ORS 703.401¹

As used in ORS 703.401 (Definitions) to 703.490 (Moneys credited to Police Standards and Training Account), 703.993 (Criminal penalties for investigators) and 703.995 (Civil penalties for investigators), unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Client" means a person who engages an investigator, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity for the purpose of conducting lawful activity on the person’s behalf.

(2) "Investigator" means a person who is a licensed investigator under ORS 703.430 (Issuance of license) and who engages in the business of obtaining or furnishing, or who solicits or accepts employment to obtain or furnish, information about:

(a) Crimes or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States;

(b) The identity, habits, conduct, business, occupation, honesty, integrity, credibility, knowledge, trustworthiness, efficiency, loyalty, activities, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation or character of any person;

(c) The location, disposition or recovery of lost or stolen property;

(d) The cause of or responsibility for fires, libels, losses, accidents, damages or injuries to persons or property; or

(e) Evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, referee, arbitrator or investigation committee. [1997 c.870 §1; 2001 c.838 §1; 2005 c.613 §9]

Notes of Decisions

In prison disciplinary hearing, introduc­tion of actual ques­tions asked prisoner during polygraph examina­tion, re­gard­ing his involve­ment in alleged assault, constituted sufficient founda­tion for admission of record of polygraph test and conclusions of general polygraph examiner, notwithstanding that prisoner's verbal answers were not recorded or introduced. Preston v. OSP, 35 Or App 799, 583 P2d 9 (1978)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 703—Truth Verification and Deception Detection; Investigators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­703.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 703, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­703ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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