2015 ORS § 291.042¹
Copyright, patent or other use of state data processing programs, information or materials
  • disposition of moneys collected

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the State Chief Information Officer:

(a) May hold copyrights and obtain patents on copyrightable or patentable data processing programs, information or materials that a state agency develops, publishes or produces.

(b) May cause to have sold, leased or otherwise made available the data processing programs, information or materials to any agency, judicial body or legislative body of any unit of local government, any state or the federal government under terms and conditions to which the state agency that developed, published or produced the data processing programs, information or materials agrees.

(2) The Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, the judicial department as defined in ORS 174.113 (Judicial department defined) and the legislative department as defined in ORS 174.114 (Legislative department defined):

(a) May hold copyrights and obtain patents on copyrightable or patentable data processing programs, information or materials that the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department develops, publishes or produces.

(b) May cause to have sold, leased or otherwise made available the data processing programs, information or materials to any agency, judicial body or legislative body of any unit of local government, any state or the federal government under terms and conditions to which the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department agrees.

(3) Except as provided in this subsection, moneys that a state agency collected under subsection (1) of this section, less expenses that the state agency incurred in developing, producing and distributing software and in training software users, must be deposited in the General Fund and are available for general governmental purposes. If the resources that a state agency expended for the activities described in subsection (1) of this section came from fees or assessments that the state agency charged and collected, the state agency shall deposit the net proceeds of moneys collected under subsection (1) of this section into the same accounts into which the state agency deposits the fees or assessments. The state agency shall use the moneys to reduce the fees or assessments the state agency charges to the extent permitted by law.

(4) Except as provided in this subsection, moneys that the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department collected under subsection (2) of this section, less expenses that the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department incurred in developing, producing and distributing software and in training software users, must be deposited in the General Fund and are available for general governmental purposes. If the resources that the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department expended for the activities described in subsection (2) of this section came from fees or assessments that the secretary, treasurer, judicial department or legislative department charged and collected, the secretary, treasurer, judicial department or legislative department shall deposit the net proceeds of moneys collected under subsection (2) of this section into the same accounts into which the secretary, treasurer, judicial department or legislative department deposits the fees or assessments. The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, judicial department or legislative department shall use the moneys to reduce the fees or assessments the secretary, treasurer, judicial department or legislative department charges to the extent permitted by law.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) Data processing programs means software programs and other automated means for processing data.

(b) State agency has the meaning given that term in ORS 291.002 (Definitions). [1979 c.740 §3; 1993 c.18 §56; 1995 c.452 §22; 2013 c.481 §1; 2015 c.807 §43]

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