2017 ORS 286A.735¹
Authority of State Treasurer to issue pension liability bonds
  • nature and purpose of bonds
  • refunding bonds

(1) Article XI-O bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-O bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to pay Article XI-O bonds; however, the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-O bonds.

(2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-O bonds:

(a) To finance all or a portion of the state’s pension liabilities for retirement, health care or disability benefits, in an amount that produces net proceeds that do not exceed the State Treasurer’s estimate of those liabilities based on information provided to the State Treasurer by the Public Employees Retirement System, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs. If Article XI-O bonds are issued for a purpose described in this paragraph, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall allocate the bond-related costs of those Article XI-O bonds among affected state agencies based on their payroll costs and shall bill those state agencies for an appropriate share of the bond-related costs on a monthly or other periodic basis. A state agency receiving a bill under this paragraph shall pay the amounts billed from the first moneys legally available to the state agency after paying the costs incurred for obligations under ORS 283.085 (Definitions for ORS 283.085 to 283.092) to 283.092 (Effect of financing agreement on tax status).

(b) To refund Article XI-O bonds. The amount of Article XI-O bonds issued under this paragraph may not exceed the estimated costs of paying, redeeming or defeasing the refunded bonds, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs. If Article XI-O bonds are issued under this paragraph, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall bill a state agency that was responsible for payment of the refunded bonds for an appropriate share of the bond-related costs on a monthly or other periodic basis. A state agency receiving a bill under this paragraph shall pay the amounts billed from the first moneys legally available to the state agency after paying the costs incurred for obligations under ORS 283.085 (Definitions for ORS 283.085 to 283.092) to 283.092 (Effect of financing agreement on tax status).

(3) The net proceeds of Article XI-O bonds issued to finance all or a portion the state’s pension liabilities for retirement, health care or disability benefits must be transferred to the Public Employees Retirement Board for deposit in the Public Employees Retirement Fund established under ORS 238.660 (Fund generally). [Formerly 286.735]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 286A—State Borrowing Public Borrowing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors286A.­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.