Oregon Statutes - Chapter 164 - Offenses Against Property - Section 164.815 - Unlawful transport of hay.

(1) A person commits the crime of unlawfully transporting hay if the person knowingly transports more than 20 bales of hay on a public highway without having in possession a transportation certificate signed by the producer or the agent of the producer showing:

(a) The amount of hay in possession and the date of acquisition of it;

(b) The price paid or agreed to be paid for the hay or other terms of the transportation or sale contract;

(c) The location where the hay was loaded and its destination;

(d) The total number of bales or other units and the method of bailing or packaging; and

(e) The type of hay.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to transportation of hay:

(a) By the producer thereof or the agent of the producer who has in possession written evidence of authority to transport the hay for the producer; or

(b) By a person or the agent of the person under contract to transport the hay for the producer.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) “Hay” means grasses, legumes or other forage plants grown in Oregon and intended for use as a feed.

(b) “Producer” means a person who raises and harvests hay on land the person owns or leases and who is delivering that hay from the field to a place of storage or sale or to a feedlot for livestock.

(4) Unlawfully transporting hay is a Class C misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §288a; 1973 c.445 §1]

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