ORS 276.598¹
Car or van pools
  • rules

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 283.395 (Driving state-owned vehicles for private purposes prohibited), the Oregon Department of Administrative Services may establish car pool or van pool programs in which state-owned vehicles are used by state employees as commute vehicles, provided that a daily, weekly or monthly fee is charged that is adequate to reimburse the state for the cost of providing such vehicles for such purposes.

(2) The department shall prescribe rules which:

(a) Define the use of state-owned motor vehicles which constitute use in the conduct of state business and distinguish such use from misappropriation for private use;

(b) Identify procedures for determining and collecting the appropriate charges from employees for the use of commute vehicles; and

(c) Identify procedures to be used in the operation of state-owned vehicles as commute vehicles in the state car pool or van pool programs authorized in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) The department may authorize other state agencies to use state-owned vehicles under the control of such agencies for the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this section. [1977 c.598 §25b; 1981 c.490 §5]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State liability and insurance coverage arising out of accidents during car pooling by drivers of state-owned vehicles, (1978) Vol 39, p 101

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276—Public Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 276, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano276.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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