2015 ORS 291.238¹
Expenditures without allotment prohibited
  • expenditures from dedicated, revolving and trust funds

(1) Except as expressly authorized in this section or ORS 291.236 (Application of allotment system), no person shall incur, or order or vote to incur, any obligation against the state in excess of, or make or order or vote to make any expenditure not authorized by, an allotment. Any such obligation so incurred shall not be binding against the state, but where the obligation violates this section only for having been made in excess of an allotment, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services may authorize payment thereof from unallotted funds.

(2) Excepting as to administrative expenditures from dedicated, revolving and trust funds and to revolving funds established to provide services rendered by any state agency to other state agencies or to any body politic of the State of Oregon, expenditures from dedicated funds, revolving funds and trust funds may be made by any state agency without appropriation or allotment.

(3) No person shall make or order or vote to make any expenditure from or chargeable to a revolving fund or trust fund in excess of the amount standing to the credit of such fund or for any purpose for which such fund may not lawfully be expended.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Incurring and pay­ment of expenses in excess of expenditure limita­tion, (1974) Vol 36, p 845; Oregon Depart­ment of Administrative Services allot­ments to state agencies for pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Oregon Depart­ment of Administrative Services allot­ments to state agencies for pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 291—State Financial Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors291.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 291, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano291.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.