2015 ORS 243.954¹
Definitions for ORS 243.954 to 243.974

As used in ORS 243.954 (Definitions for ORS 243.954 to 243.974) to 243.974 (Designation of beneficiary form):

(1) "Child" means a person who is a natural child, adopted child or stepchild of a public safety officer and who is:

(a) 18 years of age or younger;

(b) 18 through 22 years of age and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student; or

(c) 18 years of age or older and incapable of self-support due to a physical or mental disability.

(2) "Designee" means a person designated under ORS 243.974 (Designation of beneficiary form) (1).

(3) "Family member" means:

(a) The spouse of a public safety officer.

(b) A child of a public safety officer.

(c) A person who qualifies as a dependent of a public safety officer for state income tax purposes.

(4) "Permanent total disability" has the meaning given that term in ORS 656.206 (Permanent total disability).

(5) "Public safety officer" means:

(a) Corrections officers, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(b) Fire service professionals, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670), and includes volunteer firefighters as defined in ORS 652.050 (Definitions for ORS 652.050 to 652.080).

(c) Parole and probation officers, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(d) Police officers, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670), and includes reserve officers, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(e) Youth correction officers, as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(6) "Qualifying death or disability" means death or permanent total disability suffered by a public safety officer while on or off duty that is:

(a) The result of an injury or occupational disease that is compensable under ORS chapter 656 or a disability program provided by a city having a population of more than 200,000 that provides comparable benefits by ordinance or charter; or

(b) The direct or proximate result of:

(A) An enforcement action, an emergency response or public safety training for an enforcement action or emergency response that the public safety officer is authorized or obligated to perform by law, rule, regulation or condition of employment or service; or

(B) An act committed against the public safety officer because of the public safety officer’s position as a public safety officer. [1999 c.981 §4; 2001 c.493 §3; 2003 c.295 §1; 2007 c.378 §1; 2015 c.236 §1]

Note: See note under 243.950 (Public Safety Memorial Fund).

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.