2017 ORS 293.406¹
Payment by State Treasurer
  • effect of issuance of check or warrant or initiation of electronic funds transfer by state officer

(1) The State Treasurer shall pay on demand all items presented to the State Treasurer for payment if there are appropriate and sufficient funds in the State Treasury, as provided by law, to make the payments. If a law requires that an item be paid from a particular fund, the State Treasurer must make the payment from that fund only.

(2) When a state officer authorizes issuance of, or signs, a check, warrant or electronic funds transfer on behalf of an agency, the officer is certifying that the expenditure of moneys represented by the check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer is authorized by law. For purposes of this subsection, an expenditure is authorized by law if:

(a) There is an appropriation, whether annual, biennial or continuous, of the moneys represented by the check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer;

(b) When applicable, there is an expenditure limitation for the moneys represented by the check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer;

(c) When applicable, there is an allotment from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services under ORS 291.232 (Declaration of policy) to 291.260 (Approving, modifying or disapproving requests and budgets to be submitted to the federal government) for the moneys represented by the check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer; and

(d) The officer or agency has received any other approvals necessary to authorize issuance of the check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer.

(3) The State Treasurer may rely on the certification described in subsection (2) of this section and need not investigate or inquire whether a check, warrant or request for electronic funds transfer is authorized by law before paying the check, warrant or electronic funds transfer.

(4) As used in this section, “state officer” means any person acting on behalf of a 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 §8]

Note: 293.406 (Payment by State Treasurer) 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.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Agency authority to adopt rules for pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

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.