2011 ORS § 291.042¹
Use of data processing programs, information and materials
  • approval by legislature

(1) Subject to the approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services:

(a) May obtain copyrights and patents on copyrightable or patentable data processing programs, information or materials developed, published or produced by state agency staff.

(b) May cause to have sold, leased, or otherwise made available such data processing programs, information or materials to any agency or legislative body of any state or the federal government under such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the committee and the agencies.

(2) Moneys collected under this section shall be credited to the General Fund and, less agency expenses accrued in developing, producing and distributing software and in training software users, shall be available for general governmental purposes. However, if resources expended for such development, production, distribution and training activities were from fees or assessments charged and collected by the agency, the net proceeds of moneys collected under this section shall be credited to the same accounts to which the fees or assessments are credited and shall be used to reduce the fees or assessments charged by the agency to the extent permitted by law. [1979 c.740 §3; 1993 c.18 §56; 1995 c.452 §22]

Note: See note under 291.040 (State financial report).