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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.

Changes the Minimum Amount for Automatic DMV Refund

This rulemaking changes from $5.01 to $10.01 the minimum amount that DMV will automatically refund when it determines it has received money not legally due to the division.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-001-0100
Last date for public comment: December 21, 2016
Anticipated date of OTC approval: January 19, 2017

Closure of DMV Inquiry Accounts

At times DMV receives complaints about the use of its records by authorized account holders. DMV investigates reports of misuse or unlawful redisclosure. DMV proposes to amend its rule to give DMV authority to close a record inquiry account if an account holder misuses or improperly discloses personal information from DMV records.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-010-0020
Last date for public comment: December 21, 2016
Anticipated date of OTC approval: January 19, 2017

DMV Special Registration Plates - minor revision

DMV is making a minor revision to OAR 735-040-0115(3) to use language that is consistent with its other rules relating to the qualifications, application and approval for special registration plates.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-040-0115
Last date for public comment: December 21, 2016
Anticipated date of OTC approval: January 19, 2017

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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 on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed DMV rules at this time. 

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Recently Adopted DMV Rules

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

Branded Vehicle Titles

To better protect Oregon vehicle consumers, DMV has amended its title brand rules to specify that in addition to ownership documents, DMV may consider information, such as a vehicle record from another jurisdiction, in determining whether to issue a branded Oregon title.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-024-0015, 735-024-0025
Filed and effective: November 22, 2016

Extension of Class C Third Party Testing Program -- temporary rule

This rulemaking continues a pilot for a Class C Third Party Testing Program that was set to end effective October 31, 2016. There are three businesses currently participating in the pilot program that have invested in staff, advertising, vehicles, etc. to conduct this business on behalf of DMV. DMV has determined it is in the best interest of the citizens of Oregon to continue the program and will follow up with a permanent rule.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-061-0210
Date filed: October 19, 2016
Effective date: October 31, 2016 through April 28, 2017

Early Renewal of Driver License or ID Card -- temporary rule

OAR 735-062-0090 previously allowed a person to renew a driver license or identification card 14 months prior to expiration. DMV established the 14-month time period in 2010 to allow flexibility for persons who may work or travel out-of-state for extended periods to have a reasonable amount of time to appear in person for a renewal of a driver license or identification card. DMV now proposes to reduce that to 12 months to comply with federal regulations regarding the issuance of a CDL. DMV will follow up with a permanent rule.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-062-0090
Filed and effective: October 19, 2016 through April 16, 2017

Driving Privileges

On September 26, 2016, DMV began issuing a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) in accordance with ORS 807.285 and 49 CFR 384.204. The eligibility requirements, qualifications, testing procedures, endorsements and restrictions to be issued a CLP or commercial driver license (CDL) are different than those necessary to be issued a Class C non-commercial instruction permit, driver license, driver permit or identification card. Therefore, this rulemaking attempts to clearly delineate those differences by separating provisions of administrative rules that are specific to commercial driving privileges and consolidate them into OAR chapter 735, division 63, and removing provisions specific to commercial driving privileges from chapter 735, division 62. The expanded OAR chapter 735, division 63, also includes details regarding violations committed when operating a commercial motor vehicle or holding commercial driving privileges, sanctions, and options to regain commercial driving privileges. Once a person is issued a CLP, that person has commercial driving privileges and is subject to the various provisions of having commercial driving privileges the same as a person who has a CDL. Therefore, one of the changes this rulemaking makes is to use the term “commercial driving privileges” consistently throughout these rules.

Final Rule Text          735-064-0220 tables          Filing Certificate

Rules adopted: 735-062-0001, 735-062-0087, 735-063-0200, 735-063-0250, 735-063-0260, 735-063-0270, 735-063-0280, 735-063-0300, 735-063-0370
Rules amended: 735-010-0030, 735-016-0060, 735-016-0070, 735-062-0002, 735-062-0005, 735-062-0007, 735-062-0016, 735-062-0030, 735-062-0032, 735-062-0070, 735-062-0080, 735-062-0090, 735-062-0110, 735-062-0125, 735-062-0300, 735-062-0310, 735-062-0330, 735-064-0220, 735-064-0230, 735-064-0235
Rules repealed: 735-062-0075, 735-062-0150, 735-062-0200
Rules renumbered and amended: 735-062-0190 to 735-063-0290, 735-062-0210 to 735-063-0310, 735-063-0000 to 735-063-0205, 735-063-0050 to 735-063-0210, 735-063-0060 to 735-063-0220, 735-063-0065 to 735-063-0230, 735-063-0070 to 735-063-0240, 735-070-0185 to 735-063-0320, 735-070-0190 to 735-063-0330, 735-063-0067 to 735-063-0340, 735-063-0075 to 735-063-0350, 735-063-0130 to 735-063-0360, 735-063-0180 to 735-063-0380
Date filed: September 22, 2016
Effective date: September 26, 2016

Third Party Testing for Commercial Driver Licenses

DMV has amended division 60 rules to align with statutory and procedural changes. One of the main reasons is implementation of the commercial learner driver permit (CLP) on September 26, 2016. These rules are amended to specify that an applicant may not test with a third party tester unless the applicant possesses a CLP issued by DMV at least 14 days prior to testing. The other is that all test information, including passing scores that allow DMV to issue a CDL, are now entered into the Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS). DMV can access scores entered in CSTIMS by a third party testing business as well as scores entered by a tester in another jurisdiction, eliminating the need for a third party examiner to issue a Certificate of Test Completion for the applicant to take to DMV.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules adopted: 735-060-0001, 735-060-0051, 735-060-0101, 735-060-0145
Rules amended: 735-060-0030, 735-060-0040, 735-060-0050, 735-060-0055, 735-060-0057, 735-060-0090, 735-060-0095, 735-060-0100, 735-060-0105, 735 -060-0115, 735-060-0120, 735-060-0130
Rules repealed: 735-060-0060, 735-060-0065, 735-060-0110
Rule amended and renumbered: 735-060-0000 renumbered to 735-060-0003
Date filed: September 22, 2016
Effective date: September 26, 2016

Updates DMV Special Registration and Group Plate Rules

This rulemaking establishes the eligibility requirements and procedures for the new Special Registration Plate Program pursuant to ORS 805.222 and 805.225 (2015 HB 2730). It also updates DMV’s group plate rules to align with amended ORS 805.205.

Final Rule Text     Appendix A     Filing Certificate

Rules adopted: 735-040-0045, 735-040-0110, 735-040-0115, 735-040-0120, 735-040-0125, 735-040-0130
Rule amended: 735-040-0040
Rules repealed: 735-040-0055, 735-040-0061, 735-040-0095, 735-040-0097, 735-040-0100
Date filed: June 22, 2016
Effective date: July 1, 2016

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