2015 ORS 243.129¹
Participation in benefit plan by local government

(1) The governing body of a local government may elect to participate in a benefit plan offered by the Public Employees’ Benefit Board.

(2) The decision of the governing body of a local government to participate in a benefit plan offered by the board is in the discretion of the governing body of the local government and is a permissive subject of collective bargaining.

(3) If the governing body of a local government elects to offer a benefit plan through the board, the governing body may elect one time only to provide alternative group health and welfare insurance benefit plans to eligible employees if:

(a) The alternative benefit plan is offered through the health insurance exchange under ORS 741.310 (Requirements for purchase of insurance through exchange and for participation of insurers in exchange) (1)(b); and

(b) The participation of the local government is not precluded under federal law on or after January 1, 2017. [2013 c.731 §14]

Note: 243.129 (Participation in benefit plan by local government) was added to and made a part of 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions) by legislative action but was not added to any other series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Proxy voting at board meeting, (1974) Vol 36, p 1064; authority of po­lit­i­cal subdivision participating in Public Employes' Retire­ment System to obtain fringe benefit plans for employes, (1975) Vol 37, p 714

Chapter 243

Notes of Decisions

Effect of Public Employe Rela­tions Act is to modify authority of Personnel Division so that, while division retains responsibility for es­tab­lishing general job salary grades and classifica­tions, specific salary within each range which is paid to employe in public employe bargaining unit is subject to negotia­tion or arbitra­tion under terms of this chapter. AFSCME v. Executive Dept., 52 Or App 457, 628 P2d 1228 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Provision of collective bargaining agree­ment giving present employes lateral transfer rights was valid under ORS 240.321 (Collective bargaining) and fact that its imple­menta­tion resulted in male succeeding female employe did not violate state af­firm­a­tive ac­tion statutes. State Executive Dept. v. OPEU, 91 Or App 124, 754 P2d 582 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State agencies paying carpooling employes' parking fees, (1974) Vol 36, p 1015

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 23, 44 (1971)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 243—Public Employee Rights and Benefits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors243.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 243, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano243.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.