Offenses Against General Welfare and Animals

ORS 167.002
Definitions for ORS 167.002 to 167.027

As used in ORS 167.002 (Definitions for ORS 167.002 to 167.027) to 167.027 (Evidence required to show place of prostitution), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Place of prostitution” means any place where prostitution is practiced.


“Prostitute” means a male or female person who engages in sexual conduct or sexual contact for a fee.


“Prostitution enterprise” means an arrangement whereby two or more prostitutes are organized to conduct prostitution activities.


“Sexual conduct” means sexual intercourse or oral or anal sexual intercourse.


“Sexual contact” means any touching of the sexual organs or other intimate parts of a person not married to the actor for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party. [1971 c.743 §249; 1973 c.699 §5; 2017 c.318 §14]

Notes of Decisions

Where city's mandatory minimum penalty is harsher than state's for same conduct, city's penalty is invalid under Article XI, Section 2 of Oregon Constitution as incompatible with state criminal law. City of Portland v. Dollarhide, 300 Or 490, 714 P2d 220 (1986)

Law Review Citations

50 WLR 115 (2013)

§§ 167.002 to 167.027

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 428, 435, 523 (1972)

Chapter 167

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Exemption of nuisance laws from constitutional requirement for payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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