2017 ORS 131.930¹

This section is amended
Effective June 11, 2019
Relating to profiling; creating new provisions; amending ORS 131.930; and declaring an emergency.

As used in ORS 131.930 (Definitions) to 131.945 (Training for law enforcement agencies):

(1) “Law enforcement agency” means an agency employing law enforcement officers to enforce criminal laws.

(2) “Law enforcement officer” means a member of the Oregon State Police, a sheriff or a municipal police officer.

(3) “Officer-initiated pedestrian stop” means a detention of a pedestrian by a law enforcement officer, not associated with a call for service, when the detention results in a citation, an arrest or a consensual search of the pedestrian’s body or property. The term does not apply to detentions for routine searches performed at the point of entry to or exit from a controlled area.

(4) “Officer-initiated traffic stop” means a detention of a driver of a motor vehicle by a law enforcement officer, not associated with a call for service, for the purpose of investigating a suspected violation of the Oregon Vehicle Code.

(5) “Profiling” means the targeting of an individual by a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer, on suspicion of the individual’s having violated a provision of law, based solely on the individual’s real or perceived age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability, unless the agency or officer is acting on a suspect description or information related to an identified or suspected violation of a provision of law.

(6) “Sexual orientation” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.100 (Definitions). [2017 c.706 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131—Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Criminal Forfeiture; Crime Prevention, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.