2017 ORS 543.650¹
Policy

The Legislative Assembly finds that a significant potential exists for the development of the hydroelectric generation capabilities of water systems serving domestic water supply districts, irrigation districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts and water control districts. The Legislative Assembly also finds that the development of such hydroelectric generation capabilities is desirable for meeting the electrical energy needs of the citizens of the State of Oregon. It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly to provide domestic water supply districts, irrigation districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts and water control districts with the authority and the right to exercise municipal preference in the development of hydroelectric generation capabilities in connection with their water systems. Further, it is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that the development of hydroelectric generation capabilities under ORS 543.650 (Policy) to 543.685 (District board to require weatherization) does not become the primary function of domestic water supply districts, irrigation districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts and water control districts. [1981 c.420 §1]

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.