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Racial and Ethnic Impact Statements, requested by at least one member of the Legislative Assembly from each major political party, are prepared by the Criminal Justice Commission and describe the effects of proposed legislation on the racial and ethnic composition of the criminal offender population or recipients of human services. These analyses must include an estimate of how proposed legislation would change the composition of the criminal offender population or recipients of human services, a statement of the methodologies and assumptions used in preparing estimate, and if the racial and ethnic impact statement addresses the effect of proposed legislation on the criminal offender population, an estimate of the racial and ethnic composition of crime victims who may be affected. 


Documents

Racial and Ethnic Statement Backgrounds

 

​SB 463 (2013):

Requires Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to create, upon written request of one member of Legislative Assembly from each major political party, racial and ethnic impact statement for proposed legislation or state measure. Requires that statement pertaining to state measure be printed in voters' pamphlet. Requires state agencies awarding grants to corporations or other legal entities to include racial and ethnic impact statement as part of grant application. Sunsets January 2, 2018.

§ 137.656¹
Purpose and duties of commission

​§ 251.185¹
Measures, estimates, statements and arguments included in voters pamphlet


​The Criminal Justice Commission will receive written notification from one member of the Legislative Assembly from each major political party that a racial and ethnic impact analysis for proposed legislation or state measure is required.

The Executive Director will review the legislation and inform the analysis team.

The analysis team will review the legislation, work with agencies to get appropriate information to make impact determination, and if crime-based legislation, will send the legislation to the Oregon Advocacy Commission to inform policy makers of the impact to victims.

The Criminal Justice Commission will return the racial and ethnic impact analysis to Legislative Assembly members upon completion of the impact analysis.​
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​​For more information, contact:
Ann Leymon
Criminologist
(503) 378-2654
Ann.Leymon@Oregon.gov
Kelly Officer
SAC Director
(503) 378-378-6224
Kelly.J.Officer@Oregon.gov