Base fines for wildlife law violations
(1) The base fine amount for a violation of wildlife laws or rules as described in ORS 496.992 (Penalties) (2) that is required in violation proceedings under ORS chapter 153 shall be as follows:
(a) Violations that do not involve the taking of wildlife, except for violations of the nonresident licensing provisions of ORS 497.102 (Hunting license and permit fees) and 497.121 (Angling and shellfish licenses and tags) and the provisions of ORS 496.994 (Obstructing the taking of wildlife prohibited), $75.
(b) Violations that involve the taking of nongame mammals or game birds, and size or quantity limits for fish and shellfish, except salmon, steelhead trout and sturgeon, $150.
(c) Violations that involve the taking of salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon, wildlife not otherwise provided for and all other wildlife offenses, $299.
(2) The base fine amount established under subsection (1) of this section includes the unitary assessment required under ORS 137.290 (Unitary assessment) and the county assessment required under ORS 137.309 (County assessment).
(3) A court may not establish a base fine amount for a violation of an offense described in subsection (1) of this section other than the amount listed in this section. [1995 c.545 §4; 1997 c.19 §1; 1999 c.1051 §105]
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