(1)Of the moneys deposited into the Parks and Natural Resources Fund created under ORS 541.940 (Parks and Natural Resources Fund) from the Oregon State Lottery, 50 percent shall be deposited into a Parks Subaccount. The State Treasurer may invest and reinvest the moneys in the Parks Subaccount as provided in ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.857) to 293.857 (Separate accounts for each local government). Interest from the moneys deposited in the Parks Subaccount and earnings from investment of the moneys in the subaccount shall be credited to the subaccount.
(2)Moneys deposited from the Oregon State Lottery to the Parks Subaccount may be used only for:
(a)Maintaining, constructing, improving, developing, managing and operating state parks, ocean shores, public beach access areas, historic sites, natural areas and outdoor and recreation areas;
(b)Acquiring real property, or interests in real property, that has significant natural, scenic, cultural, historic or recreational value for the creation or operation of state parks, ocean shores, public beach access areas, outdoor recreation areas and historic sites; and
(c)Providing grants to regional or local government entities to acquire property for public parks, natural areas or outdoor recreation areas or to develop or improve public parks, natural areas or outdoor recreation areas.
(3)All moneys in the Parks Subaccount shall be transferred to the State Parks and Recreation Department Fund and used to carry out the purposes described in subsection (2) of this section by achieving each of the following:
(a)Providing additional public parks, natural areas or outdoor recreation areas to meet the needs of current and future residents of this state.
(b)Protecting natural, cultural, historic and outdoor recreational resources of statewide or regional significance.
(c)Managing public parks, natural areas and outdoor recreation areas to ensure the long-term ecological health of those parks and areas and to provide for the enjoyment of those parks and areas by current and future residents of this state.
(d)Providing diverse and equitable opportunities for residents of this state to experience nature and to participate in outdoor recreational activities in state, regional, local or neighborhood public parks and recreation areas. [2011 c.643 §3]
§§ 390.120 to 390.150
Atty. Gen. Opinions
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