2015 ORS 802.530¹
Authority of department for reciprocal agreements concerning traffic offenses
  • permitted provisions
  • fees
  • limitations
  • rules
  • report

The Department of Transportation is authorized to enter into bilateral or multilateral reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions to provide mutual assistance in the disposition of traffic offenses committed by residents of one jurisdiction while in another jurisdiction. Agreements authorized by this section are subject to the following:

(1) An agreement may provide for the sharing of information between and among jurisdictions concerning driving records, vehicle registration records and records concerning the granting, denial, revocation or suspension of driving privileges.

(2) An agreement may provide that a jurisdiction will suspend the driving privileges of a resident of the jurisdiction if the resident does not comply with the requirements and responsibilities created by citation for or conviction of a traffic offense in another jurisdiction.

(3) An agreement may provide that a jurisdiction will refuse to issue or renew a driver license or permit or to issue a duplicate or replacement license or permit for a resident of the jurisdiction if the resident does not comply with the requirements and responsibilities created by citation for or conviction of a traffic offense in another jurisdiction.

(4) An agreement may be limited to certain traffic offenses.

(5) An agreement may provide for the establishment of fees for and collection of fees from persons cited for traffic offenses or convicted of traffic offenses who are subject to the terms of the agreement. Any agency of this state that participates in a program established by an agreement authorized by this section is granted authority to establish fees for and collect fees from persons subject to an agreement. Fees established for purposes of this subsection must be established by rule. No fee established for purposes of this subsection may exceed an amount necessary to recover the actual cost incurred by participation in the program established by the agreement.

(6) An agreement may provide that residents of one jurisdiction who are issued citations for traffic offenses in another jurisdiction will be released on recognizance without requirement of security deposit or bail. Nothing in this subsection authorizes an agreement that prohibits a court from releasing on security release, as defined in ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290), a person charged with a traffic crime.

(7) An agreement may provide that one jurisdiction will act as agent for another jurisdiction in the disposition of traffic offenses committed in the other jurisdiction. No provision described under this subsection may be established that requires the participation of courts of this state unless the Oregon Supreme Court establishes rules under ORS 1.002 (Supreme Court) to provide procedures for court participation.

(8) No agreement may be established under this section to provide for assistance in dealing with:

(a) Offenses other than traffic offenses.

(b) Parking offenses.

(c) Bicycle offenses.

(d) Pedestrian offenses.

(9) Any agreement established under this section must provide that this state may withdraw from the agreement upon notice of not more than 90 days.

(10) An agreement may include any other provision that the department determines will assist in the disposition of traffic offenses committed by residents of one jurisdiction while in another jurisdiction or will increase the convenience for residents of this state in complying with requirements and responsibilities created by citation for or conviction of a traffic offense in another jurisdiction.

(11) The department may adopt rules necessary to implement any agreement established under this section.

(12) The department must submit a report on any agreement proposed under this section to the presiding officers of each house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly at least 30 days before the agreement may take effect. An agreement described under this section cannot take effect in this state unless the department complies with this subsection. [1985 c.396 §2; 1993 c.102 §1; 1999 c.1051 §85]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 802—Administrative Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors802.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.