Each state agency, other than the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, shall manage and determine under what conditions the grounds and parking structures owned, directly leased or being acquired through lease purchase or installment purchase by it, which are outside the capitol area in the City of Salem, may be used by owners and operators of motor vehicles and for other transportation purposes.
Based upon its findings, the state agency shall adopt rules for parking of motor vehicles or other transportation uses of such grounds and facilities for which it is responsible under subsection (1) of this section. Notice of the rules shall be given by appropriate signs posted on the grounds and in the facilities. In adopting the rules, the state agency shall consider the state policy stated in ORS 276.591 (Parking policy).
The state agency may lease portions of the facilities and grounds described in subsection (1) of this section for the parking of motor vehicles and other transportation uses as it determines is appropriate. However, in such leasing, priority shall first be given to the needs of state officers and employees. The agency shall designate certain spaces, either free or metered, for use by persons transacting business in state offices. The state agency may also provide free parking for employees with disabilities who have been issued a disabled person parking permit by the Department of Transportation and who require the use of their vehicle in traveling to and from work. Any spaces not required for leasing to state officers and employees, or for other authorized purposes, may be leased to other persons. [1981 c.591 §3; 1989 c.224 §39; 1991 c.67 §68; 2007 c.70 §61]