History of Oregon Sex Offender Registration Law
Information provided by Oregon State Police website
History of Sex Offender Registration in Oregon 1989 - Oregon’s first registration laws are enacted.
1991 - new crimes are added requiring registration.
1993 - “Predatory” designation is created.
A predatory designation is given to convictions or adjudications of: Rape in any degree, Sodomy in any degree, Penetration with an Object in any degree, Sex Abuse in any degree and attempts to commit any of the above AND “Exhibits characteristics showing a tendency to victimize or injure others”. Language regarding the use of a risk assessment tool is included.
1995 - additional crimes are added to the list requiring registration.
1997 - all registration offenses become Class A Misdemeanors or Class C Felonies.
1999 - Oregon complies with federal registration mandates by instigating a central registration repository at the Oregon State Police.
2002 - Oregon State Police use Internet to make certain sex offender’s information available to the public.
2003 - injunctions against Oregon State Police are vacated.
Due to budget cuts, Oregon State Police lay off approximately 129 Troopers and 125 professional staff, not including existing vacancy cuts. No funding exists to implement a public web site for sex offender notification.
2004 - language is changed allowing juveniles to petition for registration relief.
2005 - legislative changes are made to create a public sex offender website and track offenders working or attending school in Oregon.
2006 - additional crimes are added to the list requiring registration; higher education attendance in Oregon requires registration.
2007 - legislative renumber of relief statutes.
2008 - additional crimes are added to the list requiring registration.
2012 - juveniles with misdemeanor adjudications no longer have to register.
2013 - additional crimes are added to the list requiring registration.