2007 ORS 475A.160¹
Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account

(1) The Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account is established in the State Treasury separate and distinct from the General Fund.

(2) The following moneys shall be deposited into the State Treasury and credited to the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account:

(a) Moneys received from a state agency or political subdivision under the provisions of ORS 475A.120 (Distribution of forfeited property or proceeds by local government) and 475A.126 (Distribution of forfeited property or proceeds by state); and

(b) Any other moneys appropriated to the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account.

(3) The State Treasurer may invest and reinvest moneys in the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account in the manner provided by law. Interest earned by the account shall be credited to the account.

(4) The moneys in the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to be used for the purposes specified in ORS 475A.155 (Asset Forfeiture Oversight Advisory Committee).

(5) If at the end of a biennium the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account has received amounts under the provisions of ORS 475A.120 (Distribution of forfeited property or proceeds by local government) (4)(b) and 475A.126 (Distribution of forfeited property or proceeds by state) (3)(b) that are in excess of 115 percent of the biennial expenditure limitation established for expenditures from the account, the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall refund to each state agency or political subdivision that made payment into the account during the biennium a pro rata share of the amounts that are in excess of 115 percent of the expenditure limitation for the account, based on the amount of forfeiture proceeds paid into the account by the state agency or political subdivision. The commission is not required to issue any refund under this subsection if the amount of the refund is less than $25. [1997 c.592 §4; 1999 c.864 §1; 2001 c.780 §§16,16a; 2005 c.830 §40]

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Chapter 475A

Notes of Decisions

Civil forfeiture pro­ceed­ing under this chapter is not sufficiently crim­i­nal in nature to bar on state or federal double jeopardy grounds later pros­e­cu­­tion for prohibited con­duct that justified forfeiture. State v. Selness/Miller, 334 Or 515, 54 P3d 1025 (2002)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475A—Civil Forfeiture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­475a.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 475A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­475aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.