2015 ORS 283.313¹
Adoption of mileage limits for use and replacement of state-owned vehicles
  • procedure for approving exceptions to requirement for provision of state-owned vehicle
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt by rule a formula to determine the mileage limit for purposes of ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver). The formula shall define a mileage limit that is the mileage at which use of a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is more economical than use of a privately owned motor vehicle for official state business. For purposes of this subsection, the department shall adopt the formula in Secretary of State, Audit No. 97-36, State of Oregon Opportunities to Reduce State Employee Travel Costs, p. 29, app. A, exhibit 1 (April 17, 1997), or an equivalent formula.

(2) The department shall adopt by rule a replacement mileage standard for purposes of ORS 283.314 (Replacement of state-owned vehicle when replacement mileage standard is exceeded). The replacement mileage standard is the mileage at which replacement of a standard passenger vehicle is more economical than retaining the vehicle.

(3) The department shall adopt by rule a procedure to approve exceptions under ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver) (5) to the requirements of ORS 283.312 (Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver) (3). The procedure adopted must conform to the following:

(a) The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall approve each exception.

(b) The director may appoint a committee to advise the director on the merits of each request for an exception.

(c) An application by a state agency or institution for an exception must be in writing. The application must include, but not be limited to:

(A) A statement of the reasons ownership or assignment of a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is necessary to the activities conducted by the state agency or institution, notwithstanding the number of miles per month the vehicle is driven; and

(B) A statement of reasons why rental of a standard passenger vehicle, use of a vehicle owned by an authorized driver or borrowing a vehicle from another state agency or institution is not a satisfactory alternative to ownership or assignment of a standard passenger vehicle. [1997 c.848 §5]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 283—Interagency Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors283.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.