2007 ORS 56.041¹
Operating Account

(1) The Operating Account is established in the General Fund of the State Treasury.

(2) The net amount accruing to the Secretary of State from all fees, charges, interest, fines, penalties and miscellaneous revenues from all sources relating to business registry functions, and moneys received by the Secretary of State under ORS chapters 79 and 194 and ORS 80.100 (Definitions for ORS 80.100 to 80.130) to 80.130 (Place to register as buyer of farm product, commission merchant or selling agent), 87.246 (Recording), 87.767 (Form of notice) and 87.806 (Filing of federal tax liens) to 87.831 (Short title) shall, after deduction of refunds, be paid over to the State Treasurer and deposited at least monthly in the Operating Account.

(3) Moneys deposited to the credit of the Operating Account are continuously appropriated for the expenses of carrying out the functions and duties of the Secretary of State relating to business registry, and the functions and duties of the Secretary of State under ORS chapters 79 and 194 and ORS 80.100 (Definitions for ORS 80.100 to 80.130) to 80.130 (Place to register as buyer of farm product, commission merchant or selling agent), 87.246 (Recording), 87.767 (Form of notice) and 87.806 (Filing of federal tax liens) to 87.831 (Short title).

(4) At the end of each month:

(a) The Secretary of State shall determine for that month the number of business registry filings for which the Secretary of State collected the fee described in ORS 56.140 (Fees); and

(b) An amount equal to $30 for each business registry filing described in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be transferred to the General Fund and shall become available for general governmental expenses.

(5) As of July 1 of each year, any unexpended and unobligated balance in the Operating Account that is in excess of the amount that is necessary to administer the functions and duties of the Secretary of State as described in subsection (3) of this section for two months, as certified by the Secretary of State, shall be transferred to the General Fund and shall become available for general governmental expenses. [1961 c.280 §10; 1963 c.551 §16; 1981 c.633 §1; 1987 c.58 §12; 1987 c.414 §140; 1991 c.132 §1; 1991 c.425 §9; 1993 c.66 §7; 1999 c.652 §4; 2001 c.445 §160; 2003 c.785 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 56—Duties of Secretary of State, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­056.­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.