ORS 147.545¹
Attorney General certification
  • intervention

(1)(a) Prior to the Attorney General’s first appearance in an appellate court proceeding in which the State of Oregon is a party and to which Article I, section 42 or 43, of the Oregon Constitution, applies, the Attorney General shall determine whether the Department of Justice has taken all reasonably practicable steps to fulfill the rights granted by Article I, sections 42 and 43, of the Oregon Constitution, to the victim of the crime in the appellate courts.

(b) Unless otherwise provided by rule or order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General shall, in the cases described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, certify the results of that determination to the court simultaneously with the Attorney General’s first appearance.

(2) The Attorney General may intervene at any time on behalf of the State of Oregon in any trial court proceeding arising under ORS 147.500 (Definitions) to 147.550 (Establishment of requirements and procedures by Chief Justice by rule or order). [2009 c.178 §17; 2013 c.224 §5]

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