2017 ORS 423.045¹
Handgun or ammunition on department property
  • no duty concerning parking area or compliance

(1) The presence of a handgun or ammunition on property owned or occupied by the Department of Corrections pursuant to ORS 166.375 (Possession of handgun or ammunition by Department of Corrections authorized staff member) does not, by itself, constitute a failure by the department, State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision or Oregon Corrections Enterprises to provide a safe workplace.

(2) The department, board and Oregon Corrections Enterprises and their officers, employees and agents do not have a duty:

(a) To patrol, inspect or secure any parking lot, parking garage or other parking area provided for employees or any privately owned vehicle located in the parking lot, parking garage or other parking area to ensure compliance with ORS 166.375 (Possession of handgun or ammunition by Department of Corrections authorized staff member); or

(b) To investigate, confirm or determine authorized staff’s compliance with laws, rules or policies related to the ownership or possession of a handgun or ammunition or the transportation and storage of a handgun or ammunition. [2015 c.246 §2]

Note: 423.045 (Handgun or ammunition on department property) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 423 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 423—Corrections and Crime Control Administration and Program, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors423.­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.