ORS 167.164¹
Possession of gray machine
  • penalty
  • defense

(1) On and after December 1, 1991, a person commits the crime of possession of a gray machine if the person manufactures, sells, leases, transports, places, possesses or services a gray machine or conducts or negotiates a transaction affecting or designed to affect the ownership, custody or use of a gray machine.

(2) Possession of a gray machine is a Class C felony.

(3) Violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate or conspiracy to violate subsection (1) of this section constitutes prohibited conduct for purposes of ORS chapter 475A, and shall give rise to civil in rem forfeiture as provided in ORS chapter 475A. A judgment providing for forfeiture may direct that the machine be destroyed.

(4) It is a defense to a charge of possession of a gray machine if the machine that caused the charge to be brought was manufactured prior to 1958 and was not operated for purposes of unlawful gambling. [1991 c.962 §5; 1999 c.59 §33]

Chapter 167

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Exemp­tion of nuisance laws from constitu­tional require­ment for pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 167—Offenses Against Public Health, Decency and Animals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors167.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 167, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­167ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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