2017 ORS 261.240¹
Policy
  • construction

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares it to be in the public interest and for a public purpose that districts, cities, electric cooperatives, and electric utility companies participate as authorized in ORS 261.235 (Definitions for ORS 261.235 to 261.255) to 261.255 (Use of district money or property) jointly and with other persons to:

(a) Achieve economies of scale in the generation of electricity;

(b) Meet the future power needs of this state and its inhabitants; and

(c) Participate in transactions useful for the development of an efficient system for the transmission and distribution or marketing of electric power and related goods and commodities.

(2) ORS 261.235 (Definitions for ORS 261.235 to 261.255) to 261.255 (Use of district money or property) shall be construed liberally to effectuate the purposes set out in subsection (1) of this section. [1967 c.603 §9; 1999 c.865 §39]

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)

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.