2011 ORS § 477.755¹
Appropriation of fund for emergency fire suppression costs
  • limitation on expenditures

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 291.238 (Expenditures without allotment prohibited), the moneys in the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund are appropriated continuously to the Emergency Fire Cost Committee and shall be used for equalizing emergency fire suppression costs for safeguarding forestland in any forest protection district, and for necessary administrative expenses. However, such administrative expenses may not exceed the limit authorized by the Legislative Assembly each biennium.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual expenditure from the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund from revenues received from ORS 321.015 (Levy of privilege tax upon harvest of timber for forest research, fire suppression and administering Oregon Forest Practices Act) (2), 477.277 (Additional assessment to maintain unencumbered balance of Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1), 477.295 (Minimum assessment under ORS 477.270) (1) and (2), 477.750 (Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1) and (2), 477.760 (Reserve base of fund fixed) (4) and 477.880 (Acreage assessment) (2) may not exceed $10 million.

(3) As used in this section, annual expenditure means the expenses of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund obligated in any 12-month period designated by the Emergency Fire Cost Committee by rule that corresponds to the policy period of any insurance for emergency fire costs. [1969 c.524 §3; 1989 c.23 §1; 1991 c.639 §5; 2003 c.685 §§4,9; 2005 c.802 §§11,12]