ORS 261.900
Construction


(1)

The rule of strict construction shall have no application to ORS 261.007 (Policy), 261.010 (Definitions), 261.030 (Limit of authority to control existing utilities of electric cooperatives or cities), 261.065 (Application of initiative, referendum and recall laws) to 261.118 (Withdrawal from petition), 261.131 (Period for county clerk to certify petition) to 261.171 (County governing body to call election), 261.190 (Election of first board of directors), 261.200 (Proclamation of district formation or boundary change), 261.220 (Mandamus to compel performance of its duties by county governing body), 261.225 (State agencies and private utilities to provide new district certain information), 261.305 (General powers of district) to 261.325 (Acquisition of water rights), 261.345 (Employment of labor), 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds), 261.371 (Authority to issue and sell revenue bonds), 261.375 (Election to authorize district bond issue), 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings), 261.635 (Procedure exclusive) and this section; but the same shall be liberally construed, in order to carry out the purposes and objects for which ORS 261.007 (Policy), 261.010 (Definitions), 261.030 (Limit of authority to control existing utilities of electric cooperatives or cities), 261.065 (Application of initiative, referendum and recall laws) to 261.118 (Withdrawal from petition), 261.131 (Period for county clerk to certify petition) to 261.171 (County governing body to call election), 261.190 (Election of first board of directors), 261.200 (Proclamation of district formation or boundary change), 261.220 (Mandamus to compel performance of its duties by county governing body), 261.225 (State agencies and private utilities to provide new district certain information), 261.305 (General powers of district) to 261.325 (Acquisition of water rights), 261.345 (Employment of labor), 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds), 261.371 (Authority to issue and sell revenue bonds), 261.375 (Election to authorize district bond issue), 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings), 261.635 (Procedure exclusive) and this section are intended.

(2)

When ORS 261.007 (Policy), 261.010 (Definitions), 261.030 (Limit of authority to control existing utilities of electric cooperatives or cities), 261.065 (Application of initiative, referendum and recall laws) to 261.118 (Withdrawal from petition), 261.131 (Period for county clerk to certify petition) to 261.171 (County governing body to call election), 261.190 (Election of first board of directors), 261.200 (Proclamation of district formation or boundary change), 261.220 (Mandamus to compel performance of its duties by county governing body), 261.225 (State agencies and private utilities to provide new district certain information), 261.305 (General powers of district) to 261.325 (Acquisition of water rights), 261.345 (Employment of labor), 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds), 261.371 (Authority to issue and sell revenue bonds), 261.375 (Election to authorize district bond issue), 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings), 261.635 (Procedure exclusive) and this section come in conflict with any provision, limitation or restriction in any other law, ORS 261.007 (Policy), 261.010 (Definitions), 261.030 (Limit of authority to control existing utilities of electric cooperatives or cities), 261.065 (Application of initiative, referendum and recall laws) to 261.118 (Withdrawal from petition), 261.131 (Period for county clerk to certify petition) to 261.171 (County governing body to call election), 261.190 (Election of first board of directors), 261.200 (Proclamation of district formation or boundary change), 261.220 (Mandamus to compel performance of its duties by county governing body), 261.225 (State agencies and private utilities to provide new district certain information), 261.305 (General powers of district) to 261.325 (Acquisition of water rights), 261.345 (Employment of labor), 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds), 261.371 (Authority to issue and sell revenue bonds), 261.375 (Election to authorize district bond issue), 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings), 261.635 (Procedure exclusive) and this section shall govern and control. [1979 c.558 §29]
Note: 261.900 (Construction) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 261 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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