2015 ORS 419B.305¹
When hearing must be held
  • continuation
  • priority

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no later than 60 days after a petition alleging that a child is within the jurisdiction of the court under ORS 419B.100 (Jurisdiction) has been filed, the court shall hold a hearing on the petition and enter an order under ORS 419B.325 (Disposition required) (1). Upon written order supported by factual findings of good cause, the court may continue a petition beyond 60 days.

(2) No later than 30 days after a petition alleging jurisdiction under ORS 419B.100 (Jurisdiction) is filed all parties shall comply with ORS 419B.881 (Disclosure).

(3) When a person denies allegations in the petition, the court shall set the case for a hearing within the time limits prescribed by subsection (1) of this section. Upon written order supported by factual findings of good cause, the court may continue the hearing beyond the 60-day time limit.

(4) Upon expiration of any continuance granted by this section, the court shall give a petition filed under ORS 419B.100 (Jurisdiction) that is beyond the time limit imposed by subsection (1) of this section the highest priority on the court docket. [1997 c.873 §18; 1999 c.859 §9; 2001 c.622 §53]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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