The Department of Transportation Operating Fund is established in the State Treasury separate and distinct from the General Fund and separate and distinct from the State Highway Fund. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3)(e) of this section, moneys in the Department of Transportation Operating Fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Transportation to pay expenses of the department that are incurred in the performance of functions the department is statutorily required or authorized to perform and that may not constitutionally be paid from revenues described in section 3a, Article IX of the Oregon Constitution.
The operating fund shall consist of the following:
Moneys collected under ORS 807.410 (Fees) from fees for identification cards shall be used first to pay the expenses of the department for performing the functions of the department relating to identification cards. After paying the expenses related to identification cards, the department shall transfer the remaining moneys collected under ORS 807.410 (Fees) to the Elderly and Disabled Special Transportation Fund established in ORS 391.800 (Elderly and Disabled Special Transportation Fund).
Moneys from the permits described in subsection (2)(g) of this section may be used for costs of issuing the permits and monitoring the activities that generate the fees.
Moneys from interest and other earnings on moneys in the operating fund may be used for any purpose for which other moneys in the fund may be used. [2001 c.820 §§1,2; 2003 c.601 §1; 2003 c.655 §62; 2005 c.654 §§22,23; 2011 c.630 §34; 2013 c.372 §4]Note: The amendments to 184.642 (Department of Transportation Operating Fund) by section 9, chapter 15, Oregon Laws 2020 (first special session), become operative July 1, 2023. See section 19, chapter 15, Oregon Laws 2020 (first special session). The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2023, is set forth for the user’s convenience.