2015 ORS 337.521¹
Higher Education Coordinating Commission powers and duties
  • statewide guidelines

(1) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission may work with publishers, recognized national organizations of publishers, representatives of post-secondary education institutions, the system described in ORS 192.517 (Access to records of individual with disability or individual with mental illness) and other interested parties to:

(a) Develop unified, statewide guidelines consistent with ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format);

(b) Administer ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format); and

(c) Review guidelines annually and revise the guidelines as necessary due to changes in technology or other changes.

(2) The guidelines may address the following:

(a) The procedures and standards relating to the distribution of files and materials pursuant to ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format);

(b) Available electronic formats;

(c) Procedures for granting exceptions when it is determined that a publisher is not able to comply with the requirements of ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format) due to technical, economic or other practical impediments; and

(d) Other matters deemed necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format).

(3) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall review the recommendations, published on or after July 1, 2007, of the Association of American Publishers’ Alternative Formats Solutions Initiative, and determine whether the recommendations should be incorporated into ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format). [2007 c.466 §4; 2013 c.768 §133c]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 337—Books and Instructional Materials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors337.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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.