2007 ORS 284.375¹
Application of other laws

(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services) and ORS chapters 240, 276, 279A, 279B, 279C, 282, 283, 291, 292 and 293 do not apply to the Oregon Film and Video Office.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, ORS 279A.100 (Affirmative action), 279A.250 (Definitions for ORS 279A.250 to 279A.290) to 279A.290 (Miscellaneous receipts accounts), 282.210 (Performance within state of public printing, binding and stationery work) to 282.230 (Provisions required in contracts for work to be done outside of state), 293.235 ("State agency" defined for ORS 293.240 and 293.245), 293.240 (Writing off uncollectible debts due state agency), 293.245 (Subsequent collection of debt written off under ORS 293.240), 293.260 (Collection of moneys and property due to state), 293.262 (Requiring information regarding accounts), 293.611 (Accounts and records of Secretary of State as Auditor of Public Accounts), 293.625 (Statements to be rendered to Secretary of State) and 293.630 (Date for closing accounts by persons who must make annual accounts) apply to the Oregon Film and Video Office. [1995 c.242 §7; 2003 c.794 §234]

Note: Sections 1, 1a and 2, chapter 559, Oregon Laws 2005, provide:

Sec. 1. Labor rebate for qualifying film production; requirements; certification of eligibility; rebate process; rules. (1) As used in this section:

(a) "Actual expenses" means the costs paid in Oregon for principal photography, production or postproduction in Oregon of a qualifying film production, including but not limited to the purchase or rental cost of equipment, food, lodging, real property and permits and payments made for salaries, wages and benefits for work in Oregon.

(b) "Commercial" means a moving image production created to advertise a product or service.

(c) "Qualifying compensation" means wages paid by an employer to an employee for services performed in Oregon in connection with a qualifying film production.

(d)(A) "Qualifying film production" means a production that occurs primarily in Oregon of:

(i) One or more commercials;

(ii) One or more episodes of a television show; or

(iii) A movie to be released in theaters, on video, on television, over the Internet or over any other distribution channel.

(B) "Qualifying film production" does not include the production of one or more segments of a newscast or sporting event.

(2) The Oregon Film and Video Office shall pay a labor rebate to any person engaged in a qualifying film production for qualifying compensation paid by the person, if:

(a) The person has been certified by the office as eligible for a labor rebate;

(b) The person has made withholding payments under section 4 of this 2005 Act [316.220 (Alternative withholding requirements for qualifying film production compensation)]; and

(c) The office has verified the actual expenses that support a claim for a labor rebate under this section and those expenses exceed $1 million.

(3) The amount of the labor rebate for a qualifying film production shall equal the amount withheld under section 4 of this 2005 Act with respect to the qualifying film production and deposited in the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund established in section 2 of this 2005 Act, less the expenses described in subsection (5)(b) of this section.

(4)(a) A person seeking a labor rebate under this section shall apply to the office for certification.

(b) The office shall certify a person intending to engage in a qualifying film production as eligible for a labor rebate under this section if it is reasonably likely that the person will incur actual expenses of at least $1 million that are related to a qualifying film production and:

(A) If the qualifying film production consists of one or more episodes of a television series, the actual expenses are associated with production that comprises no more than a single season of episodes;

(B) If the qualifying film production consists of one or more commercials, the actual expenses are to be incurred within a single year; or

(C) If the qualifying film production consists of a movie or other film production not described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this paragraph, the actual expenses are associated with that movie or other film production.

(c) If the office decides to certify an applicant, the office shall send a written certificate to the applicant and a copy of the certificate to the Department of Revenue.

(5)(a) Upon completion of the qualifying film production for which a certificate was issued under subsection (4) of this section, the office shall verify the actual expenses supporting a claim for a labor rebate under this section. The certificate holder shall submit to the office proof of the actual expenses paid in Oregon to produce the qualifying film production. The proof must include any documentation that may be required by the office in its discretion to verify the actual expenses.

(b) The office may deduct from the amount of the labor rebate costs reasonably incurred to verify the actual expenses, including but not limited to the cost for a review or audit of the supporting documentation by an accountant or auditor.

(c) The office may adopt rules that establish procedures for the submission of proof of and verification of actual expenses and the payment of rebates.

(6)(a) Following verification of actual expenses by the office, the office shall pay a labor rebate to the certificate holder in the amount determined under subsection (3) of this section.

(b) If the office is unable to verify that actual expenses of the certificate holder are at least $1 million for the qualifying film production for which the certificate was issued, the office may not pay a labor rebate to the certificate holder. Moneys in the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund that are attributable to withholding paid by a certificate holder for whom the office is unable to verify sufficient actual expenses may be used for the purposes of the office. [2005 c.559 §1]

Sec. 2. Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund; permissible use of moneys; transfer of moneys. (1) The Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund shall be credited to the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund.

(2) All moneys in the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate Fund are continuously appropriated to the Economic and Community Development Department for the purposes of transferring amounts requested under subsection (3) of this section to the Oregon Film and Video Office.

(3) Following verification by the Oregon Film and Video Office of actual expenses of a qualifying film production certificate holder under section 1 of this 2005 Act and a request for a transfer of funds by the office, the department shall transfer amounts sufficient to pay the labor rebate described in section 1 (6)(a) of this 2005 Act and the costs of the office described in section 1 (5)(b) of this 2005 Act. [2005 c.559 §2]

Sec. 1a. The Oregon Film and Video Office may not issue a qualifying film production labor rebate certificate under section 1 of this 2005 Act on or after January 1, 2012. [2005 c.559 §1a]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­284.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.