2015 ORS 153.021¹
Minimum fines
  • audit of court

(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, a court may not defer, waive, suspend or otherwise reduce the fine for a violation that is subject to the presumptive fines established by ORS 153.019 (Presumptive fines) (1) or 153.020 (Presumptive fines) to an amount that is less than:

(a) $220 for a Class A violation.

(b) $130 for a Class B violation.

(c) $80 for a Class C violation.

(d) $60 for a Class D violation.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by law, a court may not defer, waive, suspend or otherwise reduce the fine for a specific fine violation to an amount that is less than 20 percent of the presumptive fine for the violation.

(3) This section does not affect the manner in which a court imposes or reduces monetary obligations other than fines.

(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 137.145 (Definitions for ORS 137.145 to 137.159) to 137.159 (Level V obligations in circuit court judgments) and 153.640 (Disposition of fines for traffic offenses) to 153.680 (Costs). 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 of ORS 137.145 (Definitions for ORS 137.145 to 137.159) to 137.159 (Level V obligations in circuit court judgments) and 153.640 (Disposition of fines for traffic offenses) to 153.680 (Costs). [2011 c.597 §4; 2012 c.89 §11]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 153—Violations and Fines, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors153.­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.