2017 ORS 701.088¹
Contractor rehabilitating illegal drug manufacturing site
  • substitution for bond
  • fee
  • rules

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Illegal drug manufacturing site” has the meaning given that term in ORS 453.858 (Definitions for ORS 453.855 to 453.912).

(b) “Nonprofit organization” means an organization or group of organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) The Construction Contractors Board shall adopt rules prescribing terms and conditions under which a general or specialty contractor that is a nonprofit organization engaged in rehabilitating an illegal drug manufacturing site may substitute a letter of credit from a bank authorized to do business in this state, or substitute a cash deposit, for a bond required under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements). A letter of credit or cash deposit described in this section substitutes for a bond only for purposes of work the contractor performs on an illegal drug manufacturing site. The letter of credit or cash deposit must be equivalent in amount to the bond that would otherwise be required of the contractor under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements).

(3) The board may charge a contractor a fee to cover any expense incurred by the board in allowing the contractor to substitute a letter of credit or cash deposit under this section.

(4) A contractor that supplies a letter of credit or cash deposit under this section is considered to be bonded under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements) for purposes of performing rehabilitation work on illegal drug manufacturing sites. A letter of credit or cash deposit that a contractor supplies under this section is considered to be a surety bond issued under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements) for purposes of claims involving the contractor’s rehabilitation work on illegal drug manufacturing sites. The issuer of a letter of credit described in this section is considered to be a surety for a bond only for purposes of receiving notification of a determination under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements) or 701.146 (Resolution of complaints involving work on large commercial structures or certain small commercial structures). [2007 c.203 §2; 2011 c.630 §§40,61; 2016 c.99 §3]

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protec­tion of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of this chapter to business of construc­tion or installa­tion of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as per­sonal or real prop­erty under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; applica­tion of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 701—Construction Contractors and Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors701.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano701.­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.