2015 ORS 294.361¹
Contents of estimate of budget resources

(1) Each municipal corporation shall estimate in detail its budget resources for the ensuing year or ensuing budget period by funds and sources.

(2) Budget resources include but are not limited to:

(a) The balance of cash, cash equivalents and investments (in the case of a municipal corporation on the cash basis) or the net working capital (in the case of a municipal corporation on the accrual or modified accrual basis of accounting) that will remain in each fund on the last day of the current year or current budget period;

(b) Taxes;

(c) Fees;

(d) Licenses;

(e) Fines;

(f) Interest on deposits or on securities of any kind;

(g) Endowments;

(h) Annuities;

(i) Penalties;

(j) Sales of property or other assets or products of any kind;

(k) Delinquent taxes;

(L) Judgments;

(m) Damages;

(n) Rent;

(o) Premiums on sales of bonds;

(p) Reimbursement for services, road or other work performed for others;

(q) Transfer or reverter of unused balances of any kind;

(r) Reimbursement for services provided other funds;

(s) Rebates;

(t) Refunds of moneys heretofore paid on any account;

(u) Apportionment, grant, contribution, payment or allocation from the federal government, state government or any other governmental units;

(v) Taxes for the ensuing year or ensuing budget period;

(w) Interfund revenue transfers; and

(x) Revenues from any and all other sources of whatsoever kind or character.

(3) Budget resources do not include:

(a) The estimate for the ensuing year or ensuing budget period of discounts under ORS 311.505 (Due dates).

(b) The estimate of uncollectible amounts of taxes, fees or charges for the ensuing year or ensuing budget period.

(c) Moneys accumulated under an approved employee deferred compensation plan and interest or investment returns earned on such moneys.

(d) Grants, gifts, bequests or devises transferred to a municipal corporation in trust for specific uses in the year of transfer. However, such grants, gifts, bequests or devises shall be included as budget resources if, by the time the budget committee approves the budget, the amount thereof that will be received in the ensuing year or ensuing budget period can be reasonably estimated. Such grants, gifts, bequests or devises may be placed in a trust and agency fund, to then be appropriated from such fund or funds.

(e) Amounts deducted from taxes pursuant to ORS 294.632 (Commission calculation and report of costs). [1963 c.576 §10; subsection (4) enacted as 1965 c.604 §11; 1969 c.612 §3; 1977 c.102 §3; 1979 c.310 §4; 1997 c.308 §8; 1999 c.632 §4; 1999 c.1051 §268; 2001 c.135 §7; 2005 c.22 §223; 2009 c.477 §5; 2009 c.596 §9]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion prohibits any expenditure without adopted budget being in place, but where condi­tion or occurrence results in resource unknown at time original budget prepared, resource may be supple­mentary budgeted. Gugler v. Baker School Dist. 5-J, 12 OTR 162 (1992)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County use of funds received from federal govern­ment for Oregon and California Railroad Grant Lands, (1977) Vol 38, p 985

Notes of Decisions

Tax court properly invalidated sanitary authority's proposed tax where authority had sufficient federal grant and other funds available to meet pay­ments due on its bonds without tax. Bashaw, Dept. of Rev. v. Bear Creek Valley San. Auth., 287 Or 113, 597 P2d 822 (1979)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Budgeting deferred compensa­tion assets and liabilities, (1976) Vol 37, p 1284; exclusion of municipal financial activities with respect to urban renewal agency projects, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 294—County and Municipal Financial Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors294.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 294, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano294.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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