Oregon Statutes - Chapter 618 - Weights and Measures - Section 618.501 - Definitions.

As used in ORS 618.501 to 618.551 and 618.995, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Appropriate court” means the circuit court of a county:

(a) Where one or more of the defendants reside;

(b) Where one or more of the defendants maintain a principal place of business;

(c) Where one or more of the defendants are alleged to have committed a security seal violation; or

(d) With the defendant’s consent, where the prosecuting officer maintains an office.

(2) “Prosecuting attorney” means the Attorney General or the district attorney of any county in which a security seal violation is alleged to have been committed.

(3) “Security seal” means a lead-and-wire seal or similar nonreusable closure, attached to a weighing or measuring instrument or device for protection against undetectable access, removal, adjustment or unauthorized use.

(4) “Security seal violation” means the use, in violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, of any liquid or gaseous metering instrument or device to which a security seal is required to be affixed, when the security seal has been broken or removed.

(5) A “willful violation” occurs when the person committing the violation knew or should have known that the conduct of the person was a violation. [1973 c.294 §2; 2003 c.14 §370; 2005 c.22 §435]

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