Oregon Senate Judiciary reverses course on county courts

Committee now believes that changes to county court judicial function should be put before voters

A bill that had the potential to change how county courts function in six rural counties was killed during the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday.

Senate Bill 1576 included an amendment that would have given county courts the option to give up its judicial function by relinquishing probate cases to circuit courts. In doing so, SB 1576-9 would have also given county co...


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