Oregon Statutes - Chapter 147 - Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction - Section 147.045 - Notification of district attorney upon filing of compensation claim; deferral of compensation proceedings; emergency awards.

(1) Upon filing of a claim pursuant to ORS 135.905 and 147.005 to 147.367, the Department of Justice shall promptly notify the district attorney of the county wherein the crime is alleged to have occurred. If, within 10 days after such notification, the district attorney advises the department that a criminal prosecution is pending upon the same alleged crime and requests that action by the department be deferred, the department shall defer all proceedings under ORS 135.905 and 147.005 to 147.367 until such time as such criminal prosecution has been concluded and shall so notify the district attorney and the applicant. When such criminal prosecution has been concluded, the district attorney shall promptly so notify the department.

(2) Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the department to grant emergency awards pursuant to ORS 147.055. [1977 c.376 §6]

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