2017 ORS 243.974¹
Designation of beneficiary form
  • notice required when public safety officer suffers qualifying death or disability

(1) At the time a public safety officer is hired or utilized as a volunteer, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall provide the public safety officer with a designation of beneficiary form on which the public safety officer may elect to designate a person to receive benefits under ORS 243.956 (Eligibility for benefits from fund) in lieu of the standard beneficiaries identified in ORS 243.969 (Payment of lump sum benefits). If the public safety officer completes the beneficiary form, the agency shall retain the beneficiary form until an initial application is filed under ORS 243.958 (Initial application for benefits).

(2) If no designation of beneficiary form has been completed under subsection (1) of this section, any lump sum benefits will be paid under the provisions of ORS 243.969 (Payment of lump sum benefits).

(3) No later than three days after a determination that a public safety officer suffered a qualifying death or disability, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall notify the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board of the fact by sending the board the appropriate form supplied by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. If a designation of beneficiary form has been completed, the agency shall include the form with the notification to the board. [1999 c.981 §15; 2001 c.493 §4; 2003 c.295 §8; 2007 c.378 §5]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 243, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano243.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.