2017 ORS 30.642¹
Definitions for ORS 30.642 to 30.650

As used in ORS 30.642 (Definitions for ORS 30.642 to 30.650) to 30.650 (Award of noneconomic damages in inmate action):

(1) “Action against a public body” means a civil action, including an action brought in a small claims department, an appeal or a petition for review, that names as a defendant a public body as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) or an officer, employee or agent of a public body. “Action against a public body” does not mean petitions for writs of habeas corpus, petitions for writs of mandamus and petitions for post-conviction relief under ORS 138.510 (Persons who may file petition for relief) to 138.680 (Short title).

(2) “Correctional facility” means a Department of Corrections institution or a jail.

(3) “Inmate” means a person incarcerated or detained in a correctional facility who is accused of, convicted of or sentenced for a violation of criminal law or for the violation of the terms and conditions of pretrial release, probation, parole, post-prison supervision or a diversion program. [1999 c.657 §1; 2011 c.262 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.