Criminal Justice Revolving Account
(1) There is hereby established an account in the General Fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Criminal Justice Revolving Account. The creation of and disbursement of moneys from the revolving account shall not require an allotment or allocation of moneys pursuant to 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). All moneys in the account are continuously appropriated for the purposes set forth in subsection (3) of this section.
(2) Notwithstanding ORS 180.180 (Department of Justice Operating Account), all costs of investigation and prosecution, including attorney fees, awarded to the Department of Justice in an action or proceeding under ORS 166.715 (Definitions for ORS 166.715 to 166.735) to 166.735 (Short title), whether by final judgment, settlement or otherwise, and all proceeds of civil penalties imposed under ORS 166.725 (Remedies for violation of ORS 166.720), shall be deposited in the account established by this section. The maximum allowable balance in such account is $750,000. When moneys in the account exceed $750,000, the excess funds shall be deposited in the General Fund of the State Treasury.
(3) Moneys in the revolving account may be used by the Attorney General to reimburse the Department of Justice, district attorneys and state and local governmental departments and agencies for the costs of investigation and prosecution of any civil or criminal action or proceeding under ORS 166.715 (Definitions for ORS 166.715 to 166.735) to 166.735 (Short title), to maintain and preserve property subject to forfeiture pending its sale or other disposition and to reimburse expenses of the Department of Justice incurred in carrying out the provisions of ORS 180.600 (Definitions) to 180.630 (Acceptance of federal grant of funds).
(4) The Attorney General may present an accounting to the State Treasurer for costs and expenses referred to in subsection (3) of this section. To the extent that sufficient funds exist in the Criminal Justice Revolving Account, the State Treasurer promptly shall reimburse the Department of Justice for the costs and expenses included in the Attorney General’s accounting. [1983 c.292 §6; 1983 c.715 §5]
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