2017 ORS 186.025¹
Injunction and civil penalties for improper use of seal
  • notice
  • hearing
  • judicial review

(1) In addition to any other liability or penalty provided by law, the Secretary of State may do one or both of the following:

(a) Petition the circuit court to enjoin violation of ORS 186.023 (Improper use of state seal); or

(b) Pursuant to a hearing, issue an order imposing a civil penalty upon a person for any violation of ORS 186.023 (Improper use of state seal).

(2) A civil penalty may only be imposed under this section pursuant to ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(3) The Secretary of State may assess a civil penalty under this section not exceeding $500. The Secretary of State may remit or reduce any penalty imposed under this section upon such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State considers proper and consistent with the protection of the integrity of the seal of the State of Oregon. In imposing any penalty under this section, the Secretary of State shall consider the following factors:

(a) Prior violations, if any, of the person under ORS 186.023 (Improper use of state seal);

(b) The economic and financial conditions of the person; and

(c) Whether and to what extent the seal or reproduction thereof was used or possessed for deceptive or fraudulent purposes.

(4) In any judicial review of civil penalties imposed under this section, the court, in its discretion, may reduce the penalty.

(5) All penalties recovered under this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund and are available for general governmental expenses. [1983 c.325 §2; 1989 c.706 §9; 1991 c.734 §10]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 186—State Emblems; State Boundary, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors186.­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.