Bill increases penalties for assaulting Oregon rangers

What does the project do?

Oregon House project 2011 Proposes increasing penalties for assaulting park and recreation staff. It carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $125,000 fine, or both.

It defines a parks and recreation employee as an employee or person employed by the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation or a department of parks and recreation or a city, county, tribal or special district entity.

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According to state and federal officials, the number of rangers being attacked and harassed by visitors at campgrounds, on trails or other recreational areas has increased over the past few years.

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