2017 ORS 496.283¹
Use of certain moneys
  • limitations on expenditures

This section is amended
Effective September 29, 2019
Relating to fish resource programs; amending ORS 496.283, 496.286 and 496.289 and sections 4, 6 and 8, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989; and prescribing an effective date.

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 506.306 (Collecting moneys under commercial fishing laws), all moneys received by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to sections 4, 6 and 8, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, shall be deposited in a separate subaccount in the State Wildlife Fund. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, moneys in the subaccount may be expended only for the department’s fish restoration and enhancement programs for the benefit of the fish resources of this state.

(2) Fees collected from salmon ranching permits authorized under ORS 508.700 (Permits for salmon hatcheries) to 508.745 (Disposition of moneys received under ORS 508.700 to 508.745) will not be commingled with public fishery funds collected and deposited in the subaccount referred to in this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, these funds will be used to monitor the effect and impact of private salmon ranching on the fishery resources of Oregon.

(3) The department shall not divert present budgeted funds to other projects as funds pursuant to sections 4, 6 and 8, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, become available and shall not embark on new programs not vital to the restoration of Oregon fisheries as required by Oregon Revised Statutes and administrative rules. The department shall not assess its personnel costs in the administration of chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, against the subaccount referred to in this section without the prior approval of the Restoration and Enhancement Board. [1989 c.512 §10; 1991 c.184 §4; 2015 c.779 §42]

Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agree­ment between federal and state govern­ments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 496—Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors496.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 496, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano496.­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.