2011 ORS § 390.565¹
All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee
  • appointment
  • term
  • duties

(1) The All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee is established. The committee shall consist of 14 voting members and one nonvoting member appointed by the State Parks and Recreation Commission for a term of four years. Members are eligible for reappointment and vacancies may be filled by the commission. A majority of members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(2) Of the voting members of the committee:

(a) One shall be a representative of a Class I all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(b) One shall be a representative of a Class II all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(c) One shall be a representative of a Class III all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(d) One shall be a representative of a Class IV all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(e) One shall be an all-terrain vehicle dealer.

(f) One shall be an at-large all-terrain vehicle user.

(g) One shall be a representative of the United States Forest Service who is knowledgeable about all-terrain vehicle recreation areas on federal lands.

(h) One shall be a representative of the Bureau of Land Management who is knowledgeable about all-terrain vehicle recreation areas on federal lands.

(i) One shall be a representative of the Department of Transportation who is knowledgeable about transportation safety.

(j) One shall be a representative of the State Forestry Department who is knowledgeable about all-terrain vehicle recreation areas on state lands.

(k) One shall be a representative of the Department of Human Services who is knowledgeable about public health and safety.

(L) One shall be a representative of a law enforcement agency who is knowledgeable about and active in enforcement of all-terrain vehicle laws.

(m) One shall be a representative of the State Department of Fish and Wildlife who is knowledgeable about all-terrain vehicle activities and the use of all-terrain vehicles in hunting and fishing.

(n) One shall be a person who represents persons with disabilities.

(3) One representative from the State Parks and Recreation Department shall be a nonvoting member of the committee.

(4) The committee shall:

(a) Review accidents and fatalities resulting from all-terrain vehicle recreation and make recommendations to the State Parks and Recreation Commission.

(b) Review changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations and make recommendations to the commission.

(c) Review safety features of all classes of off-highway vehicles and make recommendations to the commission.

(d) Recommend appropriate safety requirements to protect child operators and riders of off-highway vehicles to the commission.

(5)(a) A subcommittee of the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee, titled the All-Terrain Vehicle Grant Subcommittee, shall be established consisting of the following members:

(A) The representative of a Class I all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(B) The representative of a Class II all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(C) The representative of a Class III all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(D) The representative of a Class IV all-terrain vehicle user organization.

(E) The at-large all-terrain vehicle user.

(F) The representative of a law enforcement agency.

(G) The representative of persons with disabilities.

(b) The All-Terrain Vehicle Grant Subcommittee shall:

(A) Advise the State Parks and Recreation Department on the allocation of moneys in the All-Terrain Vehicle Account established by ORS 390.555 (All-Terrain Vehicle Account); and

(B) Review grant proposals and make recommendations to the commission as to which projects should receive grant funding.

(c) Recommendations under this subsection on grant proposals must receive an affirmative vote from at least four of the members of the subcommittee.

(6) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall provide staff support for the committee and shall provide for expansion of programs for all-terrain vehicle users. [1999 c.977 §5; 2009 c.812 §2; 2011 c.360 §9]