2015 ORS 262.035¹
Power of agency to require financial contributions from members restricted
  • members contracting with agency for services

(1) A joint operating agency shall not have the right or power to levy taxes or to assess its members for financial contributions. Each member city and district shall have the power to contribute or advance to the joint operating agency, solely out of surplus funds derived from utility operations, such sums as may be duly authorized by the utility board of the city, if there is one and, if there is no utility board, by the legislative body of the city or the district.

(2) No member of a joint operating agency shall be required to obligate all or any portion of its revenues to a joint operating agency solely because of its membership.

(3) A member may, whenever authorized by its utility board if there is one and, if there is no utility board, by its legislative body, enter into contracts with the joint operating agency to purchase capacity, energy or services and, as a part of such contracts, may agree to pay to the joint operating agency such consideration and to provide such security as it may determine advisable. [1973 c.722 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 262—JOINT OPERATING AGENCIES FOR ELECTRIC POWER, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors262.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.