Last week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a bill that eliminates the Department of Consumer and Business Services from regulating RVs. With the enactment of this new law, the need to attach an additional and duplicative Oregon insignia of compliance or seal to RVs is eliminated and Oregon joins the vast majority of states which do not regulate the manufacturing of RVs. Additionally, the new law removes the requirement for PMRV manufacturers in the state of Oregon to use licensed plumbers and licensed electricians to make installations and repairs. The bill, OR SB 410, takes effect January 1, 2020.
The changes the new law implements are common sense and help promote not only the national RV industry, but also the Oregon RV industry which contributed $4.3 billion in economic impact and supported almost 23,000 jobs in the state of Oregon.
In addition to SB 410, another bill, OR HB 2333, was passed unopposed by the Oregon state legislature. This bill defines RVs and PMRVs as vehicles under the regulation of the Oregon Department of Transportation. HB 2333 is awaiting signature from Governor Brown and we expect this to happen in the coming days or weeks.
The RV Industry Association would like to thank all the legislators and officials who contributed to the successful passage of both SB 410 and HB 2333. Special thanks to Senator Lee Beyer on his work to pass SB 410, and special thanks to Representative Duane Stark, Representative Greg Barreto, Representative Paul Holvey and the other sponsors of HB 2333.