2017 ORS 697.555¹
Civil penalties
  • restitution

(1) If the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services finds that a person has violated a provision of ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties) or any rules adopted under ORS 697.500 (Definitions for ORS 697.500 to 697.555) to 697.555 (Civil penalties), the director may impose in the manner provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures) a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each violation or, in the case of a continuing violation, not more than $1,000 for each day that the violation continues. The total amount of a penalty imposed for a continuing violation may not exceed $20,000 for each offense. The director shall pay all moneys received under this section into the Consumer and Business Services Fund as provided in ORS 705.145 (Consumer and Business Services Fund).

(2) The director may order any check-cashing business the director finds in violation of ORS 697.520 (Prohibited practices) to repay any excessive fee, service charge or consideration the check-cashing business has collected. [2007 c.358 §15]

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—Cashing Businesses; Debt Management Service Providers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors697.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 697, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano697.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.