Background/Purpose of Rules/Applicability
(1)2013 Oregon Laws, Chapter 708 (HB 2549) as amended by 2015 Oregon Laws, Chapter 820 (HB 2320) creates a new state-wide system that classifies most registered sex offenders in the State of Oregon. After completion of a risk assessment, each registrant will be classified as a 3, 2 or 1. A classification of “3” is considered the highest risk while a classification of “1” is considered the lowest risk. Effective August 12, 2015, the PSRB has new responsibilities under these laws. First, the PSRB or the Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision will be classifying all registrants who have been found GEI (guilty except for insanity) and submitting their classification to Oregon State Police. Depending on a registrant’s risk, the PSRB may release information necessary to protect the public concerning the sex offender and Oregon State Police may release information to the public as well. Finally, registrants who meet the eligibility requirements to apply to the PSRB for relief from registration or request reclassification to a lower level may do so beginning December 1, 2018. Division 400 rules will clarify the PSRB’s implementation of these programs.
(2)Division 400 administrative rules do not apply to those found responsible except for insanity (REI) who must register as a sex offender due to that finding.
Rule 859-400-0001 — Background/Purpose of Rules/Applicability,