2017 ORS 261.605¹
Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings

(1) The board of directors of a people’s utility district may by petition commence proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the district, or the greater portion thereof, is located, for the purpose of having a judicial examination and judgment of the court as to regularity and legality of proceedings in connection with creation of the district, including:

(a) Any action or proceeding of the county governing body proclaiming the creation of the district, or declaring the result of any general or special election therein.

(b) The proceedings of the board and district providing for and authorizing issue and sale of bonds of the district, whether such bonds or any of them have or have not been sold or disposed of.

(c) Any order of the board levying a tax.

(d) The legality of the authorization of any contract with the United States and the validity of such contract, whether or not it has been executed.

(2) All proceedings of the district may be judicially examined and determined in one special proceeding, or any part thereof may be separately examined and determined by the court. [Amended by 1979 c.558 §27]

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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.