Public Defenders

ORS 151.225
Public Defense Services Account


The Public Defense Services Account is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. The Public Defense Services Account is continuously appropriated to the Public Defense Services Commission to:


Reimburse the actual costs and expenses, including personnel expenses, incurred in administration and support of the public defense system;


Reimburse the State Court Administrator under ORS 151.216 (Duties) (1)(i); and


Pay other expenses in connection with the legal representation of persons for which the commission is responsible by law, including expenses incurred in the administration of the public defense system.


All moneys received by the Judicial Department under ORS 135.050 (Eligibility for court-appointed counsel) (8), 151.487 (Ability to pay) (1), 419A.211 (Appointment of counsel), 419B.198 (Responsibility for payment of costs related to provision of appointed counsel for child or ward) (1), 419C.203 (Payment for compensation of counsel) (1) or 419C.535 (Appointed counsel) (2) shall be deposited in the Public Defense Services Account.


All gifts, grants or contributions accepted by the commission under ORS 151.216 (Duties) shall be deposited in a separate subaccount created in the Public Defense Services Account to be used by the commission for the purpose for which the gift, grant or contribution was given or granted. [2001 c.962 §§5,106b; 2011 c.597 §43a; 2012 c.107 §37; 2015 c.27 §14]
Note: See note under 151.211 (Definitions for ORS 151.211 to 151.221).


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