2015 ORS 703.310¹
Polygraph equipment requirements
• use of noncomplying equipment prohibited
• remedy for violation
(1) All instruments or mechanical devices that are used by polygraph examiners to test or question an individual for the purpose of detecting deception or of verifying the truth of statements made by the individual shall record visually, permanently and simultaneously the cardiovascular pattern, the respiratory pattern and the galvanic skin response of the individual. The patterns of other physiological changes of the individual also may be recorded.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 703.335 (Equipment police officer may use to detect deception or verify truth), a person may not use any instrument or mechanical device to test or question an individual for the purpose of detecting deception or verifying the truth of statements made by the individual that does not comply with the minimum requirementsfor the instrument or device under subsection (1) of this section. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in consultation with the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training, may, in the name of the State of Oregon, initiate and maintain appropriate judicial proceedings, in the manner provided by law for such proceedings, to enjoin the use by a polygraph examiner of any instrumentation or mechanical device that does not comply with the minimum requirements specified in subsection (1) of this section. [1975 c.608 §26; 1997 c.853 §59; 2003 c.777 §4]
ORS 703.310 FORBIDS THE USE OF ANY NON-POLYGRAPH
TECHNOLOGY IN OREGON.
SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 2545
Essentially unrevised since 1975
CURRENT OREGON STATUTE
HB 2545 is making its way through the legislature. It would amend ORS 703.310 and allow modern non-polygraph technologies to be used in the State of Oregon. If you wish to support this effort, please contact your state representative; you can find your representative by clicking HERE.
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