2017 ORS 261.235¹
Definitions for ORS 261.235 to 261.255

As used in ORS 261.235 (Definitions for ORS 261.235 to 261.255) to 261.255 (Use of district money or property), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “City” means a city organized under the law of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon or Washington and owning and operating an electric light and power system.

(2) “Common facilities” means any property used for the generation, transmission, distribution or marketing of electricity and related goods and services that are owned or operated jointly by a people’s utility district organized under this chapter and at least one other city, district, electric cooperative or person.

(3) “District” means a people’s utility district organized under this chapter or a similar public utility district organized under the law of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada or Washington.

(4) “Electric cooperative” means a cooperative corporation organized under the law of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon or Washington and owning and operating an electric distribution system. [1967 c.603 §8; 1979 c.151 §3; 1999 c.865 §38; 2007 c.301 §33; 2007 c.895 §4a]

Notes of Decisions

If cities and PUDs otherwise had authority to enter Participants’ Agree­ment with WPPSS, enact­ment of Thermal Power Facilities Act did not supersede or restrict that authority, except for policy against financing an­oth­er participant’s share. DeFazio v. WPPSS, 296 Or 550, 679 P2d 1316 (1984)

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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.