2017 ORS 307.040¹
Property of the United States
  • certain electricity transmission system property leased to United States

(1) As used in this section, “United States” means the federal government or an agency or instrumentality of the federal government.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 307.050 (Property of the United States held under contract of sale), 307.060 (Property of the United States held under lease or other interest less than fee), 307.070 (Settled or claimed government land) and 307.080 (Mining claims), all property of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, is exempt from taxation to the extent that taxation of the property is forbidden by law.

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.681) to 308.681 (Annual report to legislature on ORS 308.677), for purposes of this section, property the title to which is held by a person other than the United States and that is leased to the United States under a lease or lease-purchase agreement is property of the United States if:

(a) The property is operated or used in furtherance of a statutory responsibility of the United States with respect to a high-voltage electricity transmission system that the United States owns and operates within the Pacific Northwest;

(b) The property is constructed on or affixed to real property interests of the United States; and

(c) Upon expiration of the lease or lease-purchase agreement, the United States has an option to purchase the property for a nominal price, if the debt incurred by the person to acquire the property has been paid. [Amended by 1953 c.698 §7; 2013 c.336 §1]

Chapter 307

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Validity of ad valorem and severance taxa­tion of logs destined for export, (1975) Vol 37, p 427; applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 307—Property Subject to Taxation; Exemptions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors307.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 307, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano307.­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.