Governor Kate Brown to Sign Kaylee’s Law in Bend
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown will sign SB 576 into law tomorrow, Thursday July 18 at the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. Also known as Kaylee’s Law, the legislation was named for Kaylee Sawyer, who was killed by a campus security officer in 2016. Her family proposed the legislation, which was co-sponsored by 24 legislators.
“While this legislation focuses on specific scenarios, at its heart, it is about making our campuses safer for our students. Parents send their children off to college with high hopes for good grades, great friends, and broadened horizons. But they never expect to lose a child,” said Governor Brown. “Kaylee Sawyer’s death was a tragedy, and we want to make sure that this never happens to a promising young Oregonian again.”
Governor Brown will be joined at the event by local legislators and community members.