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Article XI-N, Oregon Constitution

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Article XI-N of the Oregon Constitution is entitled Seismic Rehabilitation of Emergency Services Buildings and consists of five sections.
Note: Article XI-N was designated as “Article XI-L” by S.J.R. 22, 2001, and adopted by the people Nov. 5, 2002.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

State Empowered to Lend Credit for Seismic Rehabilitation of Emergency Services Buildings; Bonds

(1) In the manner provided by law and notwithstanding the limitations contained in section 7, Article XI of this Constitution, the credit of the State of Oregon may be loaned and indebtedness incurred, in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed, at any one time, one-fifth of one percent of the real market value of all property in the state, to provide funds for the planning and implementation of seismic rehabilitation of emergency services buildings, including surveying and conducting engineering evaluations of the need for seismic rehabilitation.

(2) Any indebtedness incurred under this section must be in the form of general obligation bonds of the State of Oregon containing a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal, premium, if any, interest and other amounts payable with respect to the bonds, in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed the amount authorized in subsection (1) of this section. The bonds are the direct obligation of the State of Oregon and must be in a form, run for a period of time, have terms and bear rates of interest as may be provided by statute. The full faith and credit and taxing power of the State of Oregon must be pledged to the payment of the principal, premium, if any, and interest on the general obligation bonds; however, the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to the payment of the bonds issued under this section.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) “Acute inpatient care facility” means a licensed hospital with an organized medical staff, with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds, and with comprehensive medical services, including physician services and continuous nursing services under the supervision of registered nurses, to provide diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment primarily for but not limited to acutely ill patients and accident victims. “Acute inpatient care facility” includes the Oregon Health and Science University.
(b) “Emergency services building” means a public building used for fire protection services, a hospital building that contains an acute inpatient care facility, a police station, a sheriff’s office or a similar facility used by a state, county, district or municipal law enforcement agency.[1]

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Section 2

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Sources of Repayment

The principal, premium, if any, interest and other amounts payable with respect to the general obligation bonds issued under section 1 of this Article must be repaid as determined by the Legislative Assembly from the following sources:

(1) Amounts appropriated for the purpose by the Legislative Assembly from the General Fund, including taxes, other than ad valorem property taxes, levied to pay the bonds;
(2) Amounts allocated for the purpose by the Legislative Assembly from the proceeds of the State Lottery or from the Master Settlement Agreement entered into on November 23, 1998, by the State of Oregon and leading United States tobacco product manufacturers; and
(3) Amounts appropriated or allocated for the purpose by the Legislative Assembly from other sources of revenue.[1]

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Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Refunding Bonds

General obligation bonds issued under section 1 of this Article may be refunded with bonds of like obligation.[1]

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Section 4

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Legislation to Effectuate Article

The Legislative Assembly may enact legislation to carry out the provisions of this Article.[1]

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Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Relationship to Conflicting Provisions of Constitution

This Article supersedes conflicting provisions of this Constitution.[1]

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