NAC Advisory
OREGON HOUSE BILL 3317
May 27, 2007

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DATE:    May 27, 2007
SUBJECT: Oregon House Bill 3317
TO:      All Naturists and other concerned individuals

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) advises you of Oregon legislation. This legislation is NOT a present threat to naturists.

HOUSE BILL 3317

Oregon House Bill 3317 was poorly written 2007 legislation intended to redefine and punish the crime of so-called "private indecency." HB 3317 was a bill the Naturist Action Committee would surely have opposed vigorously if it had shown any signs of viability, but it was clear from the beginning that this bill was going nowhere. NAC kept a close eye on it and tracked it carefully.

You didn't see anything about it earlier on the NAC Web site or in the form of a NAC Action Alert or Advisory, because NAC tries to reserve those communication tools for meaningful issues. HB 3317 was a non-starter.

However, there has been a recent flurry of questions to NAC concerning the status of HB 3317, so NAC is issuing this Advisory.

THE CURRENT STATUS OF HB 3317

HB 3317 officially died altogether on May 1, when it failed to advance from the committee that sponsored it.

A VERY BRIEF HISTORY

House Bill 3317 was introduced on March 12, 2007, through the House Judiciary Committee. The measure was proposed in response to a local situation in Rainier, Oregon. An individual in that town had become known as Rainier's so-called "Naked Neighbor," because for years, he has been nude in his own back yard.

The Naked Neighbor's nudity does not contravene Oregon's current law, since he and those who have viewed him are all on private property. There were those who wanted to see the law expanded to prohibit nudity in one's own back yard. The effort died aborning.

WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

This NAC Advisory is intended for informational purposes only. It concerns legislation that is not a present threat to naturists. The Naturist Action Committee is not asking for you to take specific action at this time.

MORE INFORMATION

You can access additional information on the Web site of the Naturist Action Committee.

  
www.naturistaction.org

Select "Alerts, Advisories and Updates." Under Current Updates, you'll find the text of this NAC Advisory, along with links to the complete text of Oregon House Bill 3317.

PLEASE HELP NAC TO HELP LOCAL NATURISTS

The Naturist Action Committee works to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists. Even when legislation dies on its own, monitoring and tracking it is expensive. NAC relies entirely on the voluntary support of involved naturists. Please donate generously to NAC:

   NAC
   PO Box 132
   Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or use your credit card to make a direct donation online through NAC's web site:
  
www.naturistaction.org/donate/

Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

Naturally,

Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

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Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
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Board Member Mark Storey       -
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Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick  -
naturist@sunclad.com
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