Trade Practices and Antitrust Regulation

ORS 646.959
Annual fee for metering instrument or device


(a) In addition to and not in lieu of the license fee required by ORS 618.141 (Maximum license fees), each dealer that operates a metering instrument or device, other than a remote readout device, that is required to be licensed by ORS 618.121 (License required for commercially operated weighing or measuring instrument) and that is operated for measuring motor vehicle fuel shall pay to the State Department of Agriculture an annual fee for each instrument or device in accordance with the schedule set forth in paragraph (b) of this subsection. The dealer shall pay the fee required by this section at the same time that the dealer pays the licensing fee for the instrument or measuring device.


A dealer shall pay the fee described in paragraph (a) of this subsection according to the following schedule:


For each annual license period before July 1, 2016, $5.


For the annual license period that begins on July 1, 2016, and ends on June 30, 2017, $6.


For the annual license period that begins on July 1, 2017, and ends on June 30, 2018, $7.


For the annual license period that begins on July 1, 2018, and ends on June 30, 2019, $9.


For each annual license period that begins on and after July 1, 2019, $10.


The department shall pay all moneys the department receives under this section into the Motor Vehicle Fuel Inspection Program Account.


As used in this section, “remote readout device” means a console, cabinet, panel or instrument connected to or associated with a weighing or measuring device that indicates, displays or prints values of weight or measure at a location physically separate from the weighing or measuring device. [1997 c.310 §10; 1999 c.237 §3; 2015 c.448 §1]
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Notes of Decisions

Subject matter regulated by this chapter is not "preempted" by Federal Robinson-Patman Act so as to render this chapter invalid. W. J. Seufert v. Nat. Restaurant Supply Co., 266 Or 92, 511 P2d 363 (1973)

Whether an injunction should issue when a court finds a violation of the Act is a matter of discretion. State ex rel Johnson v. International Harvester Co., 25 Or App 9, 548 P2d 176 (1976)

This chapter imposes no affirmative duty to inform customers of rates in absence of request, but prohibits making information about prices available to some customers and not others. Wildish Sand & Gravel v. Northwest Natural Gas Co., 103 Or App 215, 796 P2d 1237 (1990), Sup Ct review denied


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