ORS 147.517¹
  • order to show cause
  • response

(1)(a) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the victim or the prosecuting attorney shall provide notice of a claim asserted by the victim to any person the victim wishes to have bound by an order granting relief by providing the person with a copy of the order to show cause described in this section. The victim or prosecuting attorney shall provide the court with a mailing address for any person the victim or prosecuting attorney provides with a copy of the order to show cause under this paragraph.

(b) An order granting relief under ORS 147.520 (Resolution of claim when response not filed) or 147.530 (Hearing on claim, response or motion) is not enforceable against, and has no legal effect on, any person who did not receive notice or have knowledge of the claim and did not have a reasonable opportunity to be heard regarding the claim.

(2) Upon receipt of a facially valid claim under ORS 147.515 (Claims) (3) or (4)(b), the court shall issue an order to show cause why the victim should not be granted relief. The court shall, after considering the requirements of ORS 147.530 (Hearing on claim, response or motion) (5)(a), include in the order to show cause the date:

(a) By which responses to the claim must be submitted to the court; and

(b) On which the court will conduct a hearing on timely responses to the claim.

(3) The court shall provide a copy of the order to show cause and of the form described in ORS 147.515 (Claims) (2)(a), if the form was completed, to:

(a) The victim;

(b) The prosecuting attorney; and

(c) The defendant.

(4)(a) If the court issues an order to show cause under this section, a victim, the prosecuting attorney, the defendant or any person against whom relief is requested may contest the claim by filing a response with the court before the date specified in the order under subsection (2)(a) of this section.

(b)(A) When a claim alleges a violation of a right granted to the victim under section 42, Article I of the Oregon Constitution, the prosecuting attorney may file an ex parte response that includes an affidavit setting forth good cause to suspend the rights established in section 42, Article I of the Oregon Constitution.

(B) The court shall review the response and affidavit in camera. If the court finds that the prosecuting attorney has a good faith belief that the criminal proceeding involves a minor victim or organized crime, as that term is defined in ORS 180.600 (Definitions), and the court finds good cause to suspend the rights established in section 42, Article I of the Oregon Constitution, the court shall enter an order suspending those rights. The order may not include the facts that formed the basis of the suspension.

(C) The prosecuting attorney shall make a reasonable effort to provide notice of the suspension to the victim and the defendant.

(D) The response and affidavit described in this paragraph may not be disclosed and must be sealed and made a part of the record for purposes of appellate review. [2009 c.178 §7]

Note: See note under 147.500 (Definitions).

Notes of Decisions

ORS 147.500 (Definitions) to 147.550 (Establishment of requirements and procedures by Chief Justice by rule or order) set forth pro­ce­dures for crime victim to pursue remedy for viola­tion of victim’s constitu­tional rights. State v. Thompson, 257 Or App 336, 306 P3d 731 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where per­son, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims’ Compensa­tion Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 147—Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors147.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 147, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano147.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information