ORS 295.091¹
Preference in selecting depositories for political subdivisions
  • apportioning funds
  • interest

(1) In selecting banks or trust companies to act as depositories, public officials are not limited to the appointment of banks or trust companies in any particular locality. However, if banks or trust companies are engaged in business at an office or offices within the corporate limits of the political subdivision or public corporation and qualify to receive the funds, such depositories shall be given preference. If there is more than one such local qualifying depository, the depositing public official shall apportion the funds in the hands of the public official to such depositories in a manner that is equitable and in the best interests of the political subdivision or public corporation.

(2) The depositories shall be required to pay to the political subdivision or public corporation upon deposits evidenced by certificates of deposit or deposits that by agreement may not be withdrawn on less than 30 days’ notice, interest at such rate or rates as shall be agreed upon between the governing body of the political subdivision or public corporation and the depository.

(3) All interest received on deposits of moneys under this section shall accrue to and become a part of the fund the moneys of which were deposited.

(4) This section does not apply to the State Treasurer. [Formerly 295.155]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Invest­ment of deferred compensa­tion funds, (1976) Vol 37, p 1284; county fair associa­tion as public corpora­tion, (1979) Vol 39, p 505

Chapter 295

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Invest­ment of funds by school district, (1974) Vol 36, p 827

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 295—Depositories of Public Funds and Securities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors295.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 295, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­295ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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