Legislative Session 1999
Below are some audio links to selected testimony.
complain about child support? Ever wonder how laws concerning child
support become law? Listen to the Senate Judiciary Committee have
a public hearing and work session on HB 2225 and HB 2234.
Both bills take a total of 6 minutes for public testimony, work
sessions and are passed out of committee with do-pass recommendations.
Wham bam thank you ma'am, another child support regulation goes
through committee without opposition. HB 2225 deals with unclaimed
child support (why not give it back to the person who paid it, or
use it to support visitation!). The Oregon Division of State of
Lands wants to get its hands on this money but the Oregon Department
of Justice would like to keep this unclaimed money in a child support
account (earning interest), because if the money is given to the
state, the federal government will reduce the amount of federal
money Oregon gets for its child support enforcement program. Audio
runs from start until 6:00.
5-26-99 Public Testimony and Work Session on SB 1075 - a
bill that modifies factors court must consider in determining child
custody in domestic relations matters. Specifies conditions for
parenting time of abusive parent. Allows petitioner under Family
Abuse Prevention Act to move residence more than 60 miles from abusive
parent if court does not award parenting time to abusive parent.
This is a sneaky move away bill. Time runs from start to 26:00.
At the 12:30 mark listen to a committee woman state that the rebuttable
presumption in this bill is a "big burden". Also listen to how these
"race to the court" laws are used to gain an advantage in child
custody. Please note that the State of Oregon does NOT recognize
male victims of domestic violence. House Judiciary - Civil Law.
5-17-99 Work Session on anti father SB 319 - (See below for
bill description) Gets passed out of committee, next stop Senate
Floor. Audio runs from 6:00 until 15:00. House Judiciary - Civil
Testimony on anti father SB 319 - which modifies provisions
dealing with peace officer's responsibilities when responding to
incident of domestic violence and allows court to order emergency
monetary relief when entering family abuse restraining order. This
would also order "relief" to the alleged victim, in other words
this bill would encourage getting a restraining order for the purpose
of getting "play money" from the "alleged" perpetrator. It is recommended
that you listen to the whole session, it lasts only 43 minutes and
gives interesting insight into restraining orders. SB 318
is from start to 22:00. At the 14:00 mark, listen to the female
representative from the Oregon CADSV blame men and paint women as
the only victims of DV. Note the statistic she states that 393 women
were murdered by their husbands in 1996, but no mentioned of how
many men were murdered by their wives, why not? Please note that
the State of Oregon does not recognize male victims of DV. SB
319 runs from 22:00 and again frames the DV issue as women vs.
men. House Judiciary - Civil Law.
Testimony on father friendly SB 1097 - Creates Commission
for Fathers and Families. This was the second Public Hearing
on the bill with the Senate Health and Human Services Committee,
it made it out of committee with a do pass recommendation, only
to die in the Ways and Means. Advance to the 1:47:30 mark for
the start of public testimony on SB 1097.
Public Testimony on father friendly SB 1097 - Creates
Commission for Fathers and Families. Senate Health and Human
Services Committee. Advance to the 1:07:00 mark for the start
of public testimony on SB 1097.
Testimony on HB 3451, HB 2803, and HB 3452. See descriptions below.
House Judiciary - Civil Law.
- Concerning joint custody, from start to 30:00 and 1:28:00
to 1:47:00. Listen to riveting testimony of how easy it is
for one parent to move away. At the 20:00 mark listen to the
committee talk about domestic violence, and then the testifying
Grandmother informs the committee that it was the mother who
was violent...listen to the silence!
- Relating to financial responsibility for child of minor
parent, would have Grandparents pay for minor childs children.
At the 42:00 mark, listen to representative Hill say that
fathers get off "scotch free". WOW, you can contact representative
Hill at email@example.com.
Testimony runs from 30:00 to 47:00 and 1:47:00 to 1:59:00.
- Relating to enforcement of parenting time, from 47:00 to
1:28:00. Listen to the committee drill David Neball from the
Oregon Law Center (1:06:00) who is testifying against this
bill. Listen as the committee makes David squirm.
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