ORS 346.640¹
Definitions for ORS 346.640 to 346.660

As used in ORS 346.640 (Definitions for ORS 346.640 to 346.660) to 346.660 (Prohibition against discriminating in renting housing because of hearing ear dog):

(1) "Person who is deaf" means a person whose hearing disability precludes successful processing of linguistic information through audition with or without a hearing aid.

(2) "Hearing ear dog" means a dog that is on an orange leash and that is trained to assist a person who is deaf.

(3) "Hearing ear dog trainee" means a dog undergoing training to assist a person who is deaf.

(4) "Mode of transportation" means any mode of public transportation operating within this state except for parlor, lounge, or club car of a common carrier by railroad.

(5) "Public accommodation" means a place of public accommodation as defined in ORS 659A.400 (Place of public accommodation defined). [1981 c.771 §3; 2007 c.70 §139]

Notes of Decisions

Defini­tion providing that "hearing ear dog" must be on orange leash is preempted by federal law. Green v. Housing Authority of Clackamas County, 994 F. Supp. 1253 (D. Or. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 346—Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors346.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 346, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­346ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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