2017 ORS 98.396¹
Determination of claim
  • payment
  • reimbursement

(1) The Department of State Lands shall consider any claim filed under ORS 98.392 (Claim for unclaimed property reported to Department of State Lands) and may hold a hearing and receive evidence concerning the claim. If a hearing is held, the department shall prepare findings and a decision in writing on each claim filed, stating the substance of any evidence heard by the department and the reasons for the decision. The decision shall be a public record.

(2) If the claim allowed is for property deposited in the Common School Fund Account, the department shall return the property or make payment of the proceeds of the sale of the property to the claimant.

(3) If the claim allowed is for funds deposited in the General Fund, the department shall pay the claim and file a request for reimbursement with the State Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall reimburse the department within five working days from the fund against which the check or order represented in the claim was issued. [1957 c.670 §22; 1983 c.716 §19; 1989 c.183 §3; 1993 c.694 §18]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Necessity of probate if abandoned prop­erty is claimed by heirs, (1972) Vol 35, p 1177

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 98—Lost, Unclaimed or Abandoned Property; Vehicle Towing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors098.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 98, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano098.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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