ORS 377.833¹
Public notifications

(1) The Department of Transportation shall work together with the Travel Information Council, the Office of Emergency Management, the Department of State Police, the Secretary of State and owners of digital billboards to develop a public notification plan for the purpose of using digital billboards to display notifications to the traveling public related to civic activities and public safety. Public notifications include but are not limited to information about the Government Waste Hotline established under ORS 177.170 (Government Waste Hotline), elections, voter registration, Amber Alerts and natural disasters and other emergencies.

(2) The Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Office of Emergency Management, the Department of State Police, the Secretary of State and owners of digital billboards, shall prepare a written public notification plan. In preparing the plan, the Department of Transportation shall address:

(a) The criteria to be applied in determining when it is appropriate to request that an owner of a digital billboard display a public notification.

(b) The procedures used to determine the expiration of a notification and to recall the request once the information is no longer needed. [2011 c.562 §7]

Notes of Decisions

Exclusion of on-premises signs from regula­tion as outdoor advertising signs is not content-based discrimina­tion against noncommercial speech. Outdoor Media Dimensions, Inc. v. State of Oregon, 150 Or App 106, 945 P2d 614 (1997), aff’d 331 Or 634, 20 P3d 180 (2001)

Imposi­tion of content-neutral regulatory require­ments does not infringe on protected speech. Outdoor Media Dimensions v. Depart­ment of Transporta­tion, 340 Or 275, 132 P3d 5 (2006)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

City and county “police power” for removal of billboards and signs; compensa­tion or amortiza­tion period, (1974) Vol 36, p 1145

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 377—Highway Beautification; Motorist Information Signs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors377.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 377, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano377.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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