2017 ORS 295.205¹
Accounts in financial institutions outside Oregon
  • conditions
  • rules

(1) Notwithstanding any other law:

(a) The State Treasurer may establish demand deposit accounts in financial institutions outside this state for the purpose of accepting deposits of funds related to state investments in the geographical areas that the financial institutions serve.

(b) Moneys that a financial institution or other entity receives or collects under an agreement to provide loan servicing for a state agency, political subdivision or public corporation may be deposited in accounts in financial institutions outside this state for the purpose of:

(A) Accepting payments of loan principal and interest;

(B) Accepting and holding escrow funds;

(C) Accepting and holding funds required to be held in reserve with or on behalf of the state agency, political subdivision or public corporation; or

(D) Collecting and holding other moneys the financial institution must collect and hold for loan servicing under the agreement before remitting the moneys to the state agency, political subdivision or public corporation or a third party.

(c) Moneys a trustee or escrow agent holds pursuant to a bond indenture, certificate of participation indenture or escrow agreement with a state agency, political subdivision or public corporation in this state that are public funds, as defined in ORS 295.001 (Definitions for ORS 295.001 to 295.108), may be deposited in accounts in financial institutions outside this state.

(2) The State Treasurer shall establish the demand deposit accounts described in subsection (1)(a) of this section in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter) to 183.410 (Agency determination of applicability of rule or statute to petitioner) that ensure that reasonable and prudent measures are taken to protect state investment funds from loss.

(3) When accounts are established for a state agency, political subdivision or public corporation under subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section, the state agency, political subdivision or public corporation in the agreement to provide loan servicing or the bond indenture, certificate of participation indenture or escrow agreement shall ensure that reasonable and prudent measures are taken to protect the moneys in the accounts from loss.

(4) As used in this section, the terms “financial institution outside this state” and “public official” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 295.001 (Definitions for ORS 295.001 to 295.108). [1993 c.69 §1; 1995 c.259 §5; 1997 c.171 §15; 2007 c.871 §24; 2010 c.101 §26]

Chapter 295

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Invest­ment of funds by school district, (1974) Vol 36, p 827

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 295—Depositories of Public Funds and Securities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors295.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 295, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano295.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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