2015 ORS 809.735¹
Preemption of local forfeiture ordinances

(1) The seizure and forfeiture provisions of ORS 809.730 (Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture) do not preempt a city or county ordinance enacted and in effect on June 22, 1999, relating to forfeiture of a motor vehicle operated by a person described in ORS 809.730 (Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture).

(2) The seizure and forfeiture provisions of ORS 809.730 (Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture) do not preempt a city with a population exceeding 400,000 or a county with a population exceeding 500,000 from enacting, on or before January 1, 2000, an ordinance relating to seizure and forfeiture of a motor vehicle operated by a person described in ORS 809.730 (Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture).

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) of this section, seizure and forfeiture procedures in a city or county ordinance relating to seizure and forfeiture of a motor vehicle operated by a person described in ORS 809.730 (Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture) shall be in accordance with ORS chapter 131A. [1999 c.1100 §3; 2009 c.78 §62]

Note: 809.735 (Preemption of local forfeiture ordinances) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code or any chapter or series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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.