ORS 540.990¹
Penalties

(1) Violation of any provision of ORS 540.440 (Owner to clear weeds from ditch right of way) is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $150, together with the costs and disbursements of the action, and in default of the payment of the fine and costs, by confinement in the county jail one day for each $2 thereof. Justice courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in the trial of all proceedings under this subsection.

(2) Violation of any provision of ORS 540.370 (Enforcing compliance with order or decree) (2), 540.570 (Temporary transfers within districts) (5), 540.710 (Interference with headgate, or use of water denied by watermaster or other authority), 540.720 (Unauthorized use or waste of water) or 540.730 (Obstruction interfering with access to or use of works) is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $250, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both. Justice courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in the trial of all violations under this subsection. [Amended by 2001 c.788 §§7,13; 2003 c.14 §§344,345; 2003 c.705 §§19,21]

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Chapter 540

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 390 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 540—Distribution of Water; Watermasters; Change in Use, Transfer or Forfeiture of Water Rights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors540.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 540, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­540ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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. Currency Information