2013 ORS § 450.303¹
Purchase of general obligation bonds of sanitary districts
  • Sanitary District Sewerage System Revolving Fund

(1) Any sanitary district in the state having an actual value in excess of $750,000, that has not been able to sell its general obligation bonds on the market upon competitive bids or has not been able to obtain a bid for its bonds pursuant to notice of sale of the bonds published in a newspaper of general circulation printed and published for a period of two consecutive weeks in the county in which the major portion of the assessed value of the district is located, may sell its bonds to the State of Oregon, if the bonds are approved for investment by the State Treasurer. For the purposes of this section, actual value shall be determined in the manner prescribed by ORS 450.120 (Debt limitations). Bonds issued under authority of this section, together with other outstanding indebtedness of the district, shall not exceed in the aggregate 15 percent of the actual value of the district. For the purposes of this section, the 15 percent limitation shall supersede the limitation imposed by ORS 450.120 (Debt limitations) or any other law in conflict with this section. Only bonds authorized and issued in compliance with ORS 450.005 (Definitions for ORS 450.005 to 450.245) to 450.075 (Powers of sanitary district), 450.085 (Adoption of regulations and ordinances) to 450.115 (Use of proceeds of bond sale), 450.125 (Payment of bonds) to 450.245 (Application of ORS 450.005 to 450.245 to districts organized under former laws) and the provisions of this section may be purchased by the State of Oregon as investments of the fund designated in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The Sanitary District Sewerage System Revolving Fund is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. Moneys in the Sanitary District Sewerage System Revolving Fund are continuously appropriated to the State Treasurer for investment under the authority of this section. The interest paid on the investments purchased pursuant to this section shall be credited to the General Fund of the State of Oregon, and the principal, as it is repaid to the state by sanitary districts, shall be credited to the General Fund to be available for the payment of general governmental expenses. The State Treasurer is authorized to sell at not less than cost, the bonds, in whole or in part, that have been purchased under the authority of this section. The proceeds of sale of the bonds shall be credited to the General Fund to be available for the payment of general governmental expenses. [1959 c.425 §§1,2; 1963 c.341 §5; 1981 c.94 §40; 2005 c.755 §40]