2017 ORS 261.180¹
Effect of annexation or consolidation on title to property and indebtedness

(1) If a parcel of territory or a city is annexed to an existing people’s utility district, or two or more districts are consolidated, such annexation or consolidation shall not affect or impair the title to any property owned or held by the district or districts, or any property owned or held by the annexed city, or in trust therefor, or any debts, demands, liabilities or obligations existing in favor of or against either the district or city so annexed.

(2) The acceptance of any indebtedness at the election to determine the question of annexation shall not include any indebtedness except such as has been incurred or assumed on account of development or purchase of a utility, including the replacement value of the unreimbursed investment of an investor owned utility in energy efficiency measures and installations within the annexed area. [Amended by 1991 c.358 §3; 2003 c.802 §72]

Chapter 261

Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ peti­tion to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People’s Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.