ORS 153.022¹
Authority of agency to specify rule violation as particular level of violation

If a statute provides that violation of the rules of an agency constitutes an offense, as described in ORS 161.505 (“Offense” described), the agency may by rule specify that violation of a specific rule of the agency is subject to a specific fine, or a specific maximum fine, that is less in amount than the maximum fine for the offense specified by the statute. In addition, the agency may specify that violation of the specific rule is a Class A, B, C or D violation under the provisions of ORS 153.012 (Violation categories) as long as the class specified in the rule is lower than the statutory classification for the offense. [1999 c.1051 §76]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 153—Violations and Fines, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors153.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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