Oregon Statutes - Chapter 352 - State and Independent Institutions of Higher Education - Section 352.360 - Traffic control on properties under state board; rules; enforcement; fees; use.

(1) The State Board of Higher Education may enact such regulations as it shall deem convenient or necessary to provide for the policing, control and regulation of traffic and parking of vehicles on the property of any institution under the jurisdiction of the board. Such regulations may provide for the registration of vehicles, the designation of parking areas, and the assessment and collection of reasonable fees and charges for parking, and shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183. The board may require that before a quarterly or yearly parking privilege for any vehicle is granted to any full-time or part-time student to use board property, the student must show that the vehicle is operated by a student holding a valid driverís license, that the vehicle is currently registered and that the student driving the vehicle is insured under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy that meets the requirements described under ORS 806.080 or that the student or owner of the vehicle has provided the Department of Transportation with other satisfactory proof of compliance with the financial responsibility requirements of this state.

(2) The regulations enacted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be enforced administratively under procedures adopted by the board for each institution under its jurisdiction. Administrative and disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon students, faculty and staff for violation of the regulations, including but not limited to, a reasonable monetary penalty which may be deducted from student deposits, and faculty or staff salaries or other funds in the possession of the institution. The board shall provide opportunity for hearing for the determination of controversies in connection with imposition of fines or penalties. The board may prescribe procedures for such hearings despite the provisions of ORS 183.413 to 183.470. Persons other than students, faculty or staff may voluntarily submit to the hearing procedures prescribed by the board, and shall be bound by the results thereof. The powers granted to the board by this section are supplemental to the existing powers of the board with respect to the government of activities of students, faculty and staff and the control and management of property under its jurisdiction.

(3) The regulations enacted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section may also be enforced by the impoundment of vehicles, and a reasonable fee may be enacted for the cost of impoundment and storage, if any, prior to the release of the vehicles to their owners.

(4) All fees and charges for parking privileges and violations are hereby continuously appropriated to the State Board of Higher Education to be used to defray the costs of constructing bicycle racks and bicycle lanes and of traffic control, enforcement of traffic and parking regulations, and maintenance and operation of parking facilities and for the purpose of acquiring and constructing additional parking facilities for vehicles at the various institutions, departments or activities under the control of the board, and may also be credited to the Higher Education Bond Sinking Fund provided for in ORS 351.460. Parking fees shall be established at levels no greater than those required to finance the construction, operation and maintenance of parking facilities on the same campus of the state institution of higher education on which the parking is provided. Notwithstanding ORS 351.072, parking fees or changes in fees shall be adopted by rule of the state board subject to the procedure for rules adopted in ORS chapter 183.

(5) Every peace officer may enforce the regulations made by the board under subsection (1) of this section. The board, for the purpose of enforcing its rules and regulations governing traffic control, may appoint peace officers who shall have the same authority as other peace officers as defined in ORS 133.005.

(6) The State Board of Higher Education and any municipal corporation or any department, agency or political subdivision of this state may enter into agreements or contracts with each other for the purpose of providing a uniform system of enforcement of the rules and regulations of the board enacted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(7) In proceedings brought to enforce regulations enacted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, it shall be sufficient to charge the defendant by an unsworn written notice in accordance with the provisions of ORS 221.333. In any case in which the defendant is not subject to and does not voluntarily submit to the hearing procedures prescribed under subsection (2) of this section, proceedings to enforce regulations enacted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be brought in the name of the board in a circuit court, a justice court or a city court for offenses committed within the territorial jurisdiction of such court. Such courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction over offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions. All fines, penalties and court costs recovered shall be paid to the clerk of the court involved and shall be disposed of as provided in ORS 153.630. [1959 c.569 §§1,2,3,4,5; 1969 c.622 §1; 1971 c.734 §22; 1973 c.836 §347; 1975 c.693 §7; 1977 c.825 §1; 1983 c.186 §1; 1989 c.990 §2; 1993 c.221 §3; 1995 c.79 §194; 1995 c.658 §103; 1999 c.448 §9; 2007 c.288 §15]

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