2017 ORS 357.203¹
Assessment against state agencies for operating costs of State Library and State of Oregon Law Library
  • State Library Assessment Account

(1) The State Library and State of Oregon Law Library operating budget for services to state agencies shall be assessed against all state agencies. The State Library assessment shall be apportioned among the agencies as follows:

(a) One-third of the assessment shall be based on the use of the State Library by the agency; and

(b) Two-thirds of the assessment shall be based on the number of full-time equivalent employees budgeted by the agency.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall cause the amount assessed to be transferred from the moneys appropriated to each state agency to the State Library Assessment Account established under subsection (6) of this section.

(3) Subject to the provisions of subsection (5) of this section, the department shall determine and may at any time redetermine which state funds or appropriations shall be assessed a reasonable share of State Library and State of Oregon Law Library operating expenses that support state agencies. In determining or redetermining the funds that shall be so assessed:

(a) A fund consisting of moneys the use of which is restricted by the Oregon Constitution shall be assessed only those governmental service expenses ascertained as being necessarily incurred in connection with the purposes set forth in the Oregon Constitution.

(b) Trust funds shall be assessed only those governmental service expenses ascertained as being necessarily incurred in connection with the purposes for which the trust fund was established.

(c) State agencies shall be assessed only the State Library and State of Oregon Law Library expenditures that support state agencies.

(4) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall cause the amount assessed against state agencies for the operating budget of the State of Oregon Law Library to be transferred to the Judicial Department. Moneys transferred under this subsection are continuously appropriated to the Judicial Department and may be used only for the costs of operating the State of Oregon Law Library.

(5) Unless the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Judicial Department agree to a different methodology and formula, the State of Oregon Law Library assessment shall be apportioned on the basis of the number of full-time equivalent employees budgeted by the agency.

(6) The State Library Assessment Account is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. All moneys received by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and apportioned to the State Library under this section shall be paid into the account and are continuously appropriated to the State Library for the purposes of the State Library. [1993 c.685 §4; 1997 c.801 §102; 2001 c.779 §9; 2005 c.538 §1; 2015 c.328 §22; 2015 c.767 §170]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 357—Libraries; State Archivist; Poet Laureate, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors357.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.