2007 ORS 618.071¹
Inspection and investigation authority of department
  • written notices for minor violations

When necessary for the enforcement of ORS 618.010 (Definitions) to 618.246 (Sale by weight required for certain food products), or rules promulgated pursuant thereto, the State Department of Agriculture is:

(1) Authorized to enter during normal business hours any premises, including buildings or mobile facilities, where commercial transactions are conducted, commodities are located, or weights and measures are employed. If such premises are not open to the public, a department representative shall first present the credentials of the representative and obtain consent before making entry thereto. If such entry is denied, the department may apply for a search warrant from any person authorized to issue search warrants.

(2) Empowered to stop any commercial vehicle and, after presentment of credentials, require the person in charge to move the vehicle to a designated place for inspection on probable cause that a violation of ORS 618.010 (Definitions) to 618.246 (Sale by weight required for certain food products) has occurred or is occurring.

(3) Authorized, in the public interest, to issue written notices or warnings to violators for minor infractions of ORS 618.010 (Definitions) to 618.246 (Sale by weight required for certain food products) in lieu of referring the matter to the district attorney. [1973 c.293 §13; 1999 c.59 §183; 2005 c.22 §421]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 618—Weights and Measures, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­618.­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.