SB 576 : Kaylee’s Law: Higher Standards and Increased Accountability for Oregon College Security Services

Position: Support Status: Senate Judiciary Committee

Provides professional standards for community college and university security teams. Ensures that individuals can only be arrested or detained under appropriate circumstances and are not subject to "stop and frisk" actions other than by actual police officers. Provides guidance on outward appearance of non-police uniforms and vehicles from those of certified law enforcement agencies so individuals can know if they are dealing with actual police officers.


April 8: Passed out of Senate Judiciary Committee on a unanimous vote. March 13: Public Hearing and work session scheduled January 17: Referred to Judiciary January 14: Introduced at the request of Crystal and Jamie Sawyer, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Student's Association, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

These higher standards could have prevented the kidnap, rape, and murder of Kaylee Sawyer, a student at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon.