2015 ORS § 571.038¹
Plant Pest and Disease Emergency Response Fund
(1) The Plant Pest and Disease Emergency Response Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Plant Pest and Disease Emergency Response Fund shall be credited to the fund.
(2) The fund shall consist of all moneys deposited to the fund under ORS 571.059 (License fee surcharge). Moneys deposited to the fund are continuously appropriated to the State Department of Agriculture for use as provided in subsection (3) of this section. Expenditures from the fund are not subject to state expenditure limitations. The fund is not subject to allotment of moneys under ORS 291.234 (Department to make allotments to state officers and agencies of appropriations and funds) to 291.260 (Approving, modifying or disapproving requests and budgets to be submitted to the federal government).
(3) The department, after consultation with the State Nursery Research and Regulatory Committee, may use fund moneys for responding to pest and disease emergencies. The department may use fund moneys only to the extent necessary to protect the industries represented by persons licensed under ORS 571.057 (License application). [2005 c.540 §1]
Note: 571.038 (Plant Pest and Disease Emergency Response Fund) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 571 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.