2011 ORS § 151.225¹
Public Defense Services Account

(1) There is created a Public Defense Services Account in the General Fund. The Public Defense Services Account is continuously appropriated to the Public Defense Services Commission to pay compensation of counsel and other expenses in connection with the legal representation of persons for which the commission is responsible by law.

(2) All moneys appropriated to the commission to pay compensation of counsel and other expenses in connection with the legal representation of persons for which the commission is responsible by law shall be deposited in the Public Defense Services Account.

(3) All moneys received by the Judicial Department under ORS 135.050 (Eligibility for court-appointed counsel) (8), 151.487 (Ability to pay) (1), 419A.211 (Appointment of counsel), 419B.198 (Responsibility for payment of costs related to provision of appointed counsel for child or ward) (1) or 419C.203 (Payment for compensation of counsel) (1) shall be deposited in a separate subaccount created in the Public Defense Services Account to be used by the public defense services executive director to reimburse the actual costs and expenses, including personnel expenses, incurred in administration and support of the public defense system.

(4) All gifts, grants or contributions accepted by the commission under ORS 151.216 (Duties) shall be deposited in a separate subaccount created in the Public Defense Services Account to be used by the commission for the purpose for which the gift, grant or contribution was given or granted.

(5) As used in this section, other expenses in connection with the legal representation of persons for which the commission is responsible by law includes expenses incurred in the administration of the public defense system. [2001 c.962 §§5,106b; 2011 c.597 §43a]

Note: See note under 151.211 (Definitions).