh.


Senate Bill 1219 (Introduced)
Permits suspension of professional, occupational or Oregon Liquor Control Commission license, certificate, permit or registration if holder allows child support obligor to work under license, certificate, permit or registration under certain conditions. Sponsored by Senator CORCORAN.

Status
3-31(S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
4-1 Referred to General Government.
4-22 Public Hearing held.
4-27 Public Hearing held.
4-29 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
5-7 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)
5-10(S) Second reading.
5-11 Carried over to 05-12 by unanimous consent.
5-12 Third Reading. Carried by Corcoran. Passed. Ayes, 20 --Nays, 9, Ferrioli, George, Hannon, Nelson, Qutub, Shannon, Starr, Timms, Wilde, Attending Legislative Business, 1----Courtney.
5-13(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to General Government.


House Bill 2204 (Introduced)
Allows administrator or court to order support for offender placed in custody of Oregon Youth Authority after prosecution as adult. Allows Department of Human Resources to provide support enforcement services for such support order (at the request of Oregon Youth Authority).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Survey on Child Health, Washington, DC, 1993.

Status
1-28(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-2 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
2-15 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled.
3-16 Work Session scheduled.
3-22 Recommendation: Do pass.
3-23 Second reading.
3-24 Third reading. Carried by Wells. Passed. Ayes, 59 --Nays, 1, Jenson.
3-25(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk.
3-29 Referred to Judiciary.
4-12 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled.
4-16 Recommendation: Do pass. Second reading.
4-19 Carried over to 04-20 by unanimous consent.
4-20 Carried over to 04-21 by unanimous consent.
4-21 Carried over to 04-22 by unanimous consent.
4-22 Carried over to 04-23 by unanimous consent.
4-23 Carried over to 04-26 by unanimous consent.
4-26 Carried over to 04-27 by unanimous consent.
4-27 Carried over to 04-28 by unanimous consent.
4-28 Third Reading. Carried by Courtney. Passed. Ayes, 27 --Excused, 2--Beyer, Shannon, Attending Legislative Business, 1----Dukes.
5-24(H) Speaker signed.
5-25(S) President signed.


House Bill 2224 (Introduced)

Changes reference to date of entry of support order to effective date of support order in provision relating to administrative review and possible modification of support order.
Modifies provisions relating to agreements for cooperative delivery of child support enforcement services between Indian tribes or tribal organizations and Department of Human Resources.
Exempts certain judgments for support payments from requirement of filing lien certificate before lien attaches to real property of judgment debtor.
Specifies to whom request for noninitiation or termination of income withholding must be made. Specifies that certain orders for income withholding are not subject to contest.
Amends definition of support enforcement agency for purposes of Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (at the request of Department of Justice).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: Caution - Specifies that certain orders for income withholding are not subject to contest.

Status
1-28(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
3-11 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
3-17 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
3-19 Second reading.
3-22 Third reading. Carried by Uherbelau. Passed. Ayes, 60.
3-23(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk.
3-24 Referred to Judiciary.
5-24 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
5-26 Work Session held.
5-27 Work Session held.
6-4 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng. bill to resolve conflicts. (Printed B-Eng.)
6-7 Second reading.
6-8 Third Reading. Carried by Brown. Passed. Ayes, 28 --Attending Legislative Business, 2----Timms, President Adams. Shannon, absent when roll was called, granted unanimous consent to be recorded as voting aye.
6-10(H) House concurred in Senate amendments and repassed measure. Ayes, 60.


House Bill 2225 (Introduced)
Establishes that support payments made through Department of Justice must be applied and distributed according to rules adopted by Department of Human Resources. Directs Department of Human Resources to adopt rules consistent with federal regulations for application and distribution of certain support payments (at the request of Department of Justice).

Status
1-28(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
3-25 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled.
4-5 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
4-7 Second reading.
4-8 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Friday, April 9 Calendar.
4-9 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Monday, April 12 Calendar.
4-12 Third reading. Carried by Wells. Passed. Ayes, 54 --Excused, 1--Patridge, Excused for business of the House, 5----Krummel, Mannix, Prozanski, Simmons, Walker.
4-13(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk.
4-14 Referred to Judiciary.
6-10 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
6-18 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng. bill to resolve conflicts. (Printed B-Eng.)
6-21 Second reading.
6-22 Third Reading. Carried by Duncan. Passed. Ayes, 23 --Attending Legislative Business, 7----Brown, Burdick, Castillo, Derfler, Dukes, Ferrioli, Trow.
6-24(H) House concurred in Senate amendments and repassed measure. Ayes, 54 --Absent, 3--Harper, Lundquist, Piercy, Excused, 1--Hopson, Excused for business of the House, 2----Krummel, Taylor.


House Bill 2228 (Introduced)
House Bill 2228 (Engrossed)
House Bill 2228 (House Amendments)
Modifies certain procedures used by support enforcement agencies. Allows use of notice of intent only for purpose of establishing support arrearages (at the request of Department of Justice).

