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DMV Proposed 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.

Updates and Clarifies Vehicle-Related Rules

This rulemaking updates language and makes 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.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be 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Rule to be repealed: 735-022-0010
Last date for public comment: April 21, 2014
OTC meeting date: May 15, 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.

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.

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

Voluntary Odometer Readings  (Temporary rules)

As amended, OAR 735-028-0005 prescribes the manner 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
Date filed: March 25, 2014
Effective dates: April 1, 2014 through September 28, 2014

Notification to Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

These rules implement Chapter 647, OL 2013 (HB 2421) which requires DMV to notify ODVA of receipt of a written authorization from a member or veteran of a uniformed service to provide their name and address to ODVA. Written authorization may only be obtained in conjunction with an application for driving privileges, identification card, vehicle title or vehicle registration.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules adopted: 735-010-0250, 735-018-0130
Rule amended: 735-018-0010
Filed and effective: December 20, 2013

Medical Exemption from Ignition Interlock Device

These rules implement Chapter 315 OL 2013 (HB 2116) which requires DMV to establish the process for obtaining an IID medical exemption, including submission of a form completed by the applicant and the applicant’s physician or health care provider, and clarifying the criteria for determining if the person qualifies for an IID medical exemption.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-070-0082
Rule amended: 735-064-0070
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers

These amendments incorporate the provisions of Chapter 163 OL 2013 (SB 193) into the existing rules pertaining to reporting of positive drug test and request for hearing that currently apply to motor carriers.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-070-0185, 735-070-0190
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Driver Improvement Offenses

This amendment implements Chapter 361 OL 2013 (SB 444) which created the offense of smoking in a motor vehicle with a child under the age of 18.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-072-0035
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Vehicle Dealers and Vehicle Dismantlers

These amendments implement Chapter 372 OL 2013 (HB 2263) which repeals DMV's authority to set the fee schedule for an RV show license and establishes a late payment charge for the late renewal of a certificate, a duplicate certificate, or issuance of a certificate for a supplemental business location.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-150-0045
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Driver License or Identification Card Expiration Under Specific Circumstances

ORS 807.130 has been amended to specify that a driver license or identification card issued to a person legally present in the United States on a temporary basis and who is a citizen of a country with a Compact of Free Association (Compact) with the United States, is valid for eight years before it expires. The Compact countries are: Federated States of Micronesia; Republic of Palau; and Republic of the Marshall Islands. DMV proposes to amend OAR 735-062-0007 and 735-062-0010 to implement HB 2517, including the requirement that a person from a Compact country must provide proof of legal presence to DMV.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-062-0007, 735-062-0010
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Eliminates Drive Test Every Two Years for Person with Limited Vision Condition

Chapter 473, Oregon Laws 2013 (Senate Bill 288) amends ORS 807.363 to eliminate a requirement that a person with a limited vision condition who is granted driving privileges pass a DMV drive test every two years to retain those privileges. The person must continue to provide a report from their vision specialist showing vision requirements for maintaining driving privileges are met. DMV proposes to amend OAR 735-062-0385 to eliminate all references to the drive test requirement.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-062-0385
Filed: December 20, 2013
Effective date: January 1, 2014

Electronic Proof of Insurance

Implements chapter 108, OL 2013 (HB 2107) by adding electronic proof as one of the means to provide proof of compliance with financial responsibility requirements. This action follows up and replaces a temporary rule.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-050-0120
Filed and effective: November 25, 2013

Proof of DUII Treatment Completion

Implements chapter 233, OL 2013 (HB 2121) that specifies exemptions from the requirement to provide proof of completion of a treatment program before a suspension of driving privileges for a DUII conviction may be reinstated and removes DMV’s authority to waive the requirement based on a showing of good cause. This action follows up and replaces a temporary rule.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule to be amended: 735-070-0085
Filed and effective: November 25, 2013

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