2017 ORS 543.550¹
Liens prohibited
  • exceptions
  • what may be included by mortgage, trust deed or sale
  • determination of investment in case of sale of part

Liens prohibited; exceptions; what may be included by mortgage, trust deed, or sale; determination of investment in case of sale of part. No lien for labor, services, materials, machinery or equipment shall exist or be acquired or enforced upon any property acquired, constructed or made a part of any project under license issued pursuant to ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality). No property shall be put into or made part of any such project unless owned by the licensee free and clear of all liens and claims whatsoever, except a lien created by the licensee upon the whole property embraced in the project by mortgage or deed of trust, to the end that the entire property embraced in the project be kept and maintained as an indivisible whole. The mortgage or deed of trust may include other property. Any voluntary sale or any sale upon a judgment of foreclosure, execution or otherwise, shall be of the whole property embraced in the project unless the Water Resources Commission, by an order in writing, consents to and approves of a sale of a part of the property. If less than the whole of any property embraced in a project is sold with the consent and approval of the commission, the commission shall determine at the time of the sale the actual net investment in the part sold, as well as the actual net investment in the part remaining unsold. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §161; 2003 c.576 §496]

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.