2017 ORS 238.485¹
Fund established

(1) Pursuant to section 415(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, there is established a Public Employee Benefit Equalization Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund and from the Public Employees Retirement Fund. The Public Employee Benefit Equalization Fund is declared to be a trust fund. Interest earned on the fund, if any, shall inure to the benefit of the fund. The Public Employees Retirement Board shall administer the fund and shall act as trustee for the fund.

(2) The assets of the Public Employee Benefit Equalization Fund that are attributable to the contributions of a participating public employer pursuant to ORS 238.488 (Payment of benefits) remain available to the general creditors of the employer in the event of the employer’s insolvency until those assets are distributed to members of the Public Employees Retirement System, distributed to the beneficiaries of those members or used to pay the administrative expenses of the fund. Before distribution, members of the Public Employees Retirement System and beneficiaries of those members have no right to or interest in any asset of the fund.

(3) All moneys paid into the fund shall be deposited with the State Treasurer, who is custodian of the fund. The board may draw warrants and issue checks on the fund in the same manner that it draws warrants and issues checks on the Public Employees Retirement Fund.

(4) Any warrant, check or order issued by the board for payment from the fund that is canceled, declared void, abandoned or otherwise made unpayable pursuant to law because it is outstanding and unpaid for a period of more than two years, may be reissued by the board without bond if the payee is located after such warrant, check or order is canceled, declared void, abandoned or otherwise made unpayable pursuant to law. [1997 c.201 §2; 2005 c.808 §8]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 238—Public Employees Retirement System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors238.­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.
 
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