ORS 137.637¹
Determining length of determinate sentences

When a determinate sentence of imprisonment is required or authorized by statute, the sentence imposed shall be the determinate sentence or the sentence as provided by the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, whichever is longer. [1989 c.790 §82; 1995 c.520 §2]

Note: 137.637 (Determining length of determinate sentences) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 137 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Where min­i­mum determinative sen­tence under statute exceeds sen­tence available under guide­lines, imposi­tion of downward departure is condi­tioned upon statutory criteria, not findings re­quired under guide­lines for departure. State v. Bergeson, 138 Or App 321, 908 P2d 835 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors137.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 137, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­137ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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