State Police

ORS 181A.210
Criminal identification information to be furnished to Native American tribe


Upon the request of a Native American tribe, and in compliance with procedures adopted by the Department of State Police under ORS 181A.230 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information), the Department of State Police shall furnish to the authorized staff of the Native American tribe such information on a subject individual or contractor as the Department of State Police may have in its possession, including but not limited to manual or computerized criminal offender information. With the approval of the Department of State Police, a local law enforcement agency may furnish the information described in this subsection to a Native American tribe.



Subsequent to furnishing the information required under subsection (1) of this section, the Department of State Police shall conduct nationwide criminal records checks of the subject individual or contractor through the Federal Bureau of Investigation by use of the subject individual’s or contractor’s fingerprints and shall report the results to the staff of the Native American tribe, who must be specifically authorized to receive the information. In accordance with the procedures of the Department of State Police, a local law enforcement agency may conduct the criminal records check described in this paragraph if the local law enforcement agency has received approval under subsection (1) of this section.


The Department of State Police shall return the fingerprint cards to the Native American tribe.


For purposes of requesting and receiving the information and data described in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, Native American tribes are designated agencies for purposes of ORS 181A.010 (Definitions for ORS 181A) to 181A.350 (Eligibility of towing business to be placed on department list).


As used in this section:


“Contractor” means an individual or entity with which a Native American tribe intends to contract for the purpose of providing supplies or services related to tribal gaming, or a control person of a contractor.


“Control person” means:


In a privately owned corporation, the officers, directors and stockholders of the parent company and, if applicable, each of its subsidiaries.


In a publicly owned corporation, the officers and directors of the parent company, each of its subsidiaries and stockholders owning at least 15 percent of the company’s stock.


In a trust, the trustee and all persons entitled to receive income or benefit from the trust.


In an association, the members, officers and directors.


In a partnership or joint venture, the general partners, limited partners or joint venturers.


A member of the immediate family of any of the persons listed in subparagraphs (A) to (E) of this paragraph if the person is involved in the business.


A subcontractor of a contractor, if the subcontractor performs more than 50 percent of the contractor’s contract with the Native American tribe.


“Native American tribe” means a recognized Native American tribe or band of tribes:


Authorized by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of October 17, 1988 (Public Law 100-497), 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., and the State of Oregon to conduct gambling operations on tribal land; or


Eligible for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.


“Subject individual” means an individual who is:


Applying for employment at a tribal gaming facility as a key employee, high security employee, low security employee or management employee;


Employed or applying for employment with a tribal government or agency responsible for child care, child welfare, law enforcement, education, health care, housing or social services;


Licensed, certified or registered, or applying to be licensed, certified or registered, by the government of a Native American tribe or an agency of a Native American tribe to provide foster care for children; or


Living in the home of an individual described in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph. [Formerly 181.538]
Note: 181A.210 (Criminal identification information to be furnished to Native American tribe) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 181A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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May 26, 2023