Tobacco Settlement Funds Account
(1)The Tobacco Settlement Funds Account is established as an account in the General Fund. Except as provided in section 2, chapter 11, Oregon Laws 2003, the account shall consist of all moneys paid to this state under the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998.
(2)Before July 1 of each odd-numbered year, the Department of Justice shall submit for approval to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services the estimated costs that will be incurred by the Department of Justice in the subsequent biennium in enforcing the provisions of ORS 180.400 (Legislative findings) to 180.455 (Revocation or suspension of distributor license), 323.106 (Certification of intent to comply with reporting, recordkeeping and directory participation requirements) and 323.806 (Required actions by manufacturers). On July 1 of each odd-numbered year, a sum equal to the amount approved by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall be transferred from the Tobacco Settlement Funds Account to the Tobacco Enforcement Fund established under ORS 180.205 (Tobacco Enforcement Fund). If the Department of Justice determines during a biennium that it needs funds for purposes described in this subsection in addition to the amount approved by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Department of Justice may request transfer of additional moneys from the Tobacco Settlement Funds Account and the additional amount approved by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall be transferred to the Tobacco Enforcement Fund.
(3)Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all moneys in the Tobacco Settlement Funds Account are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to be expended as directed by the Legislative Assembly.
(4)All moneys in the Tobacco Settlement Funds Account shall be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.857) to 293.790 (Holding, investing and disposing of corporate stock). [2001 c.977 §§1,2,3; 2002 s.s.5 c.2 §17; 2003 c.11 §8; 2003 c.801 §24; 2007 c.853 §1]
Section 293.537 — Tobacco Settlement Funds Account; sources; uses; investment,