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2019R1 SB 1013 B


This bill reclassifies current manners of committing aggravated murder as murder in the first degree, thus removing death penalty as an option in sentencing. Removes 'future dangerousness' as factor for jury to determine when deciding on sentence of death.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Oregon voters have consistently supported the death penalty for aggravated murder. This bill chips away at the murders which can be classified as aggravated and thus eligible for the death penalty, thus overriding the will of Oregon citizens. One of the purposes of the death penalty is to ensure that perpetrator never kills again. To remove 'future dangerousness' as a factor in weighing the death penalty, completely removes one of the most important reasons the death penalty exists.

Limited Government
This is Oregon legislators again trying to override the will of the citizens. Murder of two or more people would now be classified as aggravated only if it is shown that the murder was committed in an attempt to intimidate a civilian population or influence government policy (terrorism). Also being removed are murders committed in an effort to conceal the commission of a crime, or to conceal the identity of the perpetrator of a crime, and murders by officials such as police and probation officers. These would now be reclassified as murder I or II.



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