2017 ORS 346.520¹
Persons who are blind to have priority to manage vending facilities in public buildings or on public property
  • charges prohibited
  • exception

(1) For purposes of providing persons who are blind with remunerative employment, enlarging the economic opportunities of persons who are blind and stimulating persons who are blind to greater efforts to make themselves self-supporting with independent livelihoods, persons who are blind and who are licensed under ORS 346.510 (Definitions for ORS 346.510 to 346.570) to 346.570 (Rights of persons operating vending facilities prior to August 20, 1957) by the Commission for the Blind have priority in managing vending facilities in or on any public buildings or properties where, in the discretion of the agency, department or political subdivision in charge of the maintenance of the public buildings or properties, vending facilities may properly and satisfactorily operate.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 276.385 (Rentals for buildings other than State Capitol or Supreme Court Building), the agency, department or political subdivision charged with maintaining a public building or property where a vending facility is operated under ORS 346.510 (Definitions for ORS 346.510 to 346.570) to 346.570 (Rights of persons operating vending facilities prior to August 20, 1957) may not:

(a) Charge the commission or persons who are blind and who are licensed under the provisions of ORS 346.510 (Definitions for ORS 346.510 to 346.570) to 346.570 (Rights of persons operating vending facilities prior to August 20, 1957) any amount for:

(A) Rental of the space where the vending facility is operated;

(B) Utility costs incurred in the operation of the vending facility; or

(C) The priority, right, permit, license or lease to operate a vending facility in or on the public building or property.

(b) Require that the commission or the vending facility manager pay to the agency, department or political subdivision any portion of a commission, gratuity or revenue earned by the vending facility manager from the operation of the vending facility.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to charges imposed by the Department of Transportation or the Travel Information Council. Subject to the availability of funds, the department and the council may refrain from charging any amount for rental of space or utility costs described in subsection (2) of this section. [1957 c.295 §1; 1975 c.638 §8; 2003 c.268 §1; 2007 c.70 §132; 2017 c.717 §13]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of competitive bidding pro­ce­dures to vending stand program of Commission for the Blind, (1975) Vol 37, p 392

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 346—Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors346.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 346, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano346.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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