â€œDemocrats are intentionally putting felons inside the classroomâ€
which would allow individuals convicted of drug dealing, sex crimes into K-12 settings, and open the door to convicted criminals working and volunteering in K-12 educational settings has passed out of the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. It is now headed to the House Committee on Education. The bill is sponsored by Representative Bynum (D-Clackamas), Senator Michael Dembrow (D-Portland), and former State Representative Diego Hernandez (D-Portland).
would create a pathway for individuals charged and convicted of crimes such as manufacturing and/or delivering hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and meth or prostitutionâ€”including crimes targeting children within 1,000 feet of a schoolâ€”to be eligible to work in school settings.
â€œItâ€™s completely unacceptable that the Salem supermajority is intentionally putting felons inside the classroom and on the playground with our kids, even when their crimes included making and selling hard drugs next door to a school,â€ said House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby.) â€œKeeping our children safe means keeping convicted criminals out of our classrooms.â€
would let the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, the state agency in charge of licensing teachers, allow individuals convicted of certain crimes to work in a classroom setting. If HB 2942
passes, Oregonâ€™s youngest students could be in the care of role models who will guide their social and emotional development and stand at the head of a classroom with convictions that include:
- Unlawful manufacturing within 1,000 feet of a school of: hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, heroin, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances.
- Unlawful delivery within 1,000 feet of a school of: hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, heroin, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances.
- Unlawful delivery of hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, cocaine and methamphetamine.
The hearing in the House Committee On Education is scheduled for March 30 at 1:00pm.
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