(1) Notwithstanding ORS 291.238 (Expenditures without allotment prohibited) or any other law, a revolving account in the sum of $750,000 deposited with the State Treasurer shall be at the disposal of the forester for the payment of:
(a) Lawful expenses incurred under the direction of the forester and the State Board of Forestry in the prevention or suppression of fire and the protection of forestlands; and
(b) Miscellaneous bills and extraordinary items which are payable in cash immediately upon presentation.
(2) The forester may draw checks upon the State Treasurer in making disbursements from the revolving account for the purposes stated in this section. Reimbursement of such disbursements shall be made from funds and accounts budgeted and allotted for expenses of the State Forestry Department. The revolving account is not subject to allotment or allocation of moneys pursuant to ORS 291.234 (Department to make allotments to state officers and agencies of appropriations and funds) to 291.260 (Approving, modifying or disapproving requests and budgets to be submitted to the federal government). [1953 c.327 §1; 1965 c.253 §18; 1969 c.249 §1; 1987 c.155 §1; 1997 c.467 §1]