New bill proposed to minimize discrimination

HB3216 would let someone sue in small claims court for "unlawfully summoning a police officer."

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 8:40 AM

You might remember the story about a man kicked out of a Portland hotel for, as his lawyers state, "talking on the phone while black."

That man is now backing a new Oregon bill that is heading to a committee vote next week. 

HB3216 would let someone sue in small claims court for "unlawfully summoning a police officer."

The bill would cover anyone who believes having the police called on them qualified as discrimination under the constitution. According to the bill summary, the max punishment would be a $250 fine.

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