2007 ORS § 153.093¹
Minimum fine

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a court or violations bureau may not defer, waive, suspend or otherwise reduce the fine for a violation to an amount that is less than:

(a) 75 percent of the base fine amount established for the offense under ORS 153.125 (Base fine amounts generally) to 153.145 (Rounding off), if the offense is a Class A, B, C or D violation, or an unclassified violation, under ORS 153.012 (Violation categories) and 153.015 (Unclassified and specific fine violations); or

(b) 20 percent of the base fine amount established for the offense under ORS 153.125 (Base fine amounts generally) to 153.145 (Rounding off), if the offense is a specific fine violation as described by ORS 153.015 (Unclassified and specific fine violations).

(2) Nothing in this section:

(a) Affects the manner in which a court imposes or reduces monetary obligations other than fines.

(b) Allows a court to reduce any fine amount below a minimum fine amount established by statute for the offense.

(c) Affects the ability of a court to establish a payment schedule for fines imposed by the court.

(3) For the purpose of determining whether a fine meets the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the unitary assessment amount under ORS 137.290 (Unitary assessment) and the county assessment amount under ORS 137.309 (County assessment) shall be included in calculating the amount required under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The Department of Revenue or Secretary of State may audit any court to determine whether the court is complying with the requirements of this section. In addition, the Department of Revenue or Secretary of State may audit any court to determine whether the court is complying with the requirements of ORS 137.290 (Unitary assessment) (4) and 153.630 (Disposition of moneys collected by courts) (4). The Department of Revenue or Secretary of State may file an action under ORS 34.105 (Definitions for ORS 34.105 to 34.240) to 34.240 (Appeal) to enforce the requirements of this section and ORS 137.290 (Unitary assessment) (4) and 153.630 (Disposition of moneys collected by courts) (4). [1999 c.1095 §3; 1999 c.1095 §5; 2003 c.14 §61; 2003 c.737 §104]