Oregon Statutes - Chapter 283 - Interagency Services - Section 283.312 - Provision of state-owned vehicle to authorized agency driver; mileage limits requirements; exceptions; penalty for noncompliance.

(1) A state agency or institution shall provide a state-owned standard passenger vehicle to each authorized driver of the state agency or institution who is required to drive a standard passenger vehicle on official state business a number of miles per month averaged over a six-month period that equals or exceeds the mileage limit defined in rules adopted under ORS 283.313.

(2) If a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is not available to an authorized driver of a state agency or institution who is required to drive a standard passenger vehicle on official state business:

(a) The authorized driver shall use the authorized driverís own motor vehicle, or other privately owned motor vehicle, and shall be reimbursed as provided in rules adopted under ORS 283.345; or

(b) If a suitable privately owned motor vehicle is not available to the authorized driver, the state agency or institution shall rent a standard passenger vehicle for the use of the authorized driver on the days the authorized driver is required to drive on official state business.

(3) Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5) of this section, a state agency or institution may not own or be assigned a standard passenger vehicle that is driven a number of miles per month averaged over a six-month period that is less than the mileage limit defined in rules adopted under ORS 283.313.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section does not apply to a standard passenger vehicle that is furnished with equipment not installed on a standard passenger vehicle.

(5) Subsection (3) of this section does not apply to a standard passenger vehicle if the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services finds under rules adopted under ORS 283.313 that, notwithstanding the number of miles per month the vehicle is driven, use of a state-owned standard passenger vehicle is necessary to the activities conducted by the state agency or institution.

(6) If a state agency or institution is not in compliance with subsection (3) of this section, the state agency or institution shall sell and not replace a standard passenger vehicle for each vehicle that fails to comply with subsection (3) of this section. The state agency or institution may reassign vehicles owned by or assigned to the state agency or institution, respectively, if necessary to meet the requirements of subsection (3) of this section. Proceeds from a sale under this subsection and interest on the proceeds shall be retained by the agency or institution and not expended until a sale proceed utilization plan is approved by the Legislative Assembly. [1997 c.848 §3]

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