2015 ORS 697.542¹
Powers of director
  • cease and desist order

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may:

(1) Make such investigations as the director deems necessary to determine whether a person has violated, is violating or is preparing to violate ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties) or a rule or order adopted or issued under ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties).

(2) Require a person to file a statement in writing, under oath or otherwise as the director determines, concerning a matter under investigation.

(3) Take evidence from witnesses and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records that the director considers relevant or material to an investigation or proceeding.

(4) Take any affirmative action necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, including assessing the costs of an investigation.

(5) Order a person to cease and desist from any action that the director has reason to believe was, is or is about to become a violation of ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties), a rule adopted to implement ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties) or an order the director issued to enforce ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties). [2007 c.358 §14]

Chapter 697

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty of merchant using third party letterhead purchased from collec­tion letter service to obtain license, (1972) Vol 36, p 79


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 697—Collection Agencies; Check-Cashing Businesses; Debt Management Service Providers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors697.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 697, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano697.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.