volunteer firefighter

  • "Volunteer firefighter" means a firefighter whose position normally requires less than 600 hours of service per year. [Formerly 237.003; 1997 c.249 §64; 1997 c.853 §36; 1999 c.317 §24; 1999 c.407 §3; 1999 c.971 §1; 2001 c.295 §9; 2001 c.874 §1; 2001 c.945 §29a; 2001 c.968 §1; 2003 c.14 §112; 2003 c.67 §16; 2003 c.625 §20; 2005 c.152 §5; 2005 c.332 §1]

    Note: Section 3, chapter 332, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

    Sec. 3. The amendments to ORS 238.005 (Definitions) and 238A.005 (Definitions) by sections 1 and 2 of this 2005 Act apply only to members of the Public Employees Retirement System who die on or after the effective date of this 2005 Act [June 29, 2005]. [2005 c.332 §3]

    Note: Section 2, chapter 968, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:

    Sec. 2. The amendments to ORS 238.005 (Definitions) by section 1 of this 2001 Act apply to all service by an adult parole and probation officer that is performed on and after the date that the adult parole and probation officer is classified as a police officer for the purposes of ORS chapter 238 by the county governing body, whether that classification occurs before, on or after the effective date of this 2001 Act [January 1, 2002]. [2001 c.968 §2]

    Note: Section 2, chapter 971, Oregon Laws 1999, provides:

    Sec. 2. (1) The amendments to ORS 238.005 (Definitions) by section 1 of this 1999 Act apply only to persons specified in ORS 238.005 (Definitions) (16)(b) who are employed by the State Forestry Department on the effective date of this 1999 Act [October 23, 1999] or who become employed by the State Forestry Department after the effective date of this 1999 Act.

    (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the amendments to ORS 238.005 (Definitions) by section 1 of this 1999 Act apply only to service rendered to a participating public employer on or after the effective date of this 1999 Act.

    (3) Any employee who is employed by the State Forestry Department in a position described in ORS 238.005 (Definitions) (16)(b) on the effective date of this 1999 Act may acquire creditable service in the Public Employees Retirement System as a firefighter for service performed by the employee in a position described in ORS 238.005 (Definitions) (16)(b) before the effective date of this 1999 Act by paying to the Public Employees Retirement Board an amount determined by the board to represent the full cost to the system of providing credit as a firefighter to the member. The member may acquire credit as a firefighter for all or part of the service in a position described in ORS 238.005 (Definitions) (16)(b) performed before the effective date of this 1999 Act. All amounts required for acquisition of credit as a firefighter under this subsection must be paid at least 90 days before a member's effective date of retirement. The board may by rule allow members to pay amounts required under this subsection in installments in lieu of requiring a single lump sum payment. [1999 c.971 §2]

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    See also firefighter