2017 ORS 293.169¹
Notification to agency to stop issuing checks or warrants or initiating electronic funds transfers
  • resumption of checks, warrants or electronic funds transfers

(1) The State Treasurer may notify a state agency that it must stop issuing checks or warrants on, or initiating electronic funds transfers from, a specified fund or account if:

(a) The General Fund is exhausted as described in ORS 293.165 (Borrowing to pay warrants against General Fund) (2);

(b) Warrants drawn on the General Fund are being registered under ORS 293.167 (Proceeding when warrants not paid for want of funds);

(c) An appropriation or other authorization to expend moneys has not been approved for the state agency; or

(d) There are no moneys in the fund or account on or from which the state agency proposes to issue checks or warrants or to initiate electronic funds transfers.

(2) A notice issued by the State Treasurer under this section must specify the fund or account on or from which the state agency may no longer issue checks or warrants or initiate electronic funds transfers. When the conditions described in subsection (1) of this section that led to the notice from the State Treasurer are no longer in effect, the State Treasurer shall notify the state agency that it may resume issuance of checks or warrants or initiation of electronic funds transfers.

(3) A state agency that receives a notice from the State Treasurer under subsection (1) of this section must cease issuing checks or warrants drawn on, or initiating electronic funds transfers from, the specified fund or account. If authorized to do so by the State Treasurer, a state agency that ceases issuance of checks or warrants or initiation of electronic funds transfers under this section may pay obligations by warrants that may be registered under ORS 293.167 (Proceeding when warrants not paid for want of funds) if the checks or warrants are drawn on, or the electronic funds transfers are from, moneys in the General Fund.

(4) As used in this section, “state agency” means any board, commission, department, institution, branch or agency the costs of which are paid in whole or in part from funds held in the State Treasury. [2003 c.81 §9]

Note: 293.169 (Notification to agency to stop issuing checks or warrants or initiating electronic funds transfers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 293 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 293

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty or authority of Secretary of State to con­duct performance audits, (1985) Vol. 44, p 381

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 293—Administration of Public Funds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 293, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.