Distribution of funds received under the Taylor Grazing Act
- • Taylor Grazing Fund
(1) Except for a distribution charge that shall be deducted to meet expenses incurred by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services in administering this section, all funds received from the United States Government as a distributive share of the amounts collected by the United States Government under the provisions of the Act of Congress of June 28, 1934, public document No. 482, known as the Taylor Grazing Act, and any Act amendatory thereof shall, upon receipt by the State Treasurer be credited to a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Taylor Grazing Fund and shall be distributed to the several counties in which such public lands are located. The distribution charge shall be 60 cents per county and is in addition to the transaction charge approved for the department during the budgetary process. The amount of the distribution charges is continuously appropriated to the department to meet expenses incurred in administering this section. The department shall ascertain from the proper United States officers, having the records of receipts from grazing permits and leased public lands, the amount of receipts from such sources in this state for each year for which money is received by the state. A separate account shall be kept of the sum received from each grazing district and lease of public lands, which sum shall be segregated by the department and paid to the county in which the grazing district or leased public land is located, based on the number of animal unit months contained in the grazing district or leased public land within the county from which the moneys are collected. However, where the grazing district or leased public land is located in more than one county, each shall receive such proportional amount of the sum as the animal unit months of such grazing district or leased public land included within the boundary of such county shall bear to the total animal unit months of such grazing district or lease.
(2) As used in this section, “animal unit months” means the amount of forage required to sustain a bovine animal for one month. [Formerly 606.220 and then 291.540; 1981 c.296 §1; 1985 c.787 §6]
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