2013 ORS § 293.565¹
Apportionment among counties of moneys received from federal government under Mineral Lands Leasing Act
  • Federal Mineral Leases Fund

(1) Except for a distribution charge that shall be deducted to meet expenses incurred by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services in administering this section, all funds received from the United States Government by the State of Oregon as its distributive share of the amounts collected under the provisions of the Act of Congress of February 25, 1920, 41 Stat. 437, known as the Mineral Lands Leasing Act, and any Act amendatory thereof, shall upon receipt by the State Treasurer be credited to a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Federal Mineral Leases Fund and shall be distributed to the counties in which such leased public lands are located. The distribution charge shall be 60 cents per county and is in addition to the transaction charge approved for the department during the budgetary process. The amount of the distribution charges is continuously appropriated to the department to meet expenses incurred in administering this section.

(2) The department shall ascertain from the proper United States officers having the records of receipts from the sources in this state for which money is received by the State of Oregon and shall segregate and pay over by warrant to the county in which the leased public mineral land is located the sums, less the deduction, so received. Where the leased public mineral land is located in more than one county of the state, each shall receive such proportionate amount of the sum as the area of the leased public mineral land included within the boundary of the county bears to the total area of the leased public mineral lands within the state. [Formerly 291.536; 1985 c.787 §4]