2017 ORS 156.315¹
Assignment of judgment to Department of Revenue

(1) A justice court may assign a judgment in a criminal action, as described in ORS 137.118 (Assignment of judgments for collection of monetary obligation) (1) to (5), to the Collections Unit in the Department of Revenue for the following purposes:

(a) To determine whether refunds or other sums are owed to the debtor by the department; and

(b) To deduct the amount of the debt from any refunds or other sums owed to the debtor by the department.

(2) If the Collections Unit determines that refunds or other sums are owed to the debtor, the department shall deduct the amount of the debt from any refunds or other sums owed to the debtor by the department. After also deducting costs of its actions under this section, the department shall remit the amount deducted from refunds or other sums owed to the debtor to the justice court that assigned the judgment.

(3) A debtor whose account is assigned to the Department of Revenue for setoff under this section is entitled to the notice required by ORS 293.250 (Collections Unit) (3)(d). [2003 c.375 §2; 2015 c.766 §11; 2017 c.746 §23]

Note: The amendments to 156.315 (Assignment of judgment to Department of Revenue) by section 23, chapter 746, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative July 1, 2018. See section 24, chapter 746, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative until July 1, 2018, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

156.315 (Assignment of judgment to Department of Revenue). (1) A justice court may assign a judgment in a criminal action, as described in ORS 137.118 (Assignment of judgments for collection of monetary obligation) (1) to (5), to the Collections Unit in the Department of Revenue for the following purposes:

(a) To determine whether refunds or other sums are owed to the debtor by the department; and

(b) To deduct the amount of the debt from any refunds or other sums owed to the debtor by the department.

(2) If the Collections Unit determines that refunds or other sums are owed to the debtor, the department shall deduct the amount of the debt from any refunds or other sums owed to the debtor by the department. After also deducting costs of its actions under this section, the department shall remit the amount deducted from refunds or other sums owed to the debtor to the justice court that assigned the judgment.

(3) A debtor whose account is assigned to the Department of Revenue for setoff under this section is entitled to the notice required by ORS 293.250 (Collections Unit) (3)(e) and to the opportunity for payment in ORS 293.250 (Collections Unit) (3)(d).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 156—Proceedings and Judgment in Criminal Actions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors156.­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.
 
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