2017 ORS 131A.160¹
Transfer of proceedings prohibited

After service of a forfeiture notice under ORS 131A.150 (Forfeiture notice), or recording of a forfeiture notice under ORS 131A.155 (Recorded forfeiture notice), a forfeiting agency may not transfer the proceedings to the federal government unless a state court has affirmatively found by a preponderance of the evidence that:

(1) The activity giving rise to the forfeiture is interstate in nature and sufficiently complex to justify the transfer;

(2) The seized property may be forfeited only under federal law; or

(3) Pursuing forfeiture under state law would unduly burden the forfeiting agency. [2009 c.78 §20]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131A—Civil Forfeiture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131A.­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.