State Highways and State Highway Fund
Allocation of moneys to certain counties
(1)Not later than July 31 in each calendar year, the sum of $5,500,000 shall be withdrawn from the appropriation specified in ORS 366.762 (Appropriation from highway fund for counties) and the sum of $250,000 shall be withdrawn from moneys available to the Department of Transportation from the State Highway Fund. The sums withdrawn shall be transferred to a separate account to be administered by the Department of Transportation.
(2)Not later than July 31 in each calendar year, the sum of $5,750,000 shall be withdrawn from the separate account described in subsection (1) of this section and distributed to counties as follows:
(a)An amount of $750,000 shall be distributed to the following counties in the following amounts:
(A)Harney County $ 271,909
(B)Malheur County $ 187,947
(C)Morrow County $ 108,073
(D)Gilliam County $ 94,036
(E)Sherman County $ 79,700
(F)Wheeler County $ 8,335
(b)An amount of $5,000,000 shall be distributed proportionally to counties with fewer than 200,000 registered vehicles based on a ratio of road miles maintained by each county to registered vehicles.
(3)Moneys allocated as provided in this section may be used only for maintenance, repair and improvement of existing roads that are:
(a)Not a part of the state highway system;
(b)Within counties with fewer than 200,000 registered vehicles; and
(c)Inadequate for the capacity the roads serve or are in a condition detrimental to safety.
(4)All moneys in the account shall be allotted each year. [Formerly 366.541; 2007 c.911 §14; 2017 c.750 §73; 2018 c.93 §6]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Use and distribution of State Highway Fund, (1975) Vol 37, p 599