2011 ORS § 138.686¹
Automatic stay of sentence of death for federal appeal and state post-conviction relief

(1) The execution of a sentence of death is automatically stayed for 90 days following the effective date of an appellate judgment affirming the sentence of death on automatic and direct review.

(2) If the defendant files a petition for certiorari seeking United States Supreme Court review of the sentence of death within 90 days after the effective date of the appellate judgment or within such other time as allowed by the United States Supreme Court, execution of the sentence of death is automatically stayed until the United States Supreme Court denies the petition or grants the petition and resolves the merits.

(3) Upon final resolution of a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, execution of the sentence of death is automatically stayed for 30 days after the date the petition is resolved to allow the defendant to file a notice in the circuit court of the county in which the defendant is imprisoned attesting to the defendants intent to file a petition for post-conviction relief. If the defendant files a first petition for post-conviction relief within 90 days after the notice provided for in this subsection, the execution of the sentence of death is stayed until the post-conviction petition is finally resolved. If a first petition for post-conviction relief is not filed within 90 days after the notice provided for in this subsection, the defendant may apply to the circuit court in which the notice was filed to extend the stay. The circuit court shall extend the stay for a reasonable time upon the defendants showing that progress is being made in the preparation of the petition and that it will be filed within a reasonable time.

(4) If the defendant does not file a petition for certiorari seeking United States Supreme Court review of the sentence of death but does file a first petition for post-conviction relief within 90 days after the date upon which the appellate judgment becomes effective, execution of the sentence of death is stayed until the petition for post-conviction relief is finally resolved. [1999 c.1055 §6]

Note: 138.686 (Automatic stay of sentence of death for federal appeal and state post-conviction relief) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 138 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.