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July 8, 2024

166.530. Hearing on extreme risk protection order; hearing requested by respondent

(1) At a hearing on an extreme risk protection order requested by the respondent under ORS 166.527 (9), the court may:

(a) Examine under oath the petitioner, the respondent and any witness either party may produce, including a mental health professional selected by the respondent, or, in lieu of examination, consider sworn affidavits of the petitioner, the respondent or a witness of either party; and

(b) Ensure that a reasonable search has been conducted for criminal history records related to the respondent.

(2)(a) The Oregon Evidence Code shall apply in a hearing under this section.

(b) The court may continue a hearing under this section upon a showing of good cause. If the court continues a hearing under this paragraph, the extreme risk protection order shall remain in effect until the next hearing date.

(3)(a) At the hearing, the court shall determine:

(A) Whether to terminate the extreme risk protection order or continue the order for a duration of one year; and

(B) Whether any deadly weapons surrendered to a law enforcement agency pursuant to ORS 166.537 shall be returned to the respondent or retained by the law enforcement agency.

(b) The petitioner has the burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the respondent presents a risk in the near future, including an imminent risk, of suicide or of causing physical injury to another person.

(c) If the court finds that the petitioner has met the burden of proof, the court shall:

(A) Order that the extreme risk protection order continue for the duration of one year from the date the original order was issued.

(B) Order that any deadly weapons surrendered to a law enforcement agency pursuant to ORS 166.537 remain in the custody of the law enforcement agency while the order is in effect.

(d) The court may not include in findings made under this subsection any mental health diagnosis or any connection between the risk presented by the respondent and mental illness.

(4) An extreme risk protection order continued under this section must include:

(a) A statement of the evidence and the court’s findings supporting issuance of the order;

(b) The date and time the order was issued;

(c) The date and time of the expiration of the order;

(d) A description of the requirements for surrender of deadly weapons in the respondent’s possession under ORS 166.537; and

(e) A statement in substantially the following form:

To the subject of this protection order: This order is valid until the date and time noted above. If you have not done so already, you are required to surrender all deadly weapons in your custody. You must immediately surrender all deadly weapons in your custody, control or possession to (insert name of local law enforcement agency), a gun dealer or a third party who may lawfully possess the deadly weapons. You must immediately surrender to (insert name of local law enforcement agency) any concealed handgun license issued to you. You may not have in your custody or control, purchase, possess, receive, or attempt to purchase or receive, a deadly weapon while this order is in effect. You have the right to request one hearing to terminate this order during the 12 months that this order is in effect starting from the date of this order. You may seek the advice of an attorney as to any matter connected with this order.

(5) When the court continues an extreme risk protection order under this section, the court shall inform the respondent that the respondent is entitled to request termination of the order in the manner described in ORS 166.533. The court shall provide the respondent with a form with which to request a termination hearing.

(6) The respondent need not be served if an order of the court indicates that the respondent appeared in person before the court.

(7) If the court terminates an extreme risk protection order after a hearing under this section:

(a) The court shall state with particularity the reasons for the termination on the record.

(b) The clerk of the court shall immediately deliver a copy of the termination order to the county sheriff with whom the original order was filed. Upon receipt of the termination order, the county sheriff shall promptly remove the original order from the Law Enforcement Data System and shall request that the order be removed from the databases of the National Crime Information Center of the United States Department of Justice.