Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.853 - Random inspections of sellers of tobacco products; site; frequency; rules.

(1) The Department of Human Services shall:

(a) Coordinate with law enforcement agencies to conduct random, unannounced inspections of Oregon wholesalers and retailers of tobacco products to insure compliance with Oregon laws designed to discourage the use of tobacco by minors including ORS 163.575, 163.580, 167.400, 167.402 and 431.840; and

(b) Submit a report describing:

(A) The activities carried out to enforce the laws listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection during the previous fiscal year;

(B) The extent of success achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to minors; and

(C) The strategies to be utilized for enforcing the laws listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection during the year following the report.

(2) The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules concerning random inspections of places that sell tobacco products consistent with section 1921, Public Law 102-321, 1992. The rules shall provide that inspections may take place:

(a) Only in areas open to the public;

(b) Only during hours that tobacco products are sold or distributed; and

(c) No more frequently than once a month in any single establishment unless a compliance problem exists or is suspected. [1993 c.788 §1]

Note: See note under 431.840.


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