Steps taken amid Oregon lawmakers’ threats

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A special committee of the Oregon state Senate decided unanimously on Monday that a Republican senator who threatened the Senate president and Oregon State Police troopers must give at least 12 hours notice in writing if he intends to come to the Capitol and that state troopers beef up their presence while he is in the building.

In addition, Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, will be advised that he must not retaliate against anyone who reports concerns about their safety.

The committee of two Democrats and two Republicans passed the motion at the close of a hearing into the senator’s conduct. The hearing was held after Boquist made threats before Republican senators fled the Capitol to protest climate legislation.