Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws

ORS 496.121
Authority of department to require fingerprints

For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), the State Department of Fish and Wildlife may require the fingerprints of a person who:


(a) Is employed or applying for employment by the department; or


Provides services or seeks to provide services to the department as a contractor, vendor or volunteer; and


Is, or will be, working or providing services in a position:


In which the person has direct access to persons under 18 years of age, elderly persons or persons with disabilities;


That has personnel or human resources functions as one of the position’s primary responsibilities;


In which the person is providing information technology services and has control over, or access to, information technology systems that would allow the person to harm the information technology systems or the information contained in the systems;


That involves the use, possession, issuance, transport, purchase, sale or forfeiture of firearms or munitions, access to firearms or munitions or the training of others in the use or handling of firearms;


In which the person resides on property managed by the department;


In which the person has access to information, the disclosure of which is prohibited by state or federal laws, rules or regulations or information that is defined as confidential under state or federal laws, rules or regulations;


That has payroll functions or in which the person has responsibility for receiving, receipting or depositing money or negotiable instruments, for billing, collections or other financial transactions or for purchasing or selling property or has access to property held in trust or to private property in the temporary custody of the state;


That has mailroom duties as a primary duty or job function;


In which the person has responsibility for auditing the department;


In which the person has access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth or criminal background information of employees or members of the public; or


In which the person has access to tax or financial information about individuals or business entities. [2005 c.730 §60; 2009 c.208 §1]
Note: 496.121 (Authority of department to require fingerprints) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 496 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agreement between federal and state governments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900


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