2015 ORS 184.841¹
Legislative findings

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) An efficient transportation system is critical for Oregon’s economy and quality of life.

(2) The revenues currently available for highways and local roads are inadequate to preserve and maintain existing infrastructure and to provide funds for improvements that would reduce congestion and improve service.

(3) The gas tax will become a less effective mechanism for meeting Oregon’s long-term revenue needs because:

(a) It will steadily generate less revenue as cars become more fuel-efficient and alternative sources of fuel are identified; and

(b) Bundling fees for roads and highways into the gas tax makes it difficult for users to understand the amount they are paying for roads and highways. [2001 c.862 §1]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.