2007 ORS 377.992¹
Penalties

(1)(a) A person who violates any provision of ORS 377.510 (Signs visible from state highways regulated) or 377.700 (Short title) to 377.840 (Travel Information Council account) or any regulation of the Travel Information Council adopted pursuant thereto is subject to a civil penalty of up to $100 per day for each day of violation. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the maximum penalty under this subsection for a violation is $3,000 per sign.

(b) A person who violates ORS 377.725 (Permit) is subject to a civil penalty of up to $100 per day for each day of violation, up to a maximum amount established by the Department of Transportation by rule.

(c) Civil penalties under this subsection shall be imposed in the manner provided by ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(2) Violation of the conditions and provisions of a permit procured under ORS 377.050 (Consent of department for removal of trees along state highways) by any person having procured the permit is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $100, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days or both.

(3) Violation of ORS 377.030 (Destruction or removal of trees on state highways without permission prohibited) to 377.050 (Consent of department for removal of trees along state highways), 377.510 (Signs visible from state highways regulated), 377.620 (Restrictions on maintaining or establishing junkyard along highway) (2) or 377.635 (Junkyard in violation of restrictions declared a public nuisance) is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $100, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days, or both. [1971 c.770 §28; 2001 c.508 §3]

Note: Sections 26 and 27, chapter 199, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 26. Sign Task Force. (1) There is created the Sign Task Force on outdoor signs, consisting of 13 members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint one member from among members of the Senate.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member from among members of the House of Representatives.

(c) The Governor shall appoint one representative from the Department of Transportation.

(d) The Attorney General shall appoint one member.

(e) The Director of Transportation shall appoint three representatives from the outdoor sign industry holding 300 or more outdoor sign permits and relocation credits combined.

(f) The director shall appoint three representatives from the outdoor sign industry holding fewer than 300 outdoor sign permits and relocation credits combined.

(g) The director shall appoint one representative from an organization that promotes scenic values.

(h) The director shall appoint one representative who is a landowner and who receives compensation from outdoor advertising companies.

(i) The director shall appoint one representative from an advertising agency that does business with outdoor advertising companies in this state.

(2) The task force shall examine:

(a) Permitting of tri-vision signs;

(b) Ownership, use and other issues regarding relocation credits;

(c) Emerging technologies in the outdoor sign industry;

(d) Increasing the penalties for violation of outdoor sign regulations;

(e) Just compensation related to required removal of outdoor advertising signs; and

(f) Any other issue relating to the regulation of the outdoor sign industry the task force determines is appropriate.

(3) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(5) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(6) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(7) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(8) The task force shall have its first meeting on or before the later of 30 days after adjournment sine die of the regular session of the Seventy-fourth Legislative Assembly or July 31, 2007.

(9) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(10) The task force shall submit a report, and may include recommendations for legislation, to an interim committee related to transportation as appropriate no later than November 1, 2008.

(11) The Department of Transportation shall provide staff support to the task force.

(12) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses incurred in performing functions of the task force shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department for that purpose.

(13) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.199 §26]

Sec. 27. Section 26 of this 2007 Act is repealed on the date of the convening of the next regular biennial legislative session. [2007 c.199 §27]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 377—Highway Beautification; Motorist Information Signs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­377.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.