2017 ORS 163A.015¹
Reporting by sex offender discharged, released or placed on probation by court or another United States jurisdiction

(1) The agency to which a person reports under subsection (4) of this section shall complete a sex offender registration form concerning the person when the person reports under subsection (4) of this section.

(2) Subsection (4) of this section applies to a person who is discharged, released or placed on probation:

(a) By the court after being convicted in this state of a sex crime;

(b) By a federal court after being convicted of a crime for which the person would have to register as a sex offender under federal law, regardless of whether the crime would constitute a sex crime in this state; or

(c) To or in this state under ORS 144.610 (Out-of-state supervision of parolees) after being convicted in another United States court of a crime:

(A) That would constitute a sex crime if committed in this state; or

(B) For which the person would have to register as a sex offender in that court’s jurisdiction, regardless of whether the crime would constitute a sex crime in this state.

(3) The court shall ensure that the person completes a form that documents the person’s obligation to report under ORS 163A.010 (Reporting by sex offender discharged, paroled or released from correctional facility or another United States jurisdiction) or this section. No later than three working days after the person completes the form required by this subsection, the court shall ensure that the form is sent to the Department of State Police.

(4)(a) A person described in subsection (2) of this section shall report, in person, to the Department of State Police, a city police department or a county sheriff’s office, in the county to which the person was discharged or released or in which the person was placed on probation:

(A) Within 10 days following discharge, release or placement on probation;

(B) Within 10 days of a change of residence;

(C) Once each year within 10 days of the person’s birth date, regardless of whether the person changed residence;

(D) Within 10 days of the first day the person works at, carries on a vocation at or attends an institution of higher education; and

(E) Within 10 days of a change in work, vocation or attendance status at an institution of higher education.

(b) If a person required to report under this subsection has complied with the initial reporting requirement under paragraph (a)(A) of this subsection, the person shall subsequently report, in person, in the circumstances specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection, as applicable, to the Department of State Police, a city police department or a county sheriff’s office, in the county of the person’s last reported residence.

(c) The obligation to report under this subsection terminates if the conviction or adjudication that gave rise to the obligation is reversed or vacated or if the registrant is pardoned.

(5) As part of the registration and reporting requirements of this section:

(a) The person required to report shall:

(A) Provide the information necessary to complete the sex offender registration form and sign the form as required; and

(B) Submit to the requirements described in paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(b) The Department of State Police, the city police department or the county sheriff’s office:

(A) Shall photograph the person when the person initially reports under this section and each time the person reports annually under this section;

(B) May photograph the person or any identifying scars, marks or tattoos located on the person when the person reports under any of the circumstances described in this section; and

(C) Shall fingerprint the person if the person’s fingerprints are not included in the record file of the Department of State Police. [Formerly 181.807]

(formerly 181.596, then 181.807)

Notes of Decisions

“Change” of residence occurs at time sex offender departs from old residence. State v. Cox, 219 Or App 319, 182 P3d 259 (2008)

Person who reports is not re­quired to provide proof of address to comply with reporting requiremcent. State v. Depeche, 242 Or App 147, 252 P3d 861 (2011)

Crime of failure to report as sex offender occurs at midnight on tenth day after defendant changes residence; venue therefore lies in whichever county defendant is located at that time. State v. Thompson, 251 Or App 595, 284 P3d 559 (2012)

Law Review Cita­tions

35 WLR 83 (1999)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163A—Sex Offender Reporting and Classification, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors163A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 163A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano163A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.