2015 ORS 97.740¹
Definitions for ORS 97.740 to 97.760

For the purposes of ORS 97.740 (Definitions for ORS 97.740 to 97.760) to 97.760 (Civil action by Indian tribe or member):

(1) "Burial" has the meaning given that term in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961).

(2) "Funerary object" has the meaning given that term in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961).

(3) "Human remains" has the meaning given that term in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961).

(4) "Indian tribe" means any tribe of Indians recognized by the Secretary of the Interior or listed in the Klamath Termination Act, 25 U.S.C. 3564 et seq., or listed in the Western Oregon Indian Termination Act, 25 U.S.C. 3691 et seq., if the traditional cultural area of the tribe includes Oregon lands.

(5) "Object of cultural patrimony" has the meaning given that term in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961).

(6) "Professional archaeologist" means a person who has extensive formal training and experience in systematic, scientific archaeology.

(7) "Sacred object" has the meaning given that term in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961). [1977 c.647 §1; 1981 c.442 §3; 1985 c.198 §2; 1993 c.459 §9; 1997 c.249 §34]

Law Review Cita­tions

25 EL 463 (1995)

Chapter 97

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Embalming dead human body without prior authoriza­tion from surviving spouse or next of kin, (1981) Vol 41, p 457

  • Hillsboro Argus, Oct 17, 2009
    “Discovered remains must be reported to the Oregon State Police, the State Historic Preserva­tion Office and the state Commission on Indian Services. ORS ...”

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 97—Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 97, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.