Measure 57

Explanatory Statement

This measure increases criminal sentences for persons convicted of certain high-quantity or repeat drug crimes, or repeat property crimes. The measure also requires that:

This measure requires that courts shall sentence persons convicted of the following crimes as follows:

Crime Current Sentencing Guideline Range Depending on the Facts of the Case and Criminal History Measure 57 Sentence
Manufacturing or dealing 500 or more grams of meth or cocaine, or 100 grams or more of heroin or ecstasy Probation to 45 months 58 to 130 months
Manufacturing or dealing 100 or more grams of meth or cocaine, or 50 grams or more of heroin or ecstasy Probation to 45 months 34 to 72 months
Dealing meth, cocaine, ecstasy, or heroin to persons under 18. Provides exception if person is less than three years older than minor, unless dealer is a repeat offender. Probation to 45 months 34 to 72 months
Stealing $10,000 or more from a victim who is 65 years of age or older Probation to 30 months 16 to 45 months
Repeat offense of manufacturing or dealing controlled substance other than marijuana Probation to 45 months Up to 45 months (Directs Judge not to give probation if prison sentence is called for in sentencing guidelines.)

This measure modifies the presumptive sentences imposed upon repeat drug and repeat property offenders as follows:

Crime Current Sentencing Range Measure 57 Sentence
Repeat property offender 13 or 19 months if this is offender's second conviction for serious property crimes, or 5th conviction for common property crimes. 18 or 24 months if this is offender's second conviction for serious property crimes, or second conviction for common property crimes within 3 years of supervision, 2 months for each additional conviction.
Repeat identity theft with prior convictions for certain crimes 13 months if this is offender's second conviction for serious property crimes, or 5th conviction for common property crimes. 24 months if this is offender's second conviction for serious property crimes, or second conviction for common property crimes within 3 years of supervision, 2 months for each additional conviction.
Repeat Mail theft with prior convictions for certain crimes Probation to 12 months 18 months if this is offender's second conviction for serious property crimes, or second conviction for common property crimes within 3 years of supervision, 2 months for additional conviction.

This measure is presented by the Legislative Assembly as an alternative to Ballot Measure 61 and provides that if both measures receive a majority of "yes" votes, only the measure receiving the greater number of "yes" votes will become law.

Committee Members: Appointed by:
Senator Floyd Prozanski President of the Senate
Representative Greg Macpherson Speaker of the House
Steve Doell Secretary of State
Kevin Mannix Secretary of State
James M. Brown Members of the Committee

(This committee was appointed to provide an impartial explanation of the ballot measure pursuant to ORS 251.215.)