2017 ORS 350.018¹
Educational attainment goals for adult Oregonians not currently enrolled in academic programs
  • rules

(1) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in coordination with the State Workforce and Talent Development Board, shall establish by rule educational attainment goals for adult Oregonians who are not currently enrolled in a kindergarten through grade 12 school, an institution of higher education or another post-secondary training program.

(2) The educational attainment goals established under this section shall:

(a) Be associated with current and projected job opportunities for adult Oregonians; and

(b) Be designed to promote labor market success. [2017 c.264 §2]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 643, Oregon Laws 2017, provide:

Sec. 1. (1) The Task Force on Student Mental Health Support is established.

(2) The task force consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor as follows:

(a) One student at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(b) One faculty