Consumer Protection and Education Revolving Account
(1) There hereby is appropriated out of the General Fund in the State Treasury $250,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay for personal services, travel, meals and lodging, and all costs, disbursements and other litigation expenses incurred by the Department of Justice in preparing, commencing and prosecuting actions and suits under the state and federal antitrust laws and under ORS 646.605 (Definitions for ORS 646.605 to 646.652) to 646.656 (Remedies supplementary to existing statutory or common law remedies).
(2) The money appropriated by subsection (1) of this section shall be transferred to an account in the General Fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Consumer Protection and Education Revolving Account. All moneys in such revolving account are appropriated and constitute a continuous appropriation out of the General Fund for the purposes of this section. The creation of 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).
(3) All sums of money received by the Department of Justice under a judgment, settlement, compromise or assurance of voluntary compliance, including damages, attorney fees, costs, disbursements and other recoveries, but excluding civil penalties under ORS 646.642 (Civil penalties), in actions and suits under the state and federal antitrust laws and ORS 646.605 (Definitions for ORS 646.605 to 646.652) to 646.656 (Remedies supplementary to existing statutory or common law remedies) shall, upon receipt, be deposited with the State Treasurer to the credit of the Consumer Protection and Education Revolving Account. However, if the action or suit was based on an expenditure or loss from a public body or a dedicated fund, the amount of such expenditure or loss, after deduction of attorney fees and expenses awarded to the Department of Justice by the court or agreed to by the parties, if any, shall be credited to the public body or dedicated fund and the remainder thereof credited to the Consumer Protection and Education Revolving Account. [1965 c.194 §2; 1971 c.85 §6; 1975 c.446 §6; 1993 c.518 §1; 1999 c.184 §1]
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