2017 ORS 273.413¹
Disposition of unsuitable state lands
  • sale
  • use of proceeds
  • procedures

(1) The Department of State Lands may dispose of isolated sections and fragments of sections of state lands which are not suitable for management according to long-range policies of the State Land Board. The proceeds of such sales shall be applied and are continuously appropriated to the Department of State Lands for the acquisition of lands or other suitable investments as directed by the board in consultation with the Oregon Investment Council.

(2) The proceeds of any sale authorized by subsection (1) of this section shall be deposited in a revolving account in the Common School Fund. The costs of acquisition authorized by subsection (1) of this section shall be charged to the revolving account.

(3) When requested in writing by the Department of State Lands, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall draw a warrant on the Common School Fund in favor of the Department of State Lands for use as a revolving account. The State Treasurer shall hold the revolving account in special account against which the Department of State Lands may draw checks.

(4) The Department of State Lands may use the revolving account for the purposes specified in subsection (1) of this section.

(5) Before disposing of lands described in subsection (1) of this section, the Department of State Lands shall cause owners or lessees of land adjoining the land to be disposed of to be notified of the pending disposition. The notice shall indicate the time and method of sale, the minimum or reserved price, if any, and shall invite the landowners or lessees to participate as a prospective purchaser if the landowner or lessee wishes to do so.

(6) Before purchasing or selling land, the Department of State Lands shall obtain approval of the governing body of the county or counties in which such land is located.

(7) The Department of State Lands shall prepare sales materials, including catalogs of lands available for sale, and may charge a fee for such materials.

(8) This section does not apply to the sale or management of state-owned submerged and submersible lands subject to ORS chapter 274. [1987 c.156 §1; 1995 c.204 §1; 2003 c.253 §18]

Note: 273.413 (Disposition of unsuitable state lands) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 270 by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 273 or any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Law Review Cita­tions

22 EL 797 (1992)

Chapter 273

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Require­ments of competitive bidding on prop­erty valued over $1,000, (1975) Vol 37, p 773; authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 344 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 273—State Lands Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors273.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 273, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano273.­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.