ORS 285A.627¹
Authority as coordinating entity for port activities
  • approval required for creation of new ports

(1) The Oregon Business Development Commission and the Oregon Business Development Department, through the Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority, shall be the statewide coordinating, planning and research entity for all ports and port authorities in this state to ensure the most orderly, efficient and economical development of the state port system.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after July 1, 1969, no port or port authority may be formed without the prior approval of the Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority.

(3) The authority is the statewide coordinating, planning and research entity for port activities involving international trade and international trade development and industrial, commercial and recreational development. [Formerly 285.815; 2007 c.804 §25; 2009 c.830 §34]

(formerly 777.835, then 285.815)

Notes of Decisions

Construc­tion of facility that would be operated primarily for recrea­tional purposes does not constitute legitimate port purpose. Harrison v. Port of Cascade Locks, 37 Or App 391, 587 P2d 496 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285A—Economic Development I, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 285A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano285A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information