2017 ORS 285B.092¹
Oregon Business Development Fund
  • uses
  • transfer of unobligated funds

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2019
Relating to a small business expansion loan fund; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 285B.092.

(1) There is created within the State Treasury a revolving fund known as the Oregon Business Development Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in this fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Business Development Commission for the following purposes:

(a) Administrative expenses of the commission in marketing public business finance, processing applications, investigating proposed business development projects and servicing outstanding loans. In any one year, administrative expenses charged under this paragraph may not be greater than the total revenues received in that year from fees provided for in subsection (2)(a) of this section, plus four percent of the total asset value of the fund.

(b) Payment of loans to applicants under ORS 285B.050 (Definitions for ORS 285B.050 to 285B.098) to 285B.098 (Status of loan to county or municipality).

(c) Actions the commission deems necessary to obtain repayment of outstanding loans.

(d) Purchase or buyout of superior or prior liens or mortgages on or a security interest in any business development project financed in part by a loan from the fund, when the commission determines:

(A) A loan from the fund is in default and is in liquidation or at risk of being forced into liquidation by another creditor to the project; and

(B) The action is necessary to maintain or enhance the value of the commission’s collateral in the project.

(2) The fund created by subsection (1) of this section shall consist of:

(a) Fees as determined by the commission.

(b) Repayment of moneys loaned to counties, municipalities or persons from the fund, including interest on those moneys or including other receipts.

(c) Payment of such moneys as may be appropriated to the fund by the Legislative Assembly.

(d) Moneys obtained from any interest accrued from funds.

(e) Moneys from any grant made to the fund by any federal agency.

(3) All repayments, interest and other receipts from outstanding indebtedness or any other source shall be retained and accumulated in the fund and shall be used for the purposes of the fund.

(4) Notwithstanding any other law, if at any time there are insufficient funds in established business finance programs, the commission may direct the transfer of unobligated funds from the fund. [Formerly 285.443; 1999 c.247 §3; 1999 c.509 §28; 2003 c.167 §5; 2007 c.804 §47; 2009 c.830 §60]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285B—Economic Development Ii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.