2017 ORS 131A.030¹
Seizure of 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 131A.360 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by local government) and 131A.365 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by 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 131A.360 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by local government) and 131A.365 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by 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 131A.360 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by local government) and 131A.365 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by 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 as a cost of prosecuting the case under ORS 131A.360 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by local government) (3) and 131A.365 (Distribution of forfeiture proceeds by state) (2). [2009 c.874 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131A—Civil Forfeiture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.