2017 ORS 166.085¹
Abuse of corpse in the second degree

(1) A person commits the crime of abuse of corpse in the second degree if, except as otherwise authorized by law, the person intentionally:

(a) Abuses a corpse; or

(b) Disinters, removes or carries away a corpse.

(2) Abuse of corpse in the second degree is a Class C felony.

(3) As used in this section and ORS 166.087 (Abuse of corpse in the first degree), “abuse of corpse” includes treatment of a corpse by any person in a manner not recognized by generally accepted standards of the community or treatment by a professional person in a manner not generally accepted as suitable practice by other members of the profession, as may be defined by rules applicable to the profession. [1971 c.743 §225; 1985 c.207 §2; 1993 c.294 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Burial of corpse terminates abuse, notwithstanding that corpse was improperly buried. State v. Harelson, 147 Or App 556, 938 P2d 763 (1997), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 166

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972); 69 OLR 169 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 166—Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors166.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 166, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano166.­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.