Lincoln County Courthouse; Photo Credit: Finetooth

 

Sherman County Courthouse; Photo Credit: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives

 

Malheur County Courthouse; Photo Credit: Oregon Judical Department

 

Meeting Calendar

Publication and Promulgation News


On September 10, 2016, the Council voted to publish for public comment amendments to eight of the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.

On December 3, 2016, the Council promulgated amendments to eight of the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 9, 22, 27, 36, 43, 45, 47, and 57). These promulgated amendments were sent to the Legislature at the beginning of the legislative session in February of 2017 and will become effective as law on January 1, 2018, unless the Legislature, by statute, rescinds or modifies them.  

Please note that, during its December 3 meeting, the Council made technical changes to the previously published versions of ORCP 9, ORCP 27, and ORCP 45 for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. to reflect the correct base text of the existing rule that was erroneously not used during the amendment process;
  2. to conform to the conventions and language of the existing Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure; and/or
  3. to clarify the intention of the rule changes.

The Council also chose not to adopt changes to ORCP 36 that would affect the meaning and operation of the rule, but did adopt grammatical, stylistic, and formatting changes included in all published versions of ORCP 36, as well as some additional changes for the reasons listed above.

 

2015-2017 Biennium Documents

Documents for the current biennium are found below. The Council makes every effort to ensure that the most up-to-date material is available on this page. If you notice any missing documetns or broken links, please e-mail us.  

 

Promulgated Rules

On December 3, 2016, the Council promulgated amendments to eight of the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 9, 22, 27, 36, 43, 45, 47, and 57).

These promulgated amendments were sent to the Legislature at the beginning of the legislative session in February of 2017 and will become effective as law on January 1, 2018, unless the Legislature, by statute, rescinds or modifies them.  

 

Staff Comments to Promulgated Rules

Staff Comments

These staff comments are provided as a convenience to those who read the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure and have a general question as to the impetus for a particular amendment during the 2015‐2017 biennium. Language in the staff comments was circulated to members of the Council on Court Procedures, but was not voted on or approved by the Council. The comments are neither legislative history for purposes of construction, as in statutory construction, to determine the intent of the Council in making any amendment, nor do they establish the meaning of any rule that has been amended. For the purpose of construing the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure, the only authoritative legislative history is found in the Council's minutes of its deliberations, located on this website. If the Legislative Assembly amended a rule, the legislative history for the Legislature's amendment can be found at www.oregonlegislature.gov.

 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas
Minutes

9/12/15
10/3/15
11/7/15
12/5/15
1/9/16
2/6/16
3/5/16
4/2/16
5/7/16
6/4/16
9/10/16
12/3/16

9/12/15
10/3/15 Corrected Minutes
11/7/15
12/5/15
1/9/16
2/6/16
3/5/16
4/2/16
5/7/16
6/4/16
9/10/16
12/3/16 *

Draft was provisionally approved by Council. Formal approval will occur at the September, 9, 2017, Council meeting.

 

Draft Histories of Promulgated Rules

Draft histories are a compliation of all draft amendments for a particular rule as they evoloved over the course of the biennium.

ORCP 9
ORCP 22
ORCP 27: No changes between original draft and promulgation
ORCP 36
ORCP 43
ORCP 45
ORCP 47
ORCP 57: No changes between original draft and promulgation

 

 

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