Illegal salvage procedures; penalty.
(1) A person commits the offense of illegal salvage procedures if the person engages in crushing, compacting or shredding of vehicles and the person violates any requirements under the following:
(a) The person may accept vehicles as salvage material from other persons who hold a dismantler certificate issued under ORS 822.110.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the person may not accept vehicles from another person who does not hold a dismantler certificate issued under ORS 822.110, unless the other person:
(A) Complies with the requirements of ORS 819.010, or is in possession of a salvage title certificate; and
(B) Displays a salvage title certificate, a compliance form issued under ORS 819.030, or a certificate of sale to the person engaged in salvage.
(c) The person engaged in salvage may accept a copy of the Department of Transportation form issued under ORS 819.030 as proof of compliance under ORS 819.010 or may accept a certificate of sale or a salvage title certificate, as applicable, and surrender such copy or certificate to the department.
(d) The person may accept vehicles as salvage material from tow businesses disposing of vehicles as authorized under ORS 819.215 or 819.280 if the tow business gives the person a copy of notification made to the department under ORS 819.215 or 819.280.
(2) If a salvage title has been issued in a form other than a certificate, the person engaged in salvage may accept documents or information in a manner or form determined by the department by rule.
(3) The offense described in this section, illegal salvage procedures, is a Class A misdemeanor. [1983 c.338 §197; 1985 c.16 §70; 1991 c.873 §39; 1993 c.233 §63; 1993 c.326 §3; 2005 c.654 §28; 2005 c.738 §3; 2009 c.371 §4]