ORS 166.373¹
Possession of weapon in court facility by peace officer or federal officer

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 166.370 (Possession of firearm or dangerous weapon in public building or court facility) (2) and except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a peace officer, as defined in ORS 161.015 (General definitions), or a federal officer, as defined in ORS 133.005 (Definitions for ORS 131.655, 133.005 to 133.381 and 133.410 to 133.450), may possess a weapon in a court facility if the officer:

(a) Is acting in an official capacity and is officially on duty;

(b) Is carrying a weapon that the employing agency of the officer has authorized the officer to carry; and

(c) Is in compliance with any security procedures established under subsections (3) and (4) of this section.

(2) A judge may prohibit a peace officer or a federal officer from possessing a weapon in a courtroom. A notice of the prohibition of the possession of a weapon by an officer in a courtroom must be posted outside the entrance to the courtroom.

(3) A presiding judge of a judicial district or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may establish procedures regulating the possession of a weapon in a court facility by a peace officer or a federal officer subject to the following:

(a) The procedures must be established through a plan for court security improvement, emergency preparedness and business continuity under ORS 1.177 (Advisory Committee on State Court Security and Emergency Preparedness) or 1.180 (Advisory committees on court security and emergency preparedness); and

(b) Notice of the procedures must be posted at the entrance to the court facility, or at an entrance for peace officers or federal officers if the entrance is separate from the entrance to the court facility, and at a security checkpoint in the court facility.

(4) A judge may establish procedures regulating the possession of a weapon in a courtroom by a peace officer or a federal officer. A notice of the procedures regulating the possession of a weapon by an officer must be posted outside the entrance to the courtroom. [2001 c.201 §3; 2005 c.804 §7]

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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/­166.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 166, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­166ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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