2015 ORS 703.407¹
Expert witness exception

The licensing requirement of ORS 703.405 (License requirement) does not apply to a person while the person is:

(1) Providing testimony in a court as an expert under ORS 40.410 (Rule 702. Testimony by experts); or

(2) Conducting investigations or reviews or engaging in other activities in preparation for providing testimony in a court as an expert under ORS 40.410 (Rule 702. Testimony by experts). [2003 c.687 §14; 2005 c.613 §10]

Note: 703.407 (Expert witness exception) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 703 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

In prison disciplinary hearing, introduc­tion of actual ques­tions asked prisoner during polygraph examina­tion, re­gard­ing his involve­ment in alleged assault, constituted sufficient founda­tion for admission of record of polygraph test and conclusions of general polygraph examiner, notwithstanding that prisoner's verbal answers were not recorded or introduced. Preston v. OSP, 35 Or App 799, 583 P2d 9 (1978)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 703—Truth Verification and Deception Detection; Investigators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors703.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 703, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano703.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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