Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws

ORS 496.283
Use of certain moneys

  • limitations on expenditures


(1)

Notwithstanding ORS 506.306 (Collecting moneys under commercial fishing laws), all moneys received by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to ORS 497.126 (Use of certain moneys from angling licenses), 508.288 (Commercial fishing permit surcharges) and 508.506 (Additional payments on certain fish species) shall be deposited in a separate subaccount in the State Wildlife Fund. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, moneys in the subaccount may be expended only for State Department of Fish and Wildlife fish restoration and enhancement programs for the benefit of the fish resources of this state.

(2)

Fees collected from salmon ranching permits authorized under ORS 508.700 (Permits for salmon hatcheries) to 508.745 (Disposition of moneys received under ORS 508.700 to 508.745) may not be commingled with public fishery funds collected and deposited in the subaccount referred to in this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall use moneys from salmon ranching permits authorized under ORS 508.700 (Permits for salmon hatcheries) to 508.745 (Disposition of moneys received under ORS 508.700 to 508.745) to monitor the effect and impact of private salmon ranching on the fishery resources of Oregon.

(3)

The department:

(a)

May not divert budgeted funds to other projects as funds pursuant to ORS 497.126 (Use of certain moneys from angling licenses), 508.288 (Commercial fishing permit surcharges) and 508.506 (Additional payments on certain fish species) become available.

(b)

May use the subaccount moneys only for programs vital to the restoration of Oregon fisheries as required by Oregon Revised Statutes and administrative rules.

(c)

May not assess department personnel costs in the administration of activities benefiting fish restoration and enhancement programs against the subaccount referred to in this section without the prior approval of the Restoration and Enhancement Board. [1989 c.512 §10; 1991 c.184 §4; 2015 c.779 §42; 2019 c.458 §1]
Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agreement between federal and state governments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900


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