Friday, December 12, 2008

Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Schedules Hearing on Firearms Rules Changes

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is holding a public hearing on December 22 to consider proposed rules language changes to bring DAS "rules" into compliance with state firearms laws. In Oregon, the legislature has the sole right to govern all firearms legislation, and administrative "rules" which are in conflict with "law" are illegal.

The proposed rule change is captioned, "Rules for Use of Buildings, Grounds and Parking Lots under Department Control." The hearing is to decide whether to amend OAR 125-075-0015 to bring it into compliance with ORS 166.170 and 166.370.

In a nutshell, if implemented, the rules ch
ange is likely to verify the rights of CHL holders as well as the drivers of certain classes of vehicles to have their firearms with them in DAS buildings, grounds and parking lots, as the case may be.

View the proposed changes, here.

Information on how to comment (hopefully in favor) of these rules changes can be found, here.

You may also provide oral or written comments in favor of the proposed rule changes at the public hearing set for Monday, December 22, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Department of Administrative Services, Facilities Division

1225 Ferry Street SE 2nd Floor

Salem, OR 97301

Mt. Ashland Conference Room


2 comments:

EthanPDX said...

I will be out of the state on the 22nd. Will someone be attending and posting notes?

Zak Johnson said...

I'm not going anywhere this week given the weather, but I understand that even after 12/22 you can still send comments in favor of the rules change to the following:

yvonne.hanna"AT"das.state.or.us

(Replace the "AT" with the @. I changed it for posting to avoid sending Yvonne tons of spider-created spam.)