ORS 390.245¹
Commemorative coins authorized
  • sale
  • use of proceeds

(1) The State Treasurer may issue commemorative coins for sale to the public. Such coins shall commemorate Oregon history, people or resources and shall not constitute legal tender and may include the use of the state seal of Oregon under ORS 186.023 (Improper use of state seal). If the State Treasurer decides to issue commemorative coins using the state seal, no private entity shall be authorized to use the state seal on any commemorative coins.

(2) All moneys received by the State Treasurer from the sale of commemorative coins shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to a separate Commemorative Coin Account established within the State Parks and Recreation Department Fund. The State Treasurer is authorized to charge the account the reasonable expenses incurred in the design, production and sale of the coins.

(3) All moneys in the account, net of expenses charged, are appropriated continuously to the State Parks and Recreation Department for park land acquisition and development and for historical observances related to historical areas and sites. [1991 c.582 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—State and Local Parks; Recreation Programs; Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­390.­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.
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