2015 ORS 809.520¹
Lifetime suspension of commercial driving privileges

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 809.510 (Conviction of crime), the Department of Transportation shall permanently suspend a person’s commercial driving privileges for the lifetime of the person if the department receives a record of conviction for a crime punishable as a felony in which a motor vehicle was used and that involved the manufacturing, distributing or dispensing of a controlled substance, as defined in ORS 475.005 (Definitions for ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980). The department may not reinstate commercial driving privileges of a person whose commercial driving privileges are suspended under this subsection.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 809.510 (Conviction of crime), the department shall suspend a person’s commercial driving privileges for the lifetime of the person if the department receives a second or subsequent record, report or notice described in ORS 809.510 (Conviction of crime) that does not arise out of the same incident and that would be grounds for suspension of the person’s commercial driving privileges under ORS 809.510 (Conviction of crime).

(3) Except as provided in subsections (1) and (4) of this section, a person whose commercial driving privileges were suspended under subsection (2) of this section may apply to the department for reinstatement of the person’s commercial driving privileges. An application for reinstatement may not be made under this subsection earlier than 10 years after the date that the person’s commercial driving privileges were suspended under subsection (2) of this section. The department may reinstate the person’s commercial driving privileges if:

(a) The person meets all other requirements for the granting of commercial driving privileges;

(b) The department, in its sole discretion, finds good cause exists for reinstatement; and

(c) The department finds that the person has successfully completed rehabilitation as approved by the department.

(4) The department shall permanently suspend a person’s commercial driving privileges for the lifetime of the person if the department receives a record, report or notice described in subsection (2) of this section that relates to conduct that occurred after the person’s commercial driving privileges were reinstated under subsection (3) of this section. The department may not reinstate the commercial driving privileges for the lifetime of a person whose commercial driving privileges are suspended under this subsection. [2013 c.237 §6]

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.