Criteria for determining residence; Department of Corrections; rules; matrix.
(1) The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision and community corrections agencies, shall adopt rules establishing criteria to be considered in determining the permanent residence requirements for a sex offender released on post-prison supervision or parole. Transitional housing is not subject to permanent residence requirements. The department shall include in the rules:
(a) A general prohibition against allowing a sex offender to reside near locations where children are the primary occupants or users;
(b) The bases upon which exceptions to the general prohibition required by paragraph (a) of this subsection are authorized;
(c) A prohibition against allowing a sex offender to reside in any dwelling in which another sex offender on probation, parole or post-prison supervision resides unless authorized as provided in ORS 144.102 (4)(b)(M); and
(d) A process that allows communities and community corrections agencies that would be affected by a decision about the location of a sex offender’s residence to be informed of the decision making process before the offender is released.
(2) Based upon the rules adopted under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall develop a decision matrix to be used in determining the permanent residence requirements for a sex offender. [2001 c.365 §2; 2005 c.576 §5; 2011 c.258 §3]