Salem, Or. – A house committee holds a hearing this afternoon on a bill called Taylor’s Law. It is named after the son of former Portland Assistant Chief and former Vancouver Police Chief Brian Martinek. His son, Taylor died two years ago of a drug overdose.
The bill would send dealers to prison for 5 to 10 years if the drugs they sell kill someone. Martinek says it has the support of district attorneys and sheriffs around the state. He says ” this should not be a partisan issue. This is an issue that will and has hit everyone.”