Oregon Year in Review: Expanding the Court of Appeals, judicial security personnel training

New laws affecting the courts enacted by the Oregon legislature in 2012 include the following:

HB 4026 Increases Court of Appeals from 10 to 13 members, effective 2013. increases Court of Appeals from 13 to 16 members effective 2015.

HB 4163 Changes title of “court security officer” to judicial security marshal” and “court security personnel” to “judicial security personnel.” Requires the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to train judicial security personnel, and for the Judicial Department to pay for the training.

HB 4167 Alters various fees/fines payable to Municipal or Justice Court Criminal Fine Account.

HB 4168 Alters numerous provisions related to fees in state court actions.