Authorizes the commission to enter into agreements with the State of Washington or its toll authority to establish, adjust and collect tolls for the Interstate 5 bridge replacement program. Authorizes Oregon’s enforcement of the tolls, short term borrowing and the issuance of revenue bonds, general obligation bonds or a combination of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds to finance the project.
Clarifies that the restrictions placed on the provisional license issued to a teen driver are lifted on the driver’s 18th birthday. Current law restricts a teen driver’s license during the first year of driving experience. Legislative history clearly indicates that the restrictions were to last one year, or age 18, whichever comes first. The law has been applied inconsistently to 18 year-olds by some law enforcement and courts.
Makes a number of changes in Oregon’s Commercial Driver License (CDL) statutes to comply with federal regulations. Among other changes, the concept adds Commercial Learner Permits to the state CDL program.
Increases fees paid by auto dealers, dismantlers and related business certifications to maintain current services provided to vehicle-related businesses by the DMV Business Regulations Section. Enables DMV Business Regulations to continue enforcing laws as required by statute to protect consumers.
Amends the teen driver education program statutes to get more teens into the program. Offers incentives to teens and their parents to participate in the course, creates adaptive strategies for under-served areas of the state, and holds driver ed providers accountable in a more effective way.
Removes the sunset making ODOT’s pilot work zone photo radar program permanent. Also allows law enforcement to use this safety tool on interstates (currently not allowed) and when workers are not on site (currently only when workers are present).