2017 ORS 98.850¹
Legislative findings and declaration

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(a) 49 U.S.C. 14501(c)(1) limits the authority of the state and political subdivisions of the state to enact or enforce laws or ordinances related to price, route or service of motor carriers with respect to the transportation of property.

(b) 49 U.S.C. 14501(c)(2)(A) exempts, from the limits described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, safety regulations with respect to motor vehicles.

(c) 49 U.S.C. 14501(c)(2)(C) exempts, from the limits described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, laws or ordinances relating to the price of for-hire motor vehicle transportation by a tow truck if the transportation is performed without the prior consent or authorization of the owner or operator of the motor vehicle.

(2) The Legislative Assembly declares that:

(a) Statutes that assist members of the public in avoiding involuntary loss of use of motor vehicles and in expediting recovery of motor vehicles and the personal property in the motor vehicles promote the safety and welfare of members of the public.

(b) ORS 98.810 (Unauthorized parking of vehicle on proscribed property prohibited) to 98.818 (Preference of lien) do not preempt any authority that a local government, as defined in ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined), may have to regulate the price of for-hire motor vehicle transportation by a tow vehicle if the transportation is performed without the prior consent or authorization of the owner or operator of the motor vehicle. [2007 c.538 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 98—Lost, Unclaimed or Abandoned Property; Vehicle Towing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors098.­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.
 
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