2007 ORS 291.407¹
Mass Transit Assistance Account
  • source
  • distribution
  • assistance of Department of Transportation
  • exemption from parking code requirements

(1) The Mass Transit Assistance Account is established in the General Fund of the State Treasury. The account shall consist of moneys deposited in the account under ORS 291.405 (Assessment of state agencies for mass transit purposes) and as otherwise provided by law. The moneys in the account are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to be used as provided in this section.

(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall distribute moneys from the account established under this section to districts described in ORS 291.405 (Assessment of state agencies for mass transit purposes) on the last day of each calendar quarter. Subject to the limitations in this section, the amount distributed to each district shall be equal to the total assessments received by the department during the immediate preceding three months under ORS 291.405 (Assessment of state agencies for mass transit purposes) from agencies with employees performing subject services within that district.

(3) Distributions under this section are subject to the following limitations:

(a) Except for newly formed districts, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall not distribute to a district during a calendar year an amount that exceeds the amount received by the district under the district’s own taxes during the immediate preceding fiscal year of the district.

(b) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall not distribute to a newly formed district during a calendar year an amount that exceeds the amount the budget approved by the district board proposes as revenue for the district from the district’s own taxes during the current fiscal year of the district. If the district does not collect the proposed amount, the department shall make adjustments in the distributions during subsequent years to recover any amount paid under this section that is over the amount the district actually received under the district’s own taxes.

(4) The limitations imposed under this section that are based on amounts received by a district under its own taxes do not include amounts received by the district from farebox revenues, federal moneys, state moneys, gifts, investments, bonds or similar moneys received by the district.

(5) The Department of Transportation shall provide the Oregon Department of Administrative Services with any information concerning a mass transit district or transportation district that the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines necessary for the performance of its duties under this section and ORS 291.405 (Assessment of state agencies for mass transit purposes). The Department of Transportation shall provide the information in the form and at times determined by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

(6) In exchange for payments authorized under this section to transit districts, the State of Oregon and its agencies shall be exempt from any parking code requirements for existing state-owned buildings, construction of new state buildings or the renovation of existing state buildings, which have been or may be established by any political subdivision within the boundaries of a transit district receiving such payments. [1981 c.788 §2]

Note: See note under 291.405 (Assessment of state agencies for mass transit purposes).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 291—State Financial Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­291.­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.