ORS 136.623¹

(1) "Witness," as used in ORS 136.623 (Definitions) to 136.637 (Short title), shall include a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution or proceeding.

(2) The word "state" shall include any territory of the United States and District of Columbia.

(3) The word "summons" shall include a subpoena, order or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness. [Formerly 139.210]

See also annota­tions under ORS 139.210 to 139.260 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Defendant in misdemeanor case was entitled to utilize Uniform Act pro­vi­sions to compel attendance of out-of-state witnesses. State v. Harris, 47 Or App 665, 615 P2d 363 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 136—Criminal Trials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors136.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 136, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­136ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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