ORS 1.177¹
Advisory Committee on State Court Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • state plan

(1) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may appoint an Advisory Committee on State Court Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court and office of the State Court Administrator.

(2) A committee appointed under this section shall meet at the call of the Chief Justice.

(3) A committee appointed under this section shall submit to the Chief Justice a state plan for state court security improvement, emergency preparedness and business continuity for each building containing or utilized by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court or office of the State Court Administrator. The plan shall include capital outlay needs and may include recommendations concerning:

(a) Procedures for the secure handling, transportation and disposal of hazardous substances and contraband in court proceedings;

(b) Emergency alarm systems accessible to all court employees;

(c) Physical security for judges, staff and the public;

(d) Procedures for emergency evacuation of buildings containing or utilized by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court or office of the State Court Administrator;

(e) Procedures for identifying court security personnel, including a court security officer to be appointed by the Chief Justice, who shall be responsible for:

(A) The management of the plan;

(B) A regular security inspection of each building containing or utilized by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court or office of the State Court Administrator; and

(C) Regular security training of sheriff’s department, judicial department and district attorney personnel; and

(f) Priorities for available court facilities within the building based on the level of security needed.

(4) The plan may also include:

(a) An evaluation of how each of the items listed in subsection (3) of this section is being addressed and should be addressed;

(b) How practices, facilities and equipment falling below appropriate levels are to be improved;

(c) The anticipated cost of improving practices, facilities and equipment that fall below appropriate levels;

(d) The funding source for each improvement; and

(e) The time schedule for implementation of improvements.

(5) Adoption of a plan under this section is subject to the approval of the Chief Justice. The plan may conclude that state court facility security is adequate.

(6) Implementation of the elements of a plan that have a significant fiscal impact are subject to availability of funding.

(7) The plan adopted under this section shall be reviewed and revised or amended as needed, not later than June 30 of each odd-numbered year.

(8) Except as provided in this subsection, a plan prepared under this section is confidential and need not be disclosed under the provisions of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated). The Chief Justice may authorize the disclosure of all or part of a plan prepared under this section if the Chief Justice determines that the interest of the public would be served by the disclosure and that the disclosure will not impair the integrity of the plan. Records of expenditures for a state court security plan and records of equipment purchased under the plan are not confidential under the provisions of this subsection, and are subject to disclosure as public records under the provisions of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated). [2005 c.804 §3]

Chapter 1

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 436 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 1—Courts and Judicial Officers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­001.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 1, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­001ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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