2011 ORS § 286A.578¹
Litigation challenging legality of Oregon State Lottery
(1) Lottery bonds may be issued pursuant to ORS 286A.580 (Issuance of lottery bonds) without regard to any litigation challenging the legality of the Oregon State Lottery. Lottery bonds issued pursuant to ORS 286A.580 (Issuance of lottery bonds) are valid and binding obligations of the State of Oregon that are payable only from amounts pledged under ORS 286A.580 (Issuance of lottery bonds) (7) or from appropriated funds, even if the Oregon State Lottery is partially or wholly invalidated. In the event the lottery is invalidated, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall request the Legislative Assembly or, if the Legislative Assembly is not in session, the Emergency Board to provide appropriated funds pursuant to ORS 286A.580 (Issuance of lottery bonds) (6).
(2) By enacting this section, the Legislative Assembly acknowledges its current intention to provide appropriated funds if amounts are certified by the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services under ORS 286A.580 (Issuance of lottery bonds), but the Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board does not have a legal obligation to provide appropriated funds. [Formerly 286.578 [bad link]]