2007 ORS 237.410¹
Definitions for ORS 237.420 to 237.515

As used in ORS 237.420 (Agreements to extend federal Social Security coverage to employees of public agencies not covered by ORS 237.414) to 237.515 (Exclusion of contributions from biennial budget), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Public agency" or "political subdivision" means the State of Oregon, any city, county, municipal or public corporation or any political subdivision of the State of Oregon or any instrumentality thereof, or any school district, or any agency created by two or more political subdivisions to provide themselves governmental services, the employees of which constitute a coverage group. For purposes of ORS 237.420 (Agreements to extend federal Social Security coverage to employees of public agencies not covered by ORS 237.414) to 237.515 (Exclusion of contributions from biennial budget), such agency created by two or more political subdivisions is a governmental instrumentality and a legal entity with power to enter into contracts, hold property and sue and be sued.

(2) "Coverage group" has the meaning given that term by the provisions of section 218 of title 2 of the federal Social Security Act, and amendments thereto, and applicable federal regulations adopted pursuant thereto. [Amended by 1953 c.192 §1; 1963 c.608 §15; 1993 c.177 §32; 2001 c.945 §28]

Chapter 237

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employees not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998; applica­tion of 1971 amend­ments to benefits under this chapter to retired teachers, (1972) Vol 35, p 1243; retroactive credit for employees of the Legislative Assembly for benefits of the Public Employes' Retire­ment System, (1973) Vol 36, p 491; eligibility of Teachers' Retire­ment Fund members for increased retire­ment benefits under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 687; implied standards for level of funding which must be maintained to achieve "actuarial soundness," (1977) Vol 38, p 880

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 237—Public Employee Retirement Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­237.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 237, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­237ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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