2011 ORS § 283.313¹
Adoption of mileage limits for use and replacement of state-owned vehicles
  • procedure for approving exceptions to requirement for provision of state-owned vehicle
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt by rule a formula to determine the mileage limit for purposes of ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver). The formula shall define a mileage limit that is the mileage at which use of a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is more economical than use of a privately owned motor vehicle for official state business. For purposes of this subsection, the department shall adopt the formula in Secretary of State, Audit No. 97-36, State of Oregon Opportunities to Reduce State Employee Travel Costs, p. 29, app. A, exhibit 1 (April 17, 1997), or an equivalent formula.

(2) The department shall adopt by rule a replacement mileage standard for purposes of ORS 283.314 (Replacement of state-owned vehicle when replacement mileage standard is exceeded). The replacement mileage standard is the mileage at which replacement of a standard passenger vehicle is more economical than retaining the vehicle.

(3) The department shall adopt by rule a procedure to approve exceptions under ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver) (5) to the requirements of ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver) (3). The procedure adopted must conform to the following:

(a) The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall approve each exception.

(b) The director may appoint a committee to advise the director on the merits of each request for an exception.

(c) An application by a state agency or institution for an exception must be in writing. The application must include, but not be limited to:

(A) A statement of the reasons ownership or assignment of a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is necessary to the activities conducted by the state agency or institution, notwithstanding the number of miles per month the vehicle is driven; and

(B) A statement of reasons why rental of a standard passenger vehicle, use of a vehicle owned by an authorized driver or borrowing a vehicle from another state agency or institution is not a satisfactory alternative to ownership or assignment of a standard passenger vehicle. [1997 c.848 §5]