2013 ORS § 181.556¹
Fee waiver

(1) When the Department of State Police is asked to provide criminal offender information under ORS 181.533 (Criminal records check) or 181.555 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information) (2), the department shall waive any fee otherwise charged by the department for providing the information if:

(a) The request is made by an organization; and

(b) The individual about whom the criminal offender information is sought is a volunteer, or prospective volunteer, of the organization.

(2) In addition to waiving any fee otherwise charged by the department, the department may not charge the individual or organization the fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conducting nationwide criminal records checks.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) Dependent person means a person who, because of physical or mental disability, or medical disability due to alcohol or drug dependence, needs mentoring or tutoring programs.

(b) Elderly person means a person 65 years of age or older.

(c) Mentoring program means a program that provides a committed, sustained, one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and a youth, dependent person or elderly person that allows the youth, dependent person or elderly person to achieve that persons greatest potential. A sustained relationship typically lasts nine months or longer.

(d) Organization means a qualified entity that:

(A) Is exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended and in effect on January 1, 2002; and

(B) Provides mentoring programs or tutoring programs.

(e) Qualified entity has the meaning given that term in ORS 181.533 (Criminal records check).

(f) Tutoring program means a program that provides a committed, sustained, one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and a youth, dependent person or elderly person based upon a specified activity that increases specific skills of the youth, dependent person or elderly person. A sustained relationship typically lasts nine months or longer.

(g) Youth means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. [1999 c.777 §2; 2001 c.871 §2]

Note: 181.556 (Fee waiver) was added to and made a part of 181.010 (Definitions for ORS 181.010 to 181.560 and 181.715 to 181.730) to 181.560 (Procedure when information requested by other than criminal justice agency) by legislative action but was not added to any other series. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.