2011 ORS § 56.041¹
Operating Account

(1) The Operating Account is established in the General Fund of the State Treasury.

(2) The net amount accruing to the Secretary of State from all fees, charges, interest, fines, penalties and miscellaneous revenues from all sources relating to business registry functions, and moneys received by the Secretary of State under ORS chapters 79 and 194 and ORS 80.100 (Definitions for ORS 80.100 to 80.130) to 80.130 (Place to register as buyer of farm product, commission merchant or selling agent), 87.246 (Recording), 87.767 (Form of notice) and 87.806 (Filing of federal tax liens) to 87.831 (Short title) shall, after deduction of refunds, be paid over to the State Treasurer and deposited at least monthly in the Operating Account.

(3) Moneys deposited to the credit of the Operating Account are continuously appropriated to the Secretary of State for the expenses of carrying out the functions and duties of the Secretary of State relating to business registry, and the functions and duties of the Secretary of State under ORS chapters 79 and 194 and ORS 80.100 (Definitions for ORS 80.100 to 80.130) to 80.130 (Place to register as buyer of farm product, commission merchant or selling agent), 87.246 (Recording), 87.767 (Form of notice) and 87.806 (Filing of federal tax liens) to 87.831 (Short title).

(4) At the end of each month, the Secretary of State shall determine the number of business registry filings during the month for which the Secretary of State collected the fees described in ORS 56.140 (Fees) (1) to (4). An amount equal to $20 for each of those filings shall be deposited by the Secretary of State in the Operating Account. The Secretary of State shall then deposit all other moneys from the fees collected during the month under ORS 56.140 (Fees) (1) to (4) in the General Fund. Amounts deposited to the General Fund under this subsection are available for general governmental expenses. [1961 c.280 §10; 1963 c.551 §16; 1981 c.633 §1; 1987 c.58 §12; 1987 c.414 §140; 1991 c.132 §1; 1991 c.425 §9; 1993 c.66 §7; 1999 c.652 §4; 2001 c.445 §160; 2003 c.785 §7; 2009 c.745 §13]