MEDFORD -- Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would suspend driving privileges for those who solicit prostitutes.
A driver's license would be suspended for six months, and this also applies to those who promote prostitution or solicit sex from a minor. In Jackson County, the District Attorney said there are only about ten of these cases a year, but this bill could have an impact in larger districts.
"Maybe this would have some deterrant effect because often people do really value their driver's license. So if they have one that's something that they're going to maybe alter their behavior a little bit so that they keep it," Beth Heckert said.
This suspension would be added to existing penalties for these crimes. The bill is currently in the house committee.