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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.

There are no proposed DMV rules for public comment at this time.

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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.

DMV Lay Representation at Contested Case Hearings

DMV has been granted authorization from the Attorney General for agency representation to conduct additional classes of contested case hearings. This rulemaking will align OAR 735-001-0040 with the authorization granted by the Attorney General and the requirements of ORS 183.452.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-001-0040
Anticipated approval date: December 18, 2014

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Recently Adopted DMV Rules

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

Vehicle Dealer Expedited Titling Services

DMV has adopted OAR 735-022-0065 to comply with Chapter 14, Oregon Laws 2014 which requires the Department to: (1) provide expedited titling services to vehicle dealers; (2) specify the manner for making a request to the department for an expedited title; and (3) adopt rules establishing criteria and procedures for providing expedited titling services.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-022-0065
Date filed: December 1, 2014
Effective date: January 1, 2015

Driver Licensing Provisions

This rulemaking made several minor amendments in Chapter 735, Division 62 including provisions related to SSN verification, acceptable proofs of legal presence, proof of residence address, knowledge tests, surrendering of a license, replacement driver licenses, driver permits or ID cards, Valid with Previous Photograph driver license, and CDL test waivers.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-062-0005, 735-062-0007, 735-062-0010, 735-062-0015, 735-062-0030,
732-062-0040, 735-062-0096, 735-062-0110, 735-062-0125, 735-062-0200
Filed and effective: December 1, 2014

Pilot Program for Class C Third Party Testing and Drive Tests

These 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.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules 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
Date filed: October 28, 2014
Effective date: November 1, 2014

Vehicle Dealer Records

DMV has amended OAR 735-150-0037 to incorporate legislative amendments to ORS 822.045(1)(j)(B) that added a definition and clarify the requirements for satisfying security interest for dealer-to-dealer transactions.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-150-0037
Filed and effective: October 28, 2014

Group Registration Plates

The rule amendment clarifies that if production of a group's special registration plate issued under ORS 805.205 is discontinued, to restart production the group must reapply as a new group and pay all required fees.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-040-0010
Filed and effective: September 19, 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.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-090-0020, 735-090-0042, 735-090-0120
Filed and effective: September 19, 2014

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.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-010-0020
Filed and effective date: August 29, 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 has added the requirement for a camera on ignition interlock devices installed on or after July 1, 2015.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-118-0050
Rules amended: 735-118-0000, 735-118-0010, 735-118-0020, 735-118-0030, 735-118-0040
Date filed: August 29, 2014
Effective date: September 1, 2014

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

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Published DMV Rules

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