2017 ORS 820.150¹
Rules and standards for exemption of certain vehicles from Oregon Vehicle Code

(1) The State Board of Education, by rule, may establish classes or types of vehicles that are not considered school buses or school activity vehicles for purposes of the Oregon Vehicle Code or classes of school buses or school activity vehicles that are not subject to regulation under the Oregon Vehicle Code either partially or completely.

(2) The governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) may adopt separate standards of the type described under this section for vehicles that are under its jurisdiction.

(3) Rules and standards adopted under this section are subject to the following:

(a) Any exemption, either partial or total, established under this section may be based upon passenger capacity, on limited use or on any other basis the State Board of Education or the governing board considers appropriate.

(b) An exemption, either partial or total, may not be established under this section for any vehicle that is marked with or displays the words “school bus.”

(c) Any vehicle determined not to be a school bus under this section is not a school bus within the definition established under ORS 801.460 (“School bus”). Partial exemptions established for vehicles under this section may include removal of the vehicle from any provisions relating to school buses under the vehicle code.

(d) Any vehicle determined not to be a school activity vehicle under this section is not a school activity vehicle within the definition established under ORS 801.455 (“School activity vehicle”). Partial exemptions established for vehicles under this section may include removal of the vehicle from any provisions relating to school activity vehicles under the vehicle code.

(e) In considering any rules and standards under this section, the boards shall consider the need to ensure student safety. [1985 c.420 §16; 1989 c.491 §74; 1995 c.79 §381; 1999 c.39 §12; 2013 c.768 §154; 2015 c.767 §215]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 820—Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors820.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.