State Highways and State Highway Fund
Roadside memorial signs
- police officers
(1)As used in this section, “police officer” includes:
(a)Employees of institutions defined in ORS 421.005 (Definitions) as Department of Corrections institutions whose duties, as assigned by the Director of the Department of Corrections, include the custody of persons committed to the custody of or transferred to the Department of Corrections and employees of the Department of Corrections who were classified as police officers.
(b)Employees of the Department of State Police who are classified as police officers by the Superintendent of State Police.
(c)Sheriffs and those deputy sheriffs or other employees of a sheriff whose duties, as classified by the sheriff, are the regular duties of police officers or corrections officers.
(d)Police chiefs and police personnel of a city who are classified as police officers by the council or other governing body of the city.
(2)The Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain a roadside memorial sign that commemorates a police officer killed in the line of duty if:
(a)The Legislative Assembly adopts a concurrent resolution that recognizes the police officer killed in the line of duty; and
(b)The department receives the payment of a fee determined by the department under subsection (3) of this section.
(3)The department shall determine the amount of the fee required under subsection (2)(b) of this section by rule. The fee may not exceed the direct and indirect expenses associated with erecting, maintaining and removing a roadside memorial sign.
(4)The department shall deposit the fees that the department collects under this section into the Roadside Memorial Fund established under ORS 366.932 (Roadside Memorial Fund).
(5)A public body, as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), may not expend moneys for the purpose of paying the fee required under subsection (2)(b) of this section.
(6)The department, by rule, shall establish the size, design and location of a roadside memorial sign erected under this section. The sign must include the name of the police officer. [2011 c.668 §1]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Use and distribution of State Highway Fund, (1975) Vol 37, p 599