2015 ORS 576.413¹
Adoption of calendar year as fiscal year

(1) A commodity commission may adopt a rule allowing the commission to operate using a fiscal year that begins January 1 and ends December 31 each year. A commission shall consult with the Director of Agriculture and the Department of Justice prior to adopting a rule described in this section. A rule described in this section may not take effect unless:

(a) The commission obtains any necessary approvals from taxing authorities to use a fiscal year that begins January 1 and ends December 31 when reporting information;

(b) The commission submits a recommendation regarding any plans and projects for the transition period of July 1 to December 31 to the director for review and approval as described in ORS 576.066 (Department oversight of commodity commissions); and

(c) Notwithstanding the annual basis requirement in ORS 576.416 (Preparation of commission budget) (1), the commission prepares, submits for public comment, adopts and receives approval for a budget for the transition period as provided under ORS 576.416 (Preparation of commission budget) (2) to (7).

(2) A recommendation submitted under ORS 576.066 (Department oversight of commodity commissions) regarding plans and projects for the transition period must be separately stated and presented for separate review and approval from any recommendation submitted under ORS 576.066 (Department oversight of commodity commissions) regarding plans and projects for the subsequent fiscal year.

(3) A budget prepared for a transition period must be submitted for public comment, adopted and approved separately from the budget prepared for the subsequent fiscal year. ORS 576.416 (Preparation of commission budget) and this subsection do not prohibit a commission from submitting a transition period budget and fiscal year budget for separate public comment or adoption at the same public meeting.

(4) This section does not authorize the use of a fiscal year that begins January 1 and ends December 31 by any entity that:

(a) Receives funding from the State Treasury; or

(b) Is subject to budget review or modification by the Legislative Assembly. [2013 c.12 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 576—Agricultural Marketing Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors576.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.