ORS 496.710¹
Compelling testimony in enforcement proceedings

In any action or proceeding for the enforcement of any of the provisions of the wildlife laws, or in any investigation before a grand jury, district attorney or other officer, or any criminal proceeding, no person shall be excused from testifying concerning any offense committed by another or by the person on the ground that the testimony of the person may incriminate the person. However, such testimony shall not be used against the person in any prosecution for any crime or misdemeanor under the laws of the state, nor shall the person be subject to any criminal prosecution or any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which the person has been compelled to testify or to produce evidence, documentary or otherwise. [Amended by 1971 c.658 §23; 1973 c.723 §33]

Notes of Decisions

Transac­tional immunity is self executing only when witness is sub­poe­naed by state, not when sub­poe­naed by defendant. State v. Gorham, 121 Or App 347, 854 P2d 971 (1993), as modified by 123 Or App 582, 859 P2d 1201 (1993), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 573 (1972)

Chapter 496

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 496—Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors496.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 496, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­496ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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