Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law a bill that eliminates the Department of Consumer and Business Services from regulating RVs.
RVIA News & Insights reporte that with the enactment of the 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 park model 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 Jan. 1, 2020.
The changes the new law implements help promote the Oregon RV industry which contributed $4.3 billion in economic impact and supported almost 23,000 jobs in the state.
In addition to SB 410, another bill, OR HB 2333, was passed unopposed by the Oregon state legislature. This bill defines RVs and park models 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.