Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.107
Sanction for assisting evasion of obligations

In addition to any other authority granted to the Construction Contractors Board, the board may revoke, suspend or refuse to issue a license to a person if the board finds that the person has engaged in dishonesty by supplying any governmental entity or person with false information regarding the activities of a construction contracting business, knowing, or having reason to know, that the false information will result in any person evading all or part of an obligation with regard to:


Any federal, state or local income tax laws;


Social security contributions;


Unemployment taxes;


Workers’ compensation premiums;


Wage and hour laws;


Federal or state occupational safety and health laws;


Child support;




A judgment;


A garnishment; or


Other laws or debts identified by the board by rule. [2013 c.251 §2]
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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