State Police

ORS 181A.827
Sanctuary violation reporting mechanism

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The Department of Justice shall establish a sanctuary violation reporting mechanism to receive reports of alleged violations of ORS 180.805 (Prohibited involvement of public bodies in federal immigration law enforcement), 181A.820 (Enforcement of federal immigration laws), 181A.823 (Prohibitions related to immigration enforcement) and 181A.826 (Prohibition on use of public resources for immigration enforcement). The sanctuary violation reporting mechanism must include a staffed telephone hotline and an online system that allows for electronic reporting.


The sanctuary violation reporting mechanism must:


Be coordinated with the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to develop a standardized intake process for reports made through the hotline or online system;


Collect all data possible regarding agencies, personnel, locations and individuals involved with violations reported through the hotline or online system;


Provide culturally competent assistance, referrals and resources to an individual targeted by a violation reported through the hotline or online system, and ensure that the assistance, referrals and resources are designed to reduce the effects of trauma and prevent further trauma; and


Coordinate with local organizations and service providers to assist individuals targeted by violations reported through the hotline or online system and families of those individuals.


The department, in coordination with the commission, shall publish and continually update, on a website operated by or on behalf of the department:


The number of complaints received by the mechanism established under subsection (1) of this section; and


An entry for each complaint, including the alleged violation, the federal agency implicated in the complaint and public bodies or agencies involved in the incident and the response of the public bodies and agencies.


The information contained on the website described in subsection (3) of this section may not contain any personally identifiable information of the individuals involved in the incident on which the complaint is based.


Information and data obtained under this section:


May be used only for the purposes described in this section; and


Is exempt from public disclosure under ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) if the information may reveal the identity of an individual involved in an incident on which a complaint reported to the sanctuary violation reporting mechanism is based. [2021 c.550 §4]


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May 30, 2023