Chapter 14B.50 Forfeiture


14B.50.010 Certain Vehicles as Nuisances.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 184197 and 184648, effective June 8, 2011.)  The following motor vehicles are hereby declared to be nuisances and subject to seizure and in rem civil forfeiture:

 

A.  A motor vehicle operated by a person whose operator's license is criminally suspended or revoked under ORS 811.182.

 

B.  A motor vehicle used to commit Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in violation of ORS 813.010, to the extent forfeiture of such vehicle is permitted under state law.

 

C.  A motor vehicle used to commit prostitution as defined in ORS 167.007(1)(b).

 

D.  A motor vehicle used to commit Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police under ORS 811.540.


14B.50.020 Forfeiture Proceedings.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 180260 and 184197, effective October 27, 2010.)  All civil forfeitures conducted pursuant to this Chapter are subject to the procedures and limitations set forth in ORS Chapter 131A except that the distribution of proceeds in 131A.360 is not applicable.


14B.50.030 Prostitution.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 184197 and 184648, effective June 8, 2011.)  Conduct involving violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate or conspiracy to violate any provision of ORS 167.002 to 167.027, excluding 167.007(1)(a) is hereby declared to be prohibited conduct, and any property that is used to commit or which is proceeds of the prohibited conduct is hereby declared to be subject to forfeiture, as limited by the provisions of  Section 14B.50.020.


14B.50.035 Disbursement of Proceeds from Prostitution Forfeiture.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 184648, effective June 8, 2011.) 

 

A.  Forfeiture proceeds arising out of the prohibited conduct as defined by Section 14B.50.030 shall be separately accounted for. 

 

B.  After entry of a judgment of forfeiture for any assets forfeited under Section 14B.50.030, the forfeiting agency shall distribute or apply the proceeds in the following order:

 

1.  To the satisfaction of any foreclosed liens, security interests, and contracts, in order of their priority;

 

2.  To the seizing and forfeiting agencies for actual and reasonable expenses related to the costs of the forfeiture proceeding, including but not limited to

 

a.  the costs incurred by seizing and forfeiting agencies in investigating and prosecuting the case, such as costs, disbursements and attorney fees as defined in ORCP 68 A;

 

b.  special expenses such as the provision of currency for undercover law enforcement operations, the cost of disabling a hidden compartment in a motor vehicle, and storage or maintenance of the seized property; and

 

c.  expenses arising in connection with the sale of any forfeited property.

 

3.  The forfeiting agency may not pay expenditures made in connection with the ordinary maintenance and operation of a seizing or forfeiting agency under this Subsection. 

 

C.   After payment of costs under Subsection 14B.50.035 B., the forfeiting agency shall use seventy-five percent of the remaining proceeds to provide services, including but not limited to shelter services, for victims of human trafficking.  The remaining twenty-five percent of the proceeds from any assets forfeited under or Section 14B.50.030 may be used by the Portland Police Bureau for law enforcement purposes relating to the provisions of ORS 167.002, 167.007(1)(b), 167.012, and 167.017.


14B.50.040 Gambling.

Conduct involving violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate or conspiracy to violate any provision of ORS 167.117 to 167.166 is hereby declared to be prohibited conduct, and any property that is used to commit or which is proceeds of the prohibited conduct is hereby declared to be subject to forfeiture, as limited by the provisions of 14B.50.020.


14B.50.050 Money Laundering.

(Added by Ordinance No. 185503, effective August 17, 2012.)  Conduct involving a violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate or conspiracy to violate any provision of ORS 164.170 and 164.172 is hereby declared to be prohibited conduct, and any property that is used to commit or which is proceeds of the prohibited conduct is hereby declared to be subject to forfeiture, as limited by the provisions of  Section 14B.50.020.


14B.50.055 Distribution of Proceeds from Money Laundering Forfeiture.

(Added by Ordinance No. 185503, effective August 17, 2012.) 

 

A.  Forfeiture proceeds arising out of the prohibited conduct as defined by Section 14B.50.050 shall be separately accounted for. 

 

B.  After entry of a judgment of forfeiture for any assets forfeited under Section 14B.50.050, the forfeiting agency shall distribute or apply the proceeds in the following order:

 

1.  To the satisfaction of any foreclosed liens, security interests, and contracts, in order of their priority;

 

2.  To the seizing and forfeiting agencies for actual and reasonable expenses related to the costs of the forfeiture proceeding, including but not limited to

 

a.  the costs incurred by seizing and forfeiting agencies in investigating and prosecuting the case, such as costs, disbursements and attorney fees as defined in ORCP 68 A;

 

b.  special expenses such as the provision of currency for undercover law enforcement operations, the cost of disabling a hidden compartment in a motor vehicle, and storage or maintenance of the seized property; and

 

c.  expenses arising in connection with the sale of any forfeited property.

 

C.  To the extent not addressed by a claim filed under ORS 131A.165, restitution awarded under ORS 137.103 et seq. and compensatory fines awarded under ORS 137.101 shall be paid to any victim of the prohibited conduct or similar crime.

 

D.  After payment of costs under Subsection 14B.50.055 B. and C., the forfeiting agency shall use any remaining proceeds for law enforcement purposes.