2013 ORS § 321.754¹
Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund
  • revenue distribution

(1) The Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund shall be retained by the Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund.

(2) Moneys are continuously appropriated from the Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund for use in reimbursing the General Fund for expenses incurred in the collection of taxes imposed under ORS 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund).

(3) A working balance may be retained in the Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund for the payment of expenses described in subsection (2) of this section. The balance of the Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund, as of May 1 of each calendar year, shall be distributed as follows:

(a) 60.5 [bad link] percent to the State School Fund established under ORS 327.008 (State School Fund). A distribution made under this paragraph shall be made on or before May 15 of the year.

(b) 4.5 [bad link] percent to the Community College Support Fund established under ORS 341.620 (Community College Support Fund). A distribution made under this paragraph shall be made on or before May 15 of the year.

(c) 35 percent to the Department of Revenue for further distribution to the counties of this state that are located in eastern Oregon. Moneys distributed to the department under this paragraph are continuously appropriated to the department for the purpose of making the payments to counties described in this paragraph. A distribution to the department made under this paragraph shall be made on or before August 15 of the year. Each countys share of the distribution made under this paragraph shall equal the proportion of the assessed value of all small tract forestland in eastern Oregon that is located in that county. A distribution made by the department to a county under this paragraph shall be deposited in the county general fund. [2003 c.454 §14]