2015 ORS 163.744¹
Initiation of action seeking citation
  • complaint form

(1) A person may initiate an action seeking a citation under ORS 163.735 (Citation) by presenting a complaint to a law enforcement officer or to any law enforcement agency. The complaint shall be a statement setting forth with particularity the conduct that is the basis for the complaint. The petitioner must affirm the truth of the facts in the complaint.

(2) The Department of State Police shall develop and distribute the form of the complaint. The form shall include the standards for reviewing the complaint and for action. The form shall be uniform throughout the state and shall include substantially the following material:

______________________________________________________________________________

Name of petitioner (person presenting complaint): _____________________

Name of person being stalked if other than the petitioner: __________________

___________________________

Name of respondent (alleged stalker):

___________________________

Description of respondent:

___________________________

___________________________

___________________________

Length of period of conduct:

___________________________

___________________________

Description of relationship (if any) between petitioner or person being stalked, if other than the petitioner, and respondent:

___________________________

___________________________

Description of contact:

___________________________

___________________________

___________________________

___________________________

___________________________

Subscribed to and affirmed by:

___________________________

(printed name of petitioner) ___________________________

Dated: ____________

______________________________________________________________________________

(3) A parent may present a complaint to protect a minor child. A guardian may present a complaint to protect a dependent person.

(4) By signing the complaint, a person is making a sworn statement for purposes of ORS 162.055 (Definitions for ORS 162.055 to 162.425) to 162.425 (Misuse of confidential information). [1993 c.626 §6; 1995 c.353 §5]

Note: See note under 163.730 (Definitions for ORS 30.866 and 163.730 to 163.750).

Notes of Decisions

Rules of civil pro­ce­dure requiring complaint to contain addi­tional or different in­for­ma­­tion or allega­tions are inapplicable to stalking complaint. Lomax v. Carr, 194 Or App 518, 95 P3d 1163 (2004)

Notes of Decisions

Require­ment in force prior to 1995 amend­ments that con­duct be "without legitimate purpose" was unconstitu­tionally vague. State v. Norris-Romine/Finley, 134 Or App 204, 894 P2d 1221 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 163

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163—Offenses Against Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors163.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 163, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano163.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.