2015 ORS 131.566¹
Motor vehicle with hidden compartment

(1) When a seizing agency lawfully seizes a motor vehicle with a hidden compartment, the agency shall disable the hidden compartment, unless the motor vehicle is forfeited and the agency:

(a) Retains the motor vehicle for law enforcement purposes; or

(b) Determines that the cost of disabling the hidden compartment exceeds the value of the motor vehicle.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 131.594 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency not the state) or 131.597 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency is the state), if the motor vehicle with a hidden compartment is forfeited and the seizing agency:

(a) Retains the motor vehicle for law enforcement purposes, the agency shall deduct the cost of disabling the hidden compartment from the value of the motor vehicle before making the distribution described in ORS 131.594 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency not the state) or 131.597 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency is the state).

(b) Does not retain the motor vehicle for law enforcement purposes and determines that the cost of disabling the hidden compartment exceeds the value of the motor vehicle, the agency shall sell the motor vehicle for scrap or salvage and distribute the proceeds of the sale according to ORS 131.594 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency not the state) or 131.597 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency is the state). The seizing agency shall ensure that the person to whom the motor vehicle is sold disables the hidden compartment or the motor vehicle.

(3) If a motor vehicle with a hidden compartment is forfeited and the seizing agency sells the motor vehicle, the agency shall deduct the cost of disabling the hidden compartment from the proceeds of the sale under ORS 131.594 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency not the state) (1)(a) or 131.597 (Disposition and distribution of forfeited property when seizing agency is the state) (1)(a). [2009 c.874 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131—Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Criminal Forfeiture; Crime Prevention, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.