SALEM, Ore. – Senate Democrats today passed Senate Bill 1510, despite questions about the constitutionality of certain provisions. This is the second time in two days, Democrats have ignored legal advice to pass legislation that is constitutionally suspect.
The bill would prohibit law enforcement from enforcing laws about properly functioning headlights and taillights on Oregon’s roads.
“This bill will make our community and roads more dangerous at a time when crime is on the rise,” said Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend). “Soft-on-crime policies like these are what is causing Oregonians to feel unsafe in their homes, now they will feel unsafe on the roads.”
The bill also allows a judge to waive requirements for people on probation to hold fulltime employment or schooling.
SB 1510 passed despite bipartisan opposition, 16-11. The bill will now be taken up by the House of Representatives.