2015 ORS 809.515¹
Failure to appear, pay fine or obey court order in another jurisdiction
  • disqualification by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

(1)(a) The Department of Transportation shall suspend the commercial driving privileges of a person if the department receives a notice from another jurisdiction that the person failed to appear, pay a fine or comply with an order of the court in a prosecution on a citation for a traffic offense or for a violation in the other jurisdiction that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for suspension under ORS 809.210 (Suspension or restriction of driving privileges for failure to pay fine or obey court order) or 809.220 (Failure to appear), and the person held commercial driving privileges or was operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the offense. The period of a suspension under this subsection is the shorter of:

(A) Ten years; or

(B) Until the department receives notice from the other jurisdiction that the person appeared, paid the fine or complied with the court’s order.

(b) The department shall suspend a person’s commercial driving privileges under this subsection without regard to whether the other jurisdiction suspends any driving privileges of the person by reason of the person’s failure to appear, pay a fine or comply with an order of the court.

(c) This subsection does not apply to failure to appear, pay a fine or comply with an order of the court in a proceeding relating to a parking, pedestrian, vehicle defect or bicycling offense.

(2) The department shall suspend the commercial driving privileges of a person if the department receives a notice from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the person has been disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle and that the disqualification is due to a determination that the driving of that person constitutes an imminent hazard. The department shall immediately suspend commercial driving privileges under this subsection without hearing, but the person may request a post-imposition hearing under ORS 809.440 (Hearing and administrative review procedures) (4), without regard to any hearings conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The period of a suspension under this section is the period of suspension prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or one year, whichever is shorter. [2013 c.237 §5]

Note: See note under 809.510 (Conviction of crime).


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 809—Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card; Vehicle Impoundment, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors809.­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.