2015 ORS 44.545¹
Expediting proceedings

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section or except for good cause shown by either party, in any case where a child or a member of the family of the child is a victim of a crime and where a child under 18 years of age is called to give testimony, the court, consistent with the rules of civil or criminal procedure, shall expedite the action and insure that it takes precedence over any other. When determining whether or not to grant a continuance, the judge shall take into consideration the age of the child and the potential adverse impact the delay may have on the well-being of the child. The court shall make written findings of fact and conclusions of law when granting a continuance.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not apply to any juvenile proceeding other than the termination of parental rights. [1991 c.387 §1]

Note: 44.545 (Expediting proceedings) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 44 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 44—Witnesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors044.­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.
 
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.