ORS 261.310¹
Irrigation, drainage, other districts given power of utility district in certain cases

(1) Any existing irrigation, drainage or other district in good standing and duly organized under the laws of this state shall be eligible to qualify and do any and all things necessary or incident to the purchase, generation and distribution of electric power under the terms of this chapter without the necessity of reorganizing and complying with the organization procedure prescribed in this chapter, if the qualification is approved by a majority of the persons qualified to vote at a district election who vote on that question.

(2) Drainage districts qualifying under the provisions of this chapter may elect additional directors to make a board of five directors. [Amended by 1979 c.558 §20; 1983 c.83 §33; 2003 c.802 §77]

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Notes of Decisions

People's utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People's Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk's and county governing body's duty to determine validity of voters' peti­tion to form people's utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People's Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors261.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­261ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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