ORS 354.625
Creation of translator district; boundaries of district; annexation


(1)

A translator district may be created as provided by ORS 354.605 (Definitions for ORS 354.605 to 354.715) to 354.715 (Dissolution, liquidation and transfer proceedings) for the construction, maintenance and operation of translator stations and the transmission and reception of television broadcast signals in areas so remote from regular transmission points that adequate television programming is not available to the public. The translator transmitting facilities shall conform to all FCC rules and regulations and shall be prohibited from interfering with all existing reception facilities, including but not limited to off-air antennas, CATV or MATV.

(2)

The boundaries of any district organized under ORS 354.605 (Definitions for ORS 354.605 to 354.715) to 354.715 (Dissolution, liquidation and transfer proceedings) shall be determined pursuant to the provisions of ORS 198.720 (Boundaries).

(3)

Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, if a city is entirely surrounded by a district and the city is either served by a cable television corporation or a cable television corporation has ceased operations in the city, the electors of the city may petition, or the district board may decide, to determine whether the city should be annexed into the district. A petition or decision by the board to annex the city into the district must satisfy the requirements of ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.845 (Costs).

(4)

If the question of annexation is authorized to be submitted to electors under ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.845 (Costs), the question shall be submitted to electors of the city at an election called for that purpose under ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.845 (Costs).

(5)

Following the successful passage of an annexation measure described in subsection (4) of this section, a district need not thereafter again submit the question of annexation to electors of a city within which a cable television corporation again has begun or renewed operations in that city. [1975 c.286 §2(1),(3); 1979 c.108 §9; 2019 c.548 §1]
Note: Section 1a, chapter 548, Oregon Laws 2019, provides:
Sec. 1a. A translator district may not submit a question of annexation described in ORS 354.625 (Creation of translator district) to electors until after December 31, 2020. [2019 c.548 §1a]

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