2017 ORS 181A.620¹
Reimbursement of qualifying expenses

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Basic training” means the training course and field training approved by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training and required by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for certification as a corrections officer or police officer.

(b) “Corrections officer” has the meaning given that term in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(c) “Law enforcement unit” has the meaning given that term in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(d) “Police officer” has the meaning given that term in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(e) “Qualifying expenses” means the actual amount of salary and benefits paid by a law enforcement unit to a corrections officer or police officer while that corrections officer or police officer was:

(A) Engaged in basic training;

(B) Completing up to six weeks of corrections officer field training; or

(C) Completing up to 16 weeks of police officer field training.

(2) Subject to an employment agreement between an original employing law enforcement unit and a corrections officer or police officer or to an applicable collective bargaining agreement, when a corrections officer or police officer employed by a law enforcement unit who has completed any portion of basic training voluntarily leaves employment with that original employing law enforcement unit and is subsequently employed by a different law enforcement unit in a position that requires the same training as required for the position with the original employing law enforcement unit, the subsequent employing law enforcement unit shall, upon a request made pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, reimburse the original employing law enforcement unit for qualifying expenses incurred by the original employing law enforcement unit in accordance with the reimbursement schedule adopted under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The required reimbursement rate shall be:

(a) 100 percent of qualifying expenses if the corrections officer or police officer is employed by the subsequent employing law enforcement unit within 12 months from the date the corrections officer or police officer began employment with the original employing law enforcement unit.

(b) 66 percent of qualifying expenses if the corrections officer or police officer is employed by the subsequent employing law enforcement unit more than 12 months but less than 24 months from the date the corrections officer or police officer began employment with the original employing law enforcement unit.

(c) 33 percent of qualifying expenses if the corrections officer or police officer is employed by the subsequent employing law enforcement unit more than 24 months but less than 36 months from the date the corrections officer or police officer began employment with the original employing law enforcement unit.

(d) Waived if the corrections officer or police officer is employed by the subsequent employing law enforcement unit more than 36 months from the date the corrections officer or police officer began employment with the original employing law enforcement unit.

(4) A request for reimbursement must be:

(a) In writing; and

(b) Made by the original employing law enforcement unit to the subsequent employing law enforcement unit within six months of the date on which the corrections officer or police officer was hired by the subsequent employing law enforcement unit.

(5) When making employment decisions, a law enforcement unit may not take into consideration the possibility that the reimbursement of qualifying expenses specified in subsection (2) of this section will be required if a particular applicant is employed. [Formerly 181.695; 2017 c.29 §1]

Note: 181A.620 (Reimbursement of qualifying expenses) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 181A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181A—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors181A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.