2015 ORS 153.640¹
Disposition of fines for traffic offenses
  • circuit court

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This section is amended
Effective March 29, 2016
Relating to courthouses; creating new provisions; amending ORS 153.019, 153.020, 153.640, 153.675 and 221.315; and declaring an emergency.

(1) If a circuit court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense, the full amount of the fine imposed under the judgment is payable to the state if the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by an officer of the Oregon State Police or by any other enforcement officer employed by state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined).

(2) If a circuit court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense and the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, city police officer or any other enforcement officer employed by a local government, as defined in ORS 174.116 ("Local government" and "local service district" defined):

(a) The amount prescribed by ORS 153.633 (Distribution to state) (1) is payable to the state and must be deposited in the Criminal Fine Account;

(b) One-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the local government that employs the enforcement officer; and

(c) One-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by paragraph (a) of this subsection is payable to the state. [2011 c.597 §47]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 153—Violations and Fines, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors153.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.