ORS 327.425¹
Loans and investment of funds
  • determination of interest rate

(1) All moneys belonging to the Common School Fund and not required to meet current expenses shall be loaned by the Department of State Lands at a rate of interest fixed by the department except as otherwise specified in ORS 348.050 (Student loans from Common School Fund) (3). The department may consult with and obtain the recommendation of the Oregon Investment Council in fixing the interest rate.

(2) Common School Fund moneys may be loaned in accordance with the repayment plan contained in ORS 327.440 (Loan repayment) and in ORS 348.050 (Student loans from Common School Fund) (4), except that loans on property within the corporate limits of towns or cities shall be payable in not more than 15 years on the amortization plan.

(3) If at any time there is a Common School Fund surplus over and above all loans applied for, such portion of the surplus as the department deems proper may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.820) to 293.820 (Separate accounts for each local government). The department may require the State Treasurer to deposit any such surplus, until it is able to loan same, in qualified state depositories, upon the same terms and conditions as other public funds are deposited therein, in which event any interest received from any such state depository shall be credited to the fund on which such interest was earned.

(4) Except as provided in ORS 348.050 (Student loans from Common School Fund) (3), the department may reduce the rate of interest to be paid upon outstanding loans from the Common School Fund and any trust fund placed in its charge, to correspond with the rate of interest to be paid upon new loans, but no reduction in rate of interest shall be made upon any of the loans until interest at the old rate has been paid in full to date of receipt of remittance at the office of the department. [Amended by 1963 c.326 §2; 1965 c.100 §35; 1965 c.532 §5; 1967 c.335 §38; 1969 c.413 §1; 1983 c.740 §99]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 327—State Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­327.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 327, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­327ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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