ORS 408.225¹
Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.235

(1) As used in ORS 408.225 (Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.235) to 408.235 (Eligibility for preference):

(a) "Combat zone" means an area designated by the President of the United States by executive order in which, on the dates designated by executive order, the Armed Forces of the United States are or have engaged in combat.

(b) "Disabled veteran" means a person entitled to disability compensation under laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, a person whose discharge or release from active duty was for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or a person who was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.

(c) "Public employer" means the state or any agency or political subdivision of the state and any person authorized to act on behalf of the state or any agency or political subdivision of the state with respect to control, management or supervision of any employee.

(d) "Veteran" means a person who:

(A) Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States:

(i) For a period of more than 178 consecutive days and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions;

(ii) For 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability; or

(iii) For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions; or

(B) Received a combat or campaign ribbon for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.

(2) As used in subsection (1)(d) of this section, "active duty" does not include attendance at a school under military orders, except schooling incident to an active enlistment or a regular tour of duty, or normal military training as a reserve officer or member of an organized reserve or a National Guard unit. [1977 c.854 §1; 1981 c.493 §1; 1989 c.507 §1; 1991 c.67 §98; 1993 c.18 §97; 1995 c.777 §1; 2005 c.99 §1; 2005 c.831 §7; 2007 c.71 §103; 2007 c.525 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Amend­ment of civil service entrance or promo­tional examina­tion scores with respect to preference points after per­son no longer qualifies as "veteran," (1978) Vol 38, p 1848

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors408.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 408, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­408ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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