Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement
(1)There is created the Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement consisting of the Attorney General and at least nine members appointed as follows:
(a)The Attorney General shall appoint:
(A)Two members employed by or associated with a group advocating for the rights of victims of crime;
(B)A member who represents the Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division;
(C)A lawyer routinely engaged in the representation of persons charged with a crime, after consulting with professional organizations serving such lawyers;
(D)A lawyer routinely engaged in prosecuting persons charged with person felony crimes, after consulting with professional organizations serving such lawyers;
(E)A lawyer routinely engaged in prosecuting persons charged with a crime, after consulting with professional organizations serving such lawyers; and
(F)Other persons the Attorney General deems appropriate;
(b)The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall appoint:
(A)A person employed by the Judicial Department, other than a judge; and
(B)A judge; and
(c)The executive director of the office of public defense services established under ORS 151.216 (Duties) shall appoint a person employed by the office of public defense services.
(2)The task force shall review the implementation of ORS 147.500 (Definitions) to 147.550 (Establishment of requirements and procedures by Chief Justice by rule or order).
(3)The Attorney General shall serve as chair of the task force and may establish a term of office for the members. The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.
(4)Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.
(5)The task force may prepare reports that include recommendations for legislation designed to improve, in a cost-efficient manner, the protection of rights granted to victims of crime by the Oregon Constitution. The task force may submit a report prepared under this subsection to the Legislative Assembly in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature).
(6)Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers on the task force.
(7)The Department of Justice shall provide staff support to the task force.
(8)All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2009 c.178 §20; repealed by 2009 c.178 §21; amendments by 2013 c.582 §2 treated as reenactment; status of statute reaffirmed by 2015 c.27 §13]
Section 147.560 — Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement; duties; reports,