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Proposed DMV Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Proof of Registration Renewal

Chapter 154, OL 2015 provides that a person is not in violation of ORS 803.550 and 803.560 if the person has proof of vehicle registration, but has not received new registration stickers from DMV. DMV is proposing to adopt OAR 735-032-0025 to specify what constitutes proof of registration for the purposes of the amended statutes.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be adopted: 735-032-0025
Last date for public comment: August 21, 2015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: September 17, 2015

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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.

Gold Star Family Registration Plates

DMV issues a veterans’ recognition registration plate displaying a gold star decal and the words “Gold Star Family.” The plate recognizes families of service members killed in action during an armed conflict while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and is only available to surviving family members of a service member killed in action. ORS 805.105, as amended by Chapter 183, Oregon Laws 2015, adds “sibling” to the list of individuals eligible to obtain a Gold Star Family plate. DMV is amending the definition of “surviving family member” under OAR 735-040-0090(3)(b)(D) to include sibling.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-040-0090
Anticipated date of OTC approval: August 21, 2015

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Recently Adopted DMV Rules

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

Program for Inmates to Obtain Driver License or ID Card Prior to Release

ORS 802.087 requires DMV and DOC to work together to assist offenders in obtaining a driver license or ID card prior to an offender’s release from a correctional institution. In an effort to increase efficiencies in the program, DMV and DOC met and drafted certain changes to the rules.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-001-0062
Date filed: June 19, 2015
Effective date: July 1, 2015

Biometric Data (Photograph) to Establish Identity

OAR 735-062-0016 specifies photograph requirements, and exceptions. These amendments add an exception, the ability to wear an eye patch or eye covering for a permanent medical condition, and remove the requirement that an applicant photographed with his or her eyes closed must establish identity by providing documentation in lieu of biometric data.

Final Rule Text         Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-062-0016
Filed and effective: June 19, 2015 

Serious Traffic Violations and Marijuana Offenses

DMV is amending its rules to align with statutory changes that become effective July 8, 2015. The changes include the consolidation of provisions related to fatal accidents and commercial driving privileges, updating conviction codes and the addition of a traffic violation for the use of marijuana while driving.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate          Table for 735-064-0220          Table for 735-072-0035

Rule adopted: 735-063-0130
Rules amended: 735-064-0040, 735-064-0100, 735-064-0220, 735-072-0035
Rule amended and renumbered: 735-070-0200 to 735-063-0180
Rule repealed: 735-070-0037
Date filed: June 19, 2015
Effective date: July 8, 2015

Distribution of DMV Secure Odometer and Secure Power of Attorney Forms

These updated rules relate to the control and distribution of secure forms. OAR 735-028-0125 establishes the service fee amount that a secure forms agent may charge for providing secure forms. The amendments to OAR 735-028-0110, 735-028-0120 and 735-028-0150 add definitions and clarify requirements for secure forms agent agreements. OAR 735-028-0120 and 735-028-0130 were repealed because the subject matter of those rules is now incorporated into the secure forms agent agreement.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-028-0125
Rules amended: 735-028-0110, 735-028-0120, 735-028-0150
Rules repealed: 735-028-0130, 735-028-0140
Filed and effective: April 21, 2015

Electronic Vehicle Registration

These rules specify the process for approving or denying vehicle dealer participation in DMV’s EVR program and adopt EVR-related sanctions.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-150-0041
Rules amended: 735-150-0040, 735-150-0120
Filed and effective: April 20, 2015

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Published DMV Rules

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