2007 ORS § 327.711¹
Payment of debt service
  • issuance of bonds
  • School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund

(1) The Legislative Assembly may pay state education lottery bond debt service after the 1997-1999 biennium from earnings on the Education Stability Fund. However, no lien or pledge of those earnings shall be made to secure the lottery bonds, and the State of Oregon shall have no legal obligation to pay the lottery bonds from the earnings on the Education Stability Fund. Any earnings from the Education Stability Fund that are provided by the Legislative Assembly and credited to the Lottery Bond Fund shall be credited against, and shall reduce, the unobligated net lottery proceeds that are required by ORS 286A.576 (Allocation of lottery moneys for lottery bonds) (2)(a) and (b) subsequently to be credited to the Lottery Bond Fund in that fiscal year.

(2) State education lottery bonds shall be issued only at the request of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. State education lottery bonds may be issued in an amount sufficient to provide no more than $150 million of net proceeds to pay costs of state education projects, plus the amounts required for bond-related costs.

(3) The School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. The net proceeds from the sale of the state education lottery bonds that are available to pay costs of state education projects shall be credited to the School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund. Investment earnings received on amounts in the School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund shall be credited to the School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund. All moneys from time to time credited to the School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund, including any investment earnings, are appropriated continuously to the Department of Education only for distribution to school districts pursuant to ORS 327.731 (Education project grants) and for payment of the bond-related costs that are allocable to state education lottery bonds. Amounts in the School Capital Construction, Maintenance and Technology Fund shall be disbursed upon the written request of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts for state education projects pursuant to ORS 327.731 (Education project grants), and upon the written request of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to pay for bond-related costs that are allocable to state education lottery bonds. [1997 c.612 §4; 1999 c.44 §13; 2002 s.s.3 c.6 §15]