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DMV Rulemaking Actions

Proposed DMV Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator: lauri.g.kunze@odot.state.or.us.

Group Registration Plates

If production of a group's special registration plate issued under ORS 805.205 is discontinued, in order to restart production the group must reapply as a new group and pay all required fees.

Proposed Rule Text         Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-040-0010
Last date for public comment: August 21, 2014
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

Implied Consent Hearings

The amendment of OAR 735-090-0020 is to clarify when a petitioner's request for an in-person hearing can be made or amended.  The amendment of OAR 735-090-0042 is to clarify when a police officer may amend a request for an in-person hearing. The amendment of OAR 735-090-0120 is to clarify what constitutes official duty conflict for a police officer.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be amended: 735-090-0020, 735-090-0042, 735-090-0120
Last date for public comment: August 21, 2014
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

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Recently Closed DMV Rules

These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes at its next meeting.

Record Inquiry Accounts

These rule amendments include a requirement that a Record Inquiry Account holder must maintain records for five years that identify the permitted purpose of any personal information it accessed from DMV records, and specify that DMV Records Policy Unit may inspect those records or request information on a specific record inquiry made by an account holder if there is an indication the information is being misused.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-010-0020
OTC meeting date: August 22, 2014

Pilot Program for Class C Third Party Testing and Drive Tests

These proposed rules establish a pilot program for select businesses to perform Class C drive tests on behalf of DMV under the authority of ORS 802.600. The rules establish eligibility requirements, the application and certification process and responsibilities for both the testing businesses and examiners, and establish requirements for inspection and record security, a code of ethics and possible sanctions against a testing business or examiner.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be adopted: 735-061-0210, 735-061-0220, 735-061-0230, 735-061-0240, 735-061-0250, 735-061-0260, 735-061-0270, 735-061-0280, 735-061-0290, 735-061-0300, 735-061-0310, 735-061-0320, 735-061-0330, 735-061-0340, 735-061-0350, 735-061-0360, 735-061-0370, 735-061-00380 and 735-061-0390
OTC meeting date: August 22, 2014

Ignition Interlock Devices

DMV establishes the standards for ignition interlock devices (“IIDs” or “devices”) that may be installed in Oregon. The device standards have not been amended since 2001. The National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) released newly recommended IID standards May 8, 2014.

DMV was looking especially for additional information and data regarding the costs and benefits of requiring a camera on ignition interlock devices.

Proposed Rule Text  Notice Forms

Rule to be adopted: 735-118-0050
Rules to be amended: 735-118-0000, 735-118-0010, 735-118-0020, 735-118-0030, 735-118-0040
OTC meeting date: August 22, 2014

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Recently Adopted DMV Rules

These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Voluntary Odometer Readings

OAR 735-028-0005 prescribes the manner and form in which a person may provide an odometer reading to DMV for a vehicle 10 years old or older. The amendment of 735-028-0000 and 735-028-0040 update terms and definitions to clarify the difference between an odometer disclosure required by federal and state law and a voluntary odometer reading.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-028-0005
Rules amended: 735-028-0000, 735-028-0040
Filed and effective: June 24, 2014

Updates and Clarifies Vehicle-Related Rules

This rulemaking updated language and made other changes identified during a recent review of vehicle-related rules. Changes affect rules on vehicle ownership documents, proof of compliance with federal vehicle standards, special registration plates and civil penalties that DMV may assess certified vehicle dealers found in violation of applicable laws and DMV rules.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-020-0010, 735-022-0000, 735-022-0030, 735-022-0050, 735-022-0060, 735-022-0090, 735-046-0000, 735-150-0140
Rule repealed: 735-022-0010
Filed and effective: May 19, 2014

Vehicle Dealer Records (Temporary rule)

Chapter 21, Oregon Laws 2014 amended ORS 822.045(1)(j)(B) to clarify the requirements for satisfying security interest for dealer-to-dealer transactions. DMV has temporarily amended its dealer record rules to comply with the legislative act. This action will be followed up with a permanent rule.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-150-0037
Filed and effective: May 19, 2014 through November 14, 2014

Acceptance and Verification of Information Submitted by Electronic MeansDMV recently completed a review of OAR chapter 735, Division 18 and is updating the rules to add definitions and to make other non-substantive changes to make terms consistent and improve readability.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-018-0010, 735-018-0020, 735-018-0050, 735-018-0070, 735-018-0080
Filed and effective: March 25, 2014

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Published DMV Rules

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