Status
1-28(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
2-3 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
2-8 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
2-11 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
2-15 Second reading.
2-16 Rules suspended. Taken from today's Calendar and placed in proper order on Wednesday, February 17 Calendar.
2-17 Third reading. Carried by Shetterly. Passed. Ayes, 53 --Excused, 2--Harper, Minnis, Excused for business of the House, 5----Backlund, Lundquist, Ross, Wilson, Witt.
2-18(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk.
2-19 Referred to Judiciary.
3-15 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
3-19 Recommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill. Second reading.
3-22 Third Reading. Carried by Brown. Passed. Ayes, 28 --Excused, 2--Miller, Wilde.
4-16(S) President signed.
4-16(H) Speaker signed.


House Bill 2232 (Introduced)
Deletes time limitation (six months) on use of alternative address for service of legal documents in support enforcement proceeding (at the request of Department of Justice).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: The Department of Justice isn't concerned about an accurate address, any old address will do. Gives new meaning to the "Department of Justice".

Status
1-20(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
1-25 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
2-1 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
2-3 Recommendation: Do pass.
2-4 Second reading.
2-5 Third reading. Carried by Shetterly. Passed. Ayes, 49 --Excused, 11--Beck, Devlin, Kropf, Krummel, Lehman, Lokan, Montgomery, Taylor, Walker, Wells, Witt.
2-8(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk. Referred to Judiciary.
3-15 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
3-19 Recommendation: Do pass. Second reading.
3-22 Carried over to 03-23 by unanimous consent.
3-23 Carried over to 03-24 by unanimous consent.
3-24 Carried over to 03-25 by unanimous consent.
3-25 Carried over to 03-29 by unanimous consent.
3-29 Third Reading. Carried by Tarno. Passed. Ayes, 25 --Excused, 1--Fisher, Attending Legislative Business, 4----Qutub, Starr, Timms, President Adams
4-16 President signed.
4-16(H) Speaker signed.


House Bill 2233 (Introduced)
Modifies definition of obligee for purposes of statutes dealing with domestic relations and support enforcement (at the request of Department of Justice).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: A back door bill concerning child support over 18.

Status
1-21(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.


House Bill 2234 (Introduced)
House Bill 2234 (Engrossed)
House Bill 2234 (House Amendments)
Allows motion for modification of support order any time support enforcement services are being provided (at the request of Department of Justice).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: With this bill you can expect a letter in the mail at any time, or with the passage of HB 2232 you might not even get a letter.

Status
1-21(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.
2-3 Public Hearing held.
3-11 Work Session held.
3-17 Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
3-19 Second reading.
3-22 Third reading. Carried by Backlund. Passed. Ayes, 60.
3-23(S) First reading. Referred to President's desk.
3-24 Referred to Judiciary.
6-10 Public Hearing and Work Session held.
6-14 Recommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill. Second reading.
6-15 Third Reading. Carried by Nelson. Passed. Ayes, 28 --Attending Legislative Business, 2----Brown, Lim.


House Bill 2330 (Introduced)
Creates crimes of domestic violence (at the request of House Interim Judiciary Committee).

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: FATHERS ONLINE condemns all forms of domestic violence, but wants to publicize the fact that every responsible study shows that women commit at least equal violence against men. The State of Oregon currently does not recognize male victims of domestic violence even though it has a Family violence prevention program, 108.610, where the money goes solely to agencies that do not provide services for male victims of domestic violence. This bill does not contain any provisions to discourage or penalize false allegations of domestic violence. For more info see the domestic violence page.

Status
1-13(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
1-15 Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Law.
1-28 Public Hearing and Work Session held.


House Bill 2696 (Introduced)
Limits grandparent's visitation rights in child custody cases. Limits visitation "rights to times when the legal parent, who is the child of the legal grandparent, is entitled to have physical custody of the child." By Representative LOWE

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: Not only would this bill reduce visitation for grandparents but it would also reduce visitation for fathers. Prisoners in jail get visitation privileges, whatever happened to parenting time? (See SB243 that past the 1997 Oregon Legislature)

Status
2-19(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-23 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.


Senate Bill 2697 (Introduced)
Relating to increase of marriage license fee to $50 to increase Domestic Violence Fund. By Representative PIERCY, Senator BROWN; Representative TAYLOR, Senator BURDICK (at the request of Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence)

FATHERS ONLINE Comment: Currently, Oregon men pay at least 50% of this fee that goes into the Domestic Violence Fund, yet the committee which disperses these funds does not include any males or represent any agencies that provide services for male victims of domestic violence. This bill would further entrench the fact that the State of Oregon does not recognize male victims of domestic violence. This is unacceptable. FATHERS ONLINE recommendation: Require that these funds be used for agencies that provide services to females as well as male victims of domestic violence.
FATHERS ONLINE condemns all forms of domestic violence, but wants to publicize the fact that every responsible study shows that women commit at least equal violence against men. For more info see the domestic violence page.

Status
2-19(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-25 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
3-8 Public Hearing held.


House Bill 2810 (Introduced)
Makes abuse of one parent by other parent primary factor for determining custody of minor child. Sponsored by Representative MORRISETTE

Status
2-17(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2-19 Referred to Judiciary - Civil Law.





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