ORS 178.305¹
Oregon 529 Savings Network

(1) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly, in enacting ORS 178.300 (Definitions for ORS 178.300 to 178.360) to 178.360 (Consideration of amounts in accounts for higher education expenses in benefit eligibility determinations), 178.375 (Definitions for ORS 178.375, 178.380 and 178.385) and 178.380 (Establishment of qualified ABLE program), to create a savings program called the Oregon 529 Savings Network.

(2) The Oregon 529 Savings Network shall consist of:

(a) A higher education qualified tuition savings program:

(A) That increases the ability of families and individuals to save for higher education.

(B) In which the earnings on contributions of network participants are exempt from state income taxation.

(C) That utilizes the private sector to administer and invest the contributions to the network under the guidance of the Oregon 529 Savings Board.

(D) In which the contributions and earnings are held by the network in trust for the benefit of designated beneficiaries and account owners for the uses and purposes set forth in ORS 178.300 (Definitions for ORS 178.300 to 178.360) to 178.360 (Consideration of amounts in accounts for higher education expenses in benefit eligibility determinations), and for no other benefit, use or purpose.

(b) A qualified ABLE program established under ORS 178.380 (Establishment of qualified ABLE program), under which individuals with disabilities may establish ABLE accounts to be used for disability-related expenses. [Formerly 348.844]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 178—State Treasurer; Oregon Retirement Savings Plan; Oregon 529 Savings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors178.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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