2017 ORS 293.226¹
Use of Social Security numbers for state agency debt collection activities
  • disclosure notice
  • rules

(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, a state agency may request that a person voluntarily supply the person’s Social Security number for use in collecting debts owed to the State of Oregon on any document relating to any monetary obligation or transaction. A state agency that so requests shall include on the document a notice disclosing that the Social Security number is requested for and may be used for state agency debt collection activities.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt rules:

(a) Specifying the form of the notice, including provisions specifying when the notice must state whether the disclosure of a Social Security number is voluntary or mandatory; and

(b) Setting procedures for the sharing of Social Security numbers between state agencies, and between the Department of Revenue and private collection agencies, for the purpose of collecting debts owed state agencies.

(3) If a person is required to provide the person’s Social Security number to a state agency under federal or state law for purposes other than collection of a debt owed to the State of Oregon, the agency may not use the Social Security number for debt collection purposes, except:

(a) When the agency requests that the person voluntarily disclose the person’s Social Security number for the purpose of collecting debts owed to the State of Oregon, the agency provides the notice required under subsection (1) of this section and the person subsequently voluntarily provides the person’s Social Security number; or

(b) When otherwise allowed under state or federal law.

(4) A state agency, the Department of Revenue or a private collection agency that is collecting a liquidated and delinquent account may use a Social Security number collected under this section, or collected as otherwise allowed by law, to collect any debt owed a state agency or local government by the person associated with the Social Security number.

(5) Nothing in this section authorizes a state agency, the Department of Revenue or a private collection agency that is collecting a liquidated and delinquent account to use or disclose a Social Security number for any reason other than a reason specified in this section.

(6) Rules adopted under subsection (2) of this section do not apply to state courts and commissions, departments and divisions in the judicial branch of state government, the Secretary of State or the State Treasurer.

(7) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, as used in this section, “state agency” means any state officer, board, commission, corporation, institution, department or other state organization. [2015 c.766 §1; 2017 c.746 §17]

Note: The amendments to 293.226 (Use of Social Security numbers for state agency debt collection activities) by section 17, chapter 746, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative July 1, 2018. See section 24, chapter 746, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative until July 1, 2018, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

293.226 (Use of Social Security numbers for state agency debt collection activities). (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, a state agency that requests a person to voluntarily supply the person’s Social Security number on any document relating to any monetary obligation or transaction may include on the document a notice disclosing that the Social Security number may be used for state agency debt collection activities.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt rules:

(a) Specifying the form of the notice, including provisions specifying when the notice must state that the disclosure of a Social Security number is voluntary; and

(b) Setting procedures for the sharing of Social Security numbers between state agencies and private collection agencies for the purpose of collecting debts owed state agencies.

(3) If a person is required to provide the person’s Social Security number to the requesting state agency under federal or state law, this section does not apply.

(4) A state agency, the Department of Revenue under ORS 293.250 (Collections Unit) or a private collection agency assigned a liquidated and delinquent account under ORS 1.197 (Assignment of liquidated and delinquent accounts to collection agencies) or 293.231 (Collection of liquidated and delinquent accounts by Department of Revenue or private collection agency) may use a Social Security number collected under this section, or collected as otherwise allowed by law, to collect any debt owed a state agency or local government by the person associated with the Social Security number.

(5) Nothing in this section authorizes a state agency, the Department of Revenue or a private collection agency assigned an account under ORS 1.197 (Assignment of liquidated and delinquent accounts to collection agencies), 293.231 (Collection of liquidated and delinquent accounts by Department of Revenue or private collection agency) or 293.250 (Collections Unit) to use or disclose a Social Security number for any reason other than a reason specified in this section.

(6) Rules adopted under subsection (2) of this section do not apply to state courts and commissions, departments and divisions in the judicial branch of state government, the Secretary of State or the State Treasurer.

(7) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, as used in this section, “state agency” means any state officer, board, commission, corporation, institution, department or other state organization.

Note: 293.226 (Use of Social Security numbers for state agency debt collection activities) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 293 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 293—Administration of Public Funds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 293, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.