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Chapter 272 Federal Lands


272.010 Power of United States to acquire title for public improvements by eminent domain. Whenever it is necessary for the United States to acquire title to real property belonging to an individual or corporation, for the purpose of constructing a public improvement authorized by Act of Congress, and such property cannot be purchased from the owner for that purpose, an authorized agent of the United States may enter upon, examine and select a quantity of land sufficient for public improvements, and proceed in the mode prescribed in ORS chapter 35 to have such property appropriated and the compensation therefor determined and paid. [Amended by 1967 c.421 180]

272.015 Service of process. All civil or criminal process issued under the authority of this state may be executed by the proper officers of this state upon any person amenable to the process within the limits of lands acquired by the United States under ORS 272.020, 272.030, 272.033 and 272.036 in like manner and to the same effect as if those sections had not been enacted. [1967 c.421 181]

272.020 Conveyance of site to United States for aid to navigation. Whenever the United States desires to acquire title to land belonging to this state, and covered by the navigable waters of the United States, for the site of an aid to navigation, and application is made by a duly authorized agent of the United States, describing the site required for such purposes, the Governor may convey the title to the United States and cede to the United States jurisdiction over the site, subject to ORS 272.015. However, no single tract shall contain more than 10 acres.

[Amended by 1967 c.421 182]

272.030 Acquisition of land for federal buildings. Consent is given to the United States to acquire lands for the purpose of erecting thereon any needful public buildings, under authority of any Act of Congress. The United States may enter upon and occupy such lands which may be purchased or otherwise acquired, and shall have the right of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands, subject to ORS 272.015. [Amended by 1967 c.421 183]

272.033 Fort Stevens. Exclusive jurisdiction is ceded to the United States over the military reservation of Fort Stevens, situated on Point Adams, in Clatsop County of this state, subject to ORS 272.015. [Formerly 272.080]

272.036 Oregon City canal. Consent is given to the United States to acquire the premises and property described in the preamble of chapter 77, Oregon Laws 1913 (Oregon City canal area). The United States may enter upon and use and occupy such lands and premises and shall have the right of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands and premises, subject to ORS 272.015.

[Formerly 272.090]

272.040 Acquisition of land for national forests; retention of jurisdiction for certain purposes. (1) Subject to ORS 272.050, consent is given to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, gift or condemnation with adequate compensation, of such lands as in the opinion of the United States may be needed for the establishment, consolidation and extension of national forests in this state under the provisions of the Act of March 1, 1911 (36 Stat. 961), as amended.

(2) The State of Oregon retains a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over lands so acquired:

(a) So that civil processes in all cases, and such criminal processes as may issue under the authority of this state against any person charged with the commission of any crime without or within such jurisdiction, may be executed thereon in like manner as if this consent had not been granted.

(b) To tax persons and corporations and their property and transactions on such lands so acquired.

(c) For the purpose specified in ORS 376.505 to 376.540, subject, however, to such modification as to the detailed location of any right of way as may be necessary to protect the interests of the United States. [Amended by 1967 c.421 186]

272.050 County governing body to approve acquisition for national forest. Acquisition authorized under ORS 272.040 shall be contingent on the consent of the governing body of the county wherein such tract or any portion thereof is situated and such consent must be given by an order duly made and entered in the records of such governing body and a certified copy thereof transmitted to the State Forester. [Amended by 1965 c.253 137; 1989 c.367 1]

272.060 Federal migratory bird refuges. (1) For the purpose of more effectively cooperating with the United States in the acquisition, development and maintenance of refuges for migratory wild fowl as provided in the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222, 16 U.S.C. 715 to 715r), as amended, permission is granted to the United States to acquire by purchase, gift or lease, lands and waters which the Secretary of the Interior of the United States may deem necessary and suitable for the purposes provided in such Act.

(2) Jurisdiction of the State of Oregon, both civil and criminal, over persons upon areas acquired under this section shall not be affected or changed by reason of their acquisition and administration by the United States as migratory bird reservations, except so far as the punishment of offenses against the United States is concerned.

(3) Nothing in this section is intended to interfere with the operation of the laws of the State of Oregon applying to migratory game birds insofar as they do not permit what is forbidden by federal law. [Amended by 1967 c.421 187]

272.070 Crater Lake National Park. Exclusive jurisdiction is ceded to the United States over all the territory now or hereafter included in that tract of land set aside by the Act of May 22, 1902 (32 Stat. 202, 16 U.S.C. 121 to 123), as amended, for the purposes of Crater Lake National Park. However, the State of Oregon retains the right to:

(1) Serve civil or criminal process within the limits of the park in any suits or prosecution for or on account of rights acquired, obligations incurred or crimes committed in the state but outside of the park.

(2) Tax persons and corporations, their franchises and property on lands included in the park.

[Amended by 1967 c.421 188]

272.075 Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. Jurisdiction over the tract of land included within the limits of the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution, an area of approximately 189 acres located in the City of Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon, is hereby ceded to the United States. However, the State of Oregon reserves concurrent jurisdiction to enforce the criminal and civil laws of the State of Oregon or its political subdivisions within the correctional institution. The State of Oregon also reserves the right to serve civil or criminal process within the correctional institution in suits or prosecutions for or on account of rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed in the State of Oregon. [1989 c.781 1]

272.080 [Amended by 1967 c.421 184; renumbered 272.033]

272.085 Five Percent United States Land Sales Fund; use of moneys. (1) All funds received from the United States Government by the State of Oregon as five percent of the net proceeds of sales of public lands and materials on those lands located within the State of Oregon, shall upon receipt by the State Treasurer be credited to a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Five Percent United States Land Sales Fund. This special fund, notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 291.238, is continuously appropriated including interest earned to this special fund except for an amount of 60 cents per county that shall be deducted as a distribution charge. The distribution charge is in addition to the transaction charge approved for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services during the budgetary process. The department shall cause the net amount to be distributed to the counties of the state on the basis of the average square mile area of each county.

(2) The moneys distributed to the counties under subsection (1) of this section shall be used for the benefit of the public roads and bridges of the recipient county.

(3) The amount of the distribution charges is continuously appropriated to and shall be used to meet expenses incurred by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services in administering this section. [1981 c.787 3; 1985 c.787 1]

272.090 [Amended by 1967 c.421 185; renumbered 272.036]