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News Release
DPSST Rulemaking Hearing Scheduled - 01/07/21

For Immediate Release                                        

January 7, 2021

Contact:     Jennifer Howald


Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) will hold a public administrative rulemaking hearing to collect public comment for the following proposed rule change.


Date & Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 3:00 P.M.

Location: Hosted Virtually through WebEx

Access: Join the WebEx meeting online* at


Meeting number (access code): 177 117 3978

Meeting password: DPSSTOAR

*use of camera/video not required


Or - Join the WebEx meeting by phone

Dial: 415-655-0001 Phone access code: 177 117 3978 ##


Rule Caption: Adding discrimination as a violation of the moral fitness standards for public safety professional certification.

Amending: OARs 259-008-0015, 259-008-0290, 259-008-0300 & 259-008-0310

Rule Change Overview: DPSST filed a proposed rule change to collect constituent and public comment on amendments to the denial and revocation standards. These proposed rule changes add discrimination as a violation of the moral fitness standards adopted by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. The additions include mandatory denial/revocation for convictions of a bias or hate crime and discharges for cause that include intentional conduct performed under the color of office that constitutes discrimination. The additions include discretionary denial/revocation for other criminal dispositions and separations of employment that include discriminatory conduct.

VIEW RULE CHANGE MATERIALS & HOW TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS HERE: https://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/Pages/Rules.aspx . Written comments must be received by January 15, 2021.

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling or emailing the contact listed above. 

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