ORS 825.015
Nonapplicability of chapter to certain vehicles used in nonprofit transportation of passengers


Except as provided in ORS 825.030 (Application of chapter to interstate and foreign commerce), this chapter does not apply to motor vehicles with a seating capacity of less than 16 persons while used in nonprofit operation for commuting to job, job training or educational facilities.


For the purposes of this section, “nonprofit operation” means a voluntary commuter ridesharing arrangement that may charge a fee to defray expenses but remains nonprofit in its operation without reference to any entity that may sponsor it. In establishing the fee, the following items may be included as expenses:


The cost of acquiring the vehicle;




Maintenance of the vehicle;


Fuel; and


Other reasonable expenses attributable to use of the vehicle for ridesharing purposes. [Formerly 767.022; 2007 c.31 §2]
Chapter 825

(formerly chapter 767)

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to provisions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, [former] ORS chapter 279, are not required to comply with it before entering into contracts for supplies or services of public utilities whose rates are regulated pursuant to this chapter (formerly ORS chapter 767). Bower Trucking and Whse. Co. v. Multnomah Cty., 35 Or App 427, 582 P2d 439 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nonprofit operation of van pools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1780

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