2007 ORS 477.755¹
Appropriation of fund for emergency fire suppression costs
  • limitation on expenditures

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 291.238 (Expenditures without allotment prohibited), the moneys in the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund are appropriated continuously to the Emergency Fire Cost Committee and shall be used for equalizing emergency fire suppression costs for safeguarding forestland in any forest protection district, and for necessary administrative expenses. However, such administrative expenses may not exceed the limit authorized by the Legislative Assembly each biennium.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual expenditure from the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund from revenues received from ORS 321.015 (Levy of privilege tax upon harvest of timber for forest research, fire suppression and administering Oregon Forest Practices Act) (2), 477.277 (Additional assessment to maintain unencumbered balance of Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1), 477.295 (Minimum assessment under ORS 477.270) (1) and (2), 477.750 (Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1) and (2), 477.760 (Reserve base of fund fixed) (4) and 477.880 (Acreage assessment) (2) may not exceed $15 million.

(3) As used in this section, "annual expenditure" means the expenses of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund obligated in any 12-month period designated by the Emergency Fire Cost Committee by rule that corresponds to the policy period of any insurance for emergency fire costs. [1969 c.524 §3; 1989 c.23 §1; 1991 c.639 §5; 2003 c.685 §4; 2005 c.802 §11]

Note: The amendments to 477.755 (Appropriation of fund for emergency fire suppression costs) by section 9, chapter 685, Oregon Laws 2003, and section 12, chapter 802, Oregon Laws 2005, become operative July 1, 2009. See section 11, chapter 685, Oregon Laws 2003, as amended by section 17, chapter 802, Oregon Laws 2005, and section 1, chapter 847, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2009, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

477.755 (Appropriation of fund for emergency fire suppression costs). (1) Notwithstanding ORS 291.238 (Expenditures without allotment prohibited), the moneys in the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund are appropriated continuously to the Emergency Fire Cost Committee and shall be used for equalizing emergency fire suppression costs for safeguarding forestland in any forest protection district, and for necessary administrative expenses. However, such administrative expenses may not exceed the limit authorized by the Legislative Assembly each biennium.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual expenditure from the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund from revenues received from ORS 321.015 (Levy of privilege tax upon harvest of timber for forest research, fire suppression and administering Oregon Forest Practices Act) (2), 477.277 (Additional assessment to maintain unencumbered balance of Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1), 477.295 (Minimum assessment under ORS 477.270) (1) and (2), 477.750 (Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund) (1) and (2), 477.760 (Reserve base of fund fixed) (4) and 477.880 (Acreage assessment) (2) may not exceed $10 million.

(3) As used in this section, "annual expenditure" means the expenses of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund obligated in any 12-month period designated by the Emergency Fire Cost Committee by rule that corresponds to the policy period of any insurance for emergency fire costs.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 477—Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­477.­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.