ORS 44.550¹
Definitions for ORS 44.550 to 44.566

As used in ORS 44.550 (Definitions for ORS 44.550 to 44.566) to 44.566 (Provisions not applicable if public body a party):

(1) “Civil case” means any proceeding other than a criminal prosecution.

(2) “Law enforcement unit” means:

(a) The police department of a city;

(b) The sheriff’s department or other police organization of a county; or

(c) A police department established by a university under ORS 352.121 (University police departments and officers) or 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers).

(3) “Police officer” means an officer or member of a law enforcement unit who is employed full-time as a peace officer by the city or county and who is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of this state.

(4) “Tribunal” means any person or body before which attendance of witnesses may be required by subpoena, including an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings. [1991 c.550 §1; 2011 c.506 §3; 2013 c.180 §4]

Note: 44.550 (Definitions for ORS 44.550 to 44.566) to 44.566 (Provisions not applicable if public body a party) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were 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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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