House Bill 4212, an omnibus bill addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, was signed by the Governor on June 30, 2020. Among other issues, the bill provided the Oregon Judicial Department with greater authority in certain circumstances to extend statutory deadlines, both civil and criminal, if the COVID-19 emergency delayed court proceedings. In addition, it extended pre-filing statutory timelines for specific cases. The bill also authorized a pilot project to allow for remote online notarization. To find the statutory language of the three concepts, go to the following sections:
HB 4212 went into effect on June 30, 2020. Issue-specific effective dates and end dates are included within the text of the bill.
For additional information on operations of the Oregon courts during the pandemic, see our main COVID-19 page. [https://www.osbar.org/resources/covid19.html]