2017 ORS 543.150¹
Municipal corporations and utility districts
  • applicability of laws
  • powers of commission respecting districts

The provisions of ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610), 543.050 (Powers of Water Resources Commission as to permits, licenses, investigations, reports, forms and examination of records), 543.210 (Preliminary permits), 543.220 (Notice of filing of application), 543.250 (Permit), 543.260 (Licenses) and 543.290 (Filing of maps, plans, estimates and other materials) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality) shall not apply to cities, towns or other municipal corporations of this state, including utility districts organized under section 12, Article XI, Oregon Constitution, and legislation enacted thereunder; saving, however, to such cities, towns and other municipal corporations the rights and preferences specified in ORS 543.260 (Licenses), 543.270 (Preference in granting permit or license) and 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality). The Water Resources Commission shall exercise the powers in relation to utility districts as may be conferred upon the commission by any legislation providing for the creation of such utility districts. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §144; 1991 c.869 §7]

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of these sec­tions and needed only to comply with require­ments of ORS chapter 537. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Chapter 543

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 543—Hydroelectric Projects, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors543.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 543, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano543.­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.