2017 ORS 3.130¹
Transfer of judicial jurisdiction of certain county courts to circuit courts

(1) All judicial jurisdiction, authority, powers, functions and duties of the county courts and the judges thereof, except the jurisdiction, authority, powers, functions and duties exercisable in the transaction of county business, are transferred to the circuit courts and the judges thereof:

(a) In Baker, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Marion and Tillamook Counties.

(b) In any county for which a county charter providing for such transfer is adopted under ORS 203.710 (Performance of functions by officers designated by county law) to 203.770 (Copies of charters and amendments, revisions and repeals), to the extent that the judicial jurisdiction, authority, powers, functions and duties were not previously transferred as provided by law.

(2) All matters, causes and proceedings relating to judicial jurisdiction, authority, powers, functions and duties transferred to the circuit courts and the judges thereof under this section, and pending in a county court on the effective date of the transfer, are transferred to the circuit court for the county. [Amended by 1955 c.677 §4; 1957 c.275 §1; 1957 c.713 §6; 1961 c.724 §4; 1963 c.512 §1; 1965 c.247 §1; 1965 c.510 §3; 1965 c.618 §5; 1967 c.268 §1; 1967 c.533 §8; 1967 c.534 §9; 1969 c.286 §1; 1969 c.591 §264]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion was not contravened when county granted authority to its infrac­tions sec­tion to adjudicate infrac­tions of county ordinances. Caffey v. Lane County, 298 Or 183, 691 P2d 94 (1984)

ORS 203.810 (Offenses under county law) and not this sec­tion governs en­force­­ment of county laws regulating private con­duct, as distinct from jurisdic­tion of county courts under state laws or over “transac­tion of county business.” Caffey v. Lane County, 298 Or 183, 691 P2d 94 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 3—Circuit Courts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors003.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 3, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano003.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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