2017 ORS 479.250¹
Definitions for ORS 479.250 to 479.305

As used in ORS 479.250 (Definitions for ORS 479.250 to 479.305) to 479.305 (Smoking policy disclosure), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Door knock alerting device” or “door knock device” means an approved electronic unit that alerts an occupant who is hard of hearing of a knock on the door of the sleeping room that the person who is hard of hearing is occupying.

(2) “Dwelling unit” means a structure or part of a structure providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons including permanent provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

(3) “Hotel” means any building containing six or more guest rooms that are rented, hired out or made available on a regular basis for sleeping purposes but are not used as a primary residence.

(4) “Landlord” means the owner, lessor or sublessor of the rental dwelling unit or guest room in the building of which it is a part.

(5) “Lodging house” is any building or portion thereof containing not more than five guest rooms that are made available for sleeping purposes in exchange for compensation paid in money, goods, labor or other tender but are not used as a primary residence.

(6) “Smoke alarm” means a self-contained single or multiple station detection device for products of combustion other than heat that conforms to the state building code and rules of the State Fire Marshal and that is listed by Underwriters Laboratories or any other nationally recognized testing laboratory. “Smoke alarm” includes but is not limited to devices listed under UL 217 (1998). “Smoke alarm” may include two or more single station units wired to operate in conjunction with each other.

(7) “Smoke alarm for persons who are hard of hearing” means an approved smoke alarm that, when activated by smoke or products of combustion, produces an audible and a visual warning. The visual warning shall produce a light signal sufficient to warn a person who is hard of hearing of the presence of fire or smoke.

(8) “Smoke detector” means a device that is not self-contained, that detects products of combustion other than heat, that is intended for use in conjunction with a central control panel, that conforms to the state building code and rules of the State Fire Marshal and that is listed by Underwriters Laboratories or any other nationally recognized testing laboratory. “Smoke detector” includes but is not limited to devices listed under UL 268 (1998).

(9) “State building code” shall have the meaning for that term provided under ORS 455.010 (Definitions for ORS chapter 455).

(10) “Tenant” means a person entitled to occupy a dwelling unit on a rental or lease basis. [1979 c.642 §1; 1989 c.247 §1; 1999 c.307 §1; 2007 c.70 §272; 2007 c.71 §156]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors479.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.