2015 ORS 184.351¹
Corrections population forecasts

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall issue state corrections population forecasts including, but not limited to, expected populations of prisons and jails and community corrections caseloads, to be used by:

(a) The Department of Corrections in preparing budget requests;

(b) The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission in considering amendments to sentencing guidelines; and

(c) Any other state agency concerned with the effect of offender populations or policy developments on budgeting.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall issue state corrections population forecasts on April 1 and October 1 of each year.

(3) When the Oregon Department of Administrative Services issues a state corrections population forecast, the forecast must, whenever possible:

(a) Identify the forecast’s margin of error; and

(b) Attribute growth or decline in the forecast, relative to previously issued forecasts, to specific policies or to specific components of the baseline underlying the forecast.

(4) As used in this section, "baseline underlying the forecast" includes population demographics and crime trends. [1995 c.420 §12; 2013 c.649 §40]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­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.