2017 ORS 618.501¹

As used in ORS 618.501 (Definitions) to 618.551 (Remedies supplementary to existing statutory or common law remedies) and 618.995 (Civil penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Appropriate court” means the circuit court of a county:

(a) Where one or more of the defendants reside;

(b) Where one or more of the defendants maintain a principal place of business;

(c) Where one or more of the defendants are alleged to have committed a security seal violation; or

(d) With the defendant’s consent, where the prosecuting officer maintains an office.

(2) “Prosecuting attorney” means the Attorney General or the district attorney of any county in which a security seal violation is alleged to have been committed.

(3) “Security seal” means a lead-and-wire seal or similar nonreusable closure, attached to a weighing or measuring instrument or device for protection against undetectable access, removal, adjustment or unauthorized use.

(4) “Security seal violation” means the use, in violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, of any liquid or gaseous metering instrument or device to which a security seal is required to be affixed, when the security seal has been broken or removed.

(5) A “willful violation” occurs when the person committing the violation knew or should have known that the conduct of the person was a violation. [1973 c.294 §2; 2003 c.14 §370; 2005 c.22 §435]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 618—Weights and Measures, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors618.­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.