Legal status of certificates
(1)Notwithstanding any provision of law, no certificate issued under this chapter, or any prior law, shall be assigned or otherwise transferred except as provided in ORS 825.110 (Issuance, extension or transfer of certificate to carriers of household goods).
(2)No such certificate shall be construed to be a franchise or irrevocable or exclusive or to possess value for ratemaking purposes. However, upon the death of an individual holding a certificate:
(a)If the estate of such individual is admitted to probate, the executor or personal representative may continue the operation thereunder, for the purpose of transferring the certificate, for a period not to exceed two years from the date of death; or
(b)If the estate of such individual is not probated, all the heirs of the deceased holder of the certificate may file with the Department of Transportation an application for the transfer of the certificate together with an affidavit signed by the heirs stating the name of the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred. If any heir has not reached the age of majority or is otherwise legally incapacitated, the heir’s parent or guardian shall sign for the heir. The affidavit shall be on a form prescribed and furnished by the department. Subject to the provisions of ORS 825.135 (Denial of certificate, permit, transfer or extension of authority), the department shall transfer the certificate to the person named as transferee in the affidavit.
(3)In determining the scope of authority to be transferred under subsection (2) of this section, the department shall consider, as evidence of past use under the certificate, only the services furnished during the two-year period immediately preceding the death of the certificate holder.
(4)If an application under subsection (2) of this section for the transfer of the certificate is not filed within 18 months of the date of death, and if such certificate is not transferred within two years of the date of death, the certificate shall be deemed automatically revoked. [Formerly 767.186; 1997 c.275 §36]
Section 825.129 — Legal status of certificates,