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Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders

Oregon Ballot Measure - Measure 57

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Drugs

Summary

This measure increases criminal sentences for persons convicted of certain high-quantity or repeat drug crimes, or repeat property crimes. The measure also requires that:
- Certain drug treatment offenders be provided with appropriate treatment services.
- Certain offenders be punished for failing to successfully complete a drug or alcohol treatment program.
- Grants be provided to counties to assisting in funding jail operations, drug courts, treatment services and intensive supervision of drug-addicted offenders on probation, parole, or post-prison supervision.

(The official summary includes two tables which cannot be reproduced here. To view them, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State's website.)

This measure is presented by the Legislative Assembly as an alternative to Ballot Measure 61 and provides that if both receive majority "yes" votes, only the measure receiving the greater number of "yes" votes will become law.

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