Preliminary Provisions

ORS 131.890
Entitlement to reward

  • use of public money to reward bounty hunter


Any person providing information leading to the apprehension of a person for whom a reward has been offered under ORS 131.885 (Offer of reward) is entitled to and shall be paid the reward offered under ORS 131.885 (Offer of reward) or a proportionate share thereof if more than one claimant is entitled.


No public money may be used to pay a reward to a bounty hunter under this section. As used in this subsection, “bounty hunter” means a private person who is in the business of apprehending persons who have forfeited security or broken the terms of a security release, fled from justice or escaped from confinement. [Formerly 149.020; 1981 c.300 §2; 1999 c.217 §2]


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May 30, 2023