(1) Notwithstanding other provisions to the contrary, including ORS 182.080, if all or only a part of the provisions of this chapter are terminated or become inoperative, in all or in a part of the state, the State Department of Agriculture is authorized to take such steps and procedures as are necessary to immediately wind up and conclude the administration and enforcement of this chapter, all or in part, for the period prior to such termination or inoperative date. If the provisions of this chapter continue to apply and cover a part or parts of the state, the department is authorized to continue to carry out and enforce the provisions of this chapter in such part or parts of the state.
(2) The termination shall not affect or impair any act done, right accrued, acquired or occurring, liability, payment demanded or required under this chapter to be paid, or rules or orders promulgated for the period prior to the termination. The department in carrying out the intent and purpose of this section shall have the authority to determine, collect and disburse any moneys due it, or due other persons who were subject to the law, as authorized or required by this chapter prior to its termination. The department with the written approval of the director and the Attorney General, in order to expedite the winding-up procedures, is authorized to compromise any matter or debt owing to it, or owing by the department to persons subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(3) After the department has carried out its responsibilities and duties as required in this section and has paid the expenses thereof, any unexpended funds under its control or supervision derived under this chapter and not needed thereunder, shall be transferred by the department to the account designated in ORS 621.015 and may be expended by the department thereunder. [1967 c.440 §8; 1971 c.418 §16]Section: Previous 583.518 583.520 583.525 583.530 583.540 583.545 583.560 583.565 583.600 583.610 583.620 583.630 583.990 583.991 583.992 Next
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