(1)Upon receipt of information concerning a contract, or a judgment or restitution order which may be subject to the provisions of Section 3, Chapter 552, Oregon Laws 1985 the administrator shall promptly investigate as necessary and determine whether the subject contract, judgment or restitution order falls within the provisions of said statute. Upon completion of such investigation, the administrator shall issue in writing a proposed determination and/or order with regard to the contract or matter in question.
(2)Written notice of the proposed determination and/or order shall be served in the same manner as service of a summons under the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP) on the contracting party or parties, the person charged with, convicted, or found guilty, except for insanity of the crime, and any known victims or dependents of deceased victims of the crime, and by certified mail, return receipt requested on such other persons or legal entities as the administrator may determine have an interest in the contract or subject matter of the proposed determination and/or order. Such notice shall contain the following statement:
(3)If a hearing is not requested within the time allowed, the proposed determination and/or order shall become the final decision of the Department.
(4)Upon receipt of a request for a hearing, the administrator shall conduct or shall appoint a hearing officer to conduct a hearing on the matter.
(5)The party requesting the hearing and all persons or entities mentioned in section (2) of this rule shall be notified in writing of the time, place and purpose of the hearing and informed of the rights of a party under ORS 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure). A copy of the request for hearing shall also be provided. The notice shall be mailed certified mail, return receipt requested, not less than ten days before the date of the hearing.
(6)Hearings shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with ORS Chapter 183 (Administrative Procedures Act) and the Attorney General’s Model Rules of Procedure.
(7)Whenever the administrator determines that a substantial danger exists that moneys paid or owing to a person charged with or convicted of a crime pursuant to a contract which may be subject to the provisions of Section 3, Chapter 552, Oregon Laws 1985 Chapter 552, may be concealed, wasted, converted, assigned, encumbered, disposed of, or removed from the state, prior to a final decision of the Department on the applicability of the statute to the contract; or where a necessary party to the determination cannot be served with notice of the Department’s proposed determination and order despite diligent efforts to do so; the administrator may issue an emergency determination on behalf of the Department providing for the turning over of such moneys to the Department, pending the outcome of a hearing where requested and a final decision by the Department.
Rule 137-080-0010 — Determining Contracts,