2017 ORS 825.955¹
Civil penalty for violation of provisions relating to driver equipment compliance form or drug and alcohol testing program
  • rules

(1) In addition to any other penalties provided by law, the Department of Transportation may impose a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for:

(a) Submittal of a false certification to the department on a driver equipment compliance check form;

(b) Failure by a motor carrier to return to the department as required by rule a driver equipment compliance check form; or

(c) Failure of a motor carrier to establish or participate in a drug and alcohol testing program as required by ORS 825.410 (Drug and alcohol testing program).

(2) Each violation specified in subsection (1) of this section is a separate offense, and in the case of a continuing violation, each day’s continuance is a separate violation. Every act of commission or omission which procures, aids or abets in the violation is a violation under this section and subject to the penalty provided in this section.

(3) Civil penalties under this section shall be imposed in the manner provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(4) The department may reduce any civil penalty provided for in this section on such terms as the department considers proper if:

(a) The defendant admits the violations alleged in the notice and makes timely request for reduction of the penalty; or

(b) The defendant submits to the department a written request for reduction of the penalty within 15 days from the date the penalty order is served.

(5) If the amount of the penalty is not paid to the department, the Attorney General, at the request of the department, shall bring an action in the name of the State of Oregon in the Circuit Court of Marion County to recover such penalty. The action shall not be commenced until after the time has expired for an appeal from the findings, conclusions and order of the department. In all such actions the procedure and rules of evidence shall be the same as an ordinary civil action except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(6) The department shall adopt rules describing the driver equipment compliance check form referred to in subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 767.995; 1997 c.275 §32; 1999 c.1099 §5; 2009 c.395 §11]

Chapter 825

(formerly chapter 767)

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to pro­vi­sions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, [former] ORS chapter 279, are not re­quired to comply with it before entering into contracts for supplies or services of public utilities whose rates are regulated pursuant to this chapter (formerly ORS chapter 767). Bower Trucking and Whse. Co. v. Multnomah Cty., 35 Or App 427, 582 P2d 439 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nonprofit opera­tion of van pools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1780

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 825—Motor Carriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors825.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 825, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano825.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.