ORS 471.670¹
Disposal of funds collected in enforcement of liquor laws
  • payment of enforcement expenses

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all fines imposed by any judge, magistrate or court in the enforcement of the Liquor Control Act or the Oregon Distilled Liquor Control Act shall be forwarded immediately to the county treasurer of the county in which such conviction is had. The county treasurer shall keep the same in a separate fund designated as an enforcement fund. All warrants for any expenditures in the enforcement of that statute, which have been approved by the district attorney of said county, shall be drawn on this fund. All claims shall be verified by the claimants or persons having knowledge or supervision of the expenditures and shall be audited by the county court in the usual manner before presentation for payment thereof. When the enforcement fund exceeds the amount paid to satisfy the total of all claims made against it during the preceding calendar year, the excess amount shall be paid to the general fund of such county by the county treasurer on June 30 and December 31 of each year.

(2) Any fine imposed or collected by a municipal judge may be retained by the municipality and shall be paid over and become a part of the city’s general fund. [Amended by 1995 c.301 §71; 1999 c.788 §57]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Deduc­tion of a "law library fee" from fines imposed for narcotics viola­tions, (1973) Vol 36, p 373

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as "hearings advocate" at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors471.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­471ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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