2015 ORS 44.415¹
Fees and mileage of witnesses

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person is entitled to receive $30 for each days attendance as a witness and mileage reimbursement at the rate of 25 cents a mile if the person is required to travel from a place within or outside this state in order to perform duties as a witness. Total mileage reimbursement shall not exceed the necessary cost of transportation on reasonably available common carriers.

(2) In any criminal proceeding, any proceeding prosecuted by a public body or any proceeding where a public body is a party, a person is entitled to receive $5 for each days attendance as a witness and mileage reimbursement at the rate of eight cents a mile if the person is required to travel from a place within or outside this state in order to perform duties as a witness. Total mileage reimbursement shall not exceed the necessary cost of transportation on reasonably available common carriers.

(3) As used in this section, public body means any state, city, county, school district, other political subdivision, municipal corporation, public corporation and any instrumentality thereof. [1989 c.980 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Witness who is re­quired to travel is entitled to witness fees and mileage reimburse­ment whether sub­poe­naed or not. Norris v. Norris, 201 Or App 162, 118 P3d 266 (2005)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 44—Witnesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors044.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 44, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano044.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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