(1) Excepting receipts from the easements and leases designated in ORS 530.490 (3), all receipts from the Elliott State Forest and the Common School Forest Lands shall be paid into the Common School Fund and are continuously appropriated to the Department of State Lands for the purposes for which other moneys in the Common School Fund may be used and to reimburse the Common School Forest Revolving Fund as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2)(a) The Common School Forest Revolving Fund, in an amount not exceeding $300,000, is established as a fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund, in the State Treasury. Interest earned by the fund shall be credited to the fund. The revolving fund is continuously appropriated to the State Forester for the payment of administrative expenses incurred by the State Forester in the management, control and protection of the Elliott State Forest and the Common School Forest Lands and in processing the sale of forest products and the disposal of privileges under ORS 530.500. The revolving fund shall be reimbursed at least once each month by submission to the Department of State Lands of a claim for payment approved by the State Forester and payment of the claim to the revolving fund out of the Common School Fund, that payment representing a portion of receipts paid into the Common School Fund under subsection (1) of this section.
(b) As used in paragraph (a) of this subsection, “administrative expenses” means a classification of expenses incurred by the State Forester in performing functions referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection as a whole, rather than expenses incurred in performing any specific function that is a part of the whole; and it means expenditures recognized as operating costs of a current or past period, including refund of overpayments in the sale of forest products, and capital expenditures for buildings, furniture, fixtures or equipment.
(3) After the end of each six-month period the State Forester shall submit to the Department of State Lands a statement of capital asset account balances as of the end of that period for buildings, furniture, fixtures and equipment held by the State Forester in performing functions referred to in subsection (2)(a) of this section and in which the Common School Fund has a vested interest, showing the amount of that interest. [1957 c.240 §7; 1967 c.421 §203; 1975 c.614 §19; 1977 c.167 §1; 1989 c.966 §59]Section: Previous 530.450 530.460 530.470 530.480 530.490 530.500 530.510 530.520 530.600 530.602 530.604 530.606 530.608 530.610 530.612 Next
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