2017 ORS 276.255¹
Devices or facilities to deliver electricity for motor vehicles
  • location on state agency premises
  • restrictions
  • indemnification and insurance
  • pricing

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This section is amended
Effective June 2, 2018
Relating to electricity for motor vehicles; creating new provisions; amending ORS 276.255; and prescribing an effective date.

(1) A state agency may:

(a) Locate, on premises the state agency owns or controls, devices or facilities that the state agency installs, or has installed, specifically to deliver electricity to the public for motor vehicles that use electricity for propulsion; and

(b) Contract with a vendor that will distribute, dispense or otherwise make available electricity from devices or facilities described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2)(a) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section at not more than 10 locations during a biennium.

(b) A state agency other than the department may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section at not more than five locations during a biennium.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, a state agency may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section at more than the number of locations specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection if the state agency obtains a grant to support the installations at each additional location.

(3) A state agency that contracts with a vendor under subsection (1) of this section shall require in the contract that the vendor:

(a) Indemnify the state agency against any claim related to or arising out of the vendor’s operations on premises that the state agency owns or controls; and

(b) Obtain a policy of liability insurance in an amount sufficient to pay foreseeable claims that relate to or arise out of the vendor’s operations, name the state agency as an insured party in the policy and maintain coverage under the policy during the term of the contract and for two years after the contract term expires.

(4) A state agency may by order establish and adjust prices for using devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section that are located on premises the state agency owns or controls. The state agency shall set the price for using the devices or facilities at a level that does not:

(a) Subsidize the operations of a private entity or the cost of electricity to the public; or

(b) Substantially exceed the costs to the state agency of making the electricity available to the public. [2013 c.526 §1]

Note: 276.255 (Devices or facilities to deliver electricity for motor vehicles) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 276 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276—Public Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.