2017 ORS 287A.145¹
Misspent proceeds of general obligation bonds

(1) If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the proceeds of an issue of general obligation bonds have been used by a public body for expenditures that are not capital costs permitted by Article XI, section 11L, of the Oregon Constitution, or that are not costs of capital construction or capital improvements permitted by Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution, the court may order the public body to:

(a) Replace the misspent proceeds with interest, on a reasonable schedule determined by the court, from moneys other than the tax revenues that the public body levies to pay the debt service; and

(b) Use the replaced moneys, as appropriate, for capital costs, for the costs of capital construction or capital improvements or to pay the debt service.

(2) If the public body fails to comply with an order to replace the misspent proceeds or acknowledges that the public body is unable to replace the misspent proceeds, the court may determine that a portion of the future levies to pay the debt service is subject to the limits of Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution, by calculating the amount of the tax revenues that are necessary to pay the principal and interest on the bonds that is allocable to the misspent proceeds.

(3) An action may not be filed or maintained against a public body because of an alleged expenditure of the bond proceeds of general obligation bonds for purposes other than capital costs, capital construction or capital improvements, if the misspent moneys are less than $5,000. [2007 c.783 §66; 2013 c.491 §5]

Note: Section 1, chapter 684, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 1. (1) A change in the use of facilities that were constructed, in whole or in part, with net proceeds of general obligation bonds of a county does not cause the expenditure of the net proceeds to be an improper expenditure of bond proceeds for which a court may issue an order described in ORS 287A.145 (Misspent proceeds of general obligation bonds) if:

(a) The general obligation bonds were approved at an election conducted on May 21, 1996; and

(b) The bond proceeds were spent for purposes allowed by the ballot measure authorizing the bonds and by Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution.

(2) The change in the use of facilities described in subsection (1) of this section does not affect any authority the county may have to impose taxes outside the limitations imposed by Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution, for the original bonds or bonds issued to refund the original bonds.

(3) The county shall use any revenue from the change in the use of facilities to reduce the taxes imposed to pay bond-related costs. [2013 c.684 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 287A—Local Government Borrowing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors287A.­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.