Or. Admin. R. 808-004-0320 - Jurisdictional Requirements

(1) A claim must be of a type described under ORS 671.690(2) & (3), OAR 808-002-0220 and ORS 671.695.
(2) A claim may be accepted for negligent or improper work for the following activities performed or contracted to be performed on or after January 1, 2012:
(a) Backflow assembly testing services provided by employees of the landscape contracting business who are certified under ORS 448.279; and
(b) The installation, repair or maintenance by the landscape contracting business of backflow assemblies for irrigation systems and ornamental water features as described in ORS 447.060; and
(c) The installation by the landscape contracting business of landscape irrigation control wiring and outdoor landscape lighting as described in ORS 479.940.
(3) The agency will only process a claim that is filed within the following time limitations:
(a) State tax and contribution claims must be filed within one year of the due date of the tax or contribution.
(b) Labor, material and equipment claims must be filed within one year of the delivery date of the labor, material or equipment.
(c) Negligent or improper work claims must be filed within one year following the date the work was completed.
(d) Breach of contract claims must be filed within one year of the contract date or the last date of work on the project, whichever is later.
(4)
(a) A claim will be processed only against a licensed landscape contracting business.
(b) For a State tax and contribution claim, the landscape contracting business against which the claim is filed will be considered licensed if the tax and contribution liability arose while the business was licensed.
(c) For a material claim, the landscape contracting business against which the claim is filed will be considered licensed if one or more invoices involve material delivered while the landscaping business was actively licensed. Damages will be awarded only for material delivered within the period of time that the landscape contracting business was actively licensed.
(d) For any other claim, the landscape contracting business against which the claim is filed will be considered licensed if the landscape contracting business was actively licensed during all or part of the work period.
(5) A labor, material and equipment claim, negligent or improper work claim or breach of contract claim will be accepted only when one or more of the following relationships exist between the claimant and the licensed landscape contracting business:
(a) A direct contractual relationship based on a contract entered into by the claimant and the landscape contracting business, or their agents; or
(b) An employment relationship or assigned relationship arising from a Bureau of Labor and Industries employee claim.
(6) A claim by a person furnishing material, or renting or supplying equipment to a landscape contracting business may not include a claim for non-payment for tools sold to a landscape contracting business, for equipment sold to the landscape contracting business that is not incorporated into the job site, for interest or service charges on an account or for materials purchased as stock items.
(7) Claims will be accepted only for work performed within the boundaries of the State of Oregon or for materials or equipment supplied or rented for installation or use on property located within the boundaries of the State of Oregon.
(8)
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the agency may refuse to accept a claim or any portion of a claim that includes an allegation of a breach of contract, negligent or improper work or any other act or omission within the scope of ORS 671.510 to 671.710 that is the same as an allegation contained in a claim previously filed by the same claimant against the same landscape contracting business.
(b) The agency may accept a claim that would otherwise be refused under subsection (a) of this section if the previously filed claim was:
(A) Withdrawn prior to the on-site meeting.
(B) Dismissed with an explicit provision allowing the subsequent filing of a claim containing the same allegations as the dismissed claim.
(c) Nothing in this section extends the time limitation for filing a claim under ORS 671.710.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 808-004-0320
LCB 1-1988, f. 1-26-88, cert. ef. 2-1-88; LCB 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-00; Renumbered from 808-004-0020; LCB 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-02; LCB 1-2004, f. 1-27-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04; LCB 6-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; LCB 4-2007, f. 12-19-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 17-2011, f. 12-29-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; LCB 9-2015, f. 12-22-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016; LCB 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 5/23/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 670.310 & 671.670

Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.690, 671.695, 671.703 & 2011 OL Ch. 104

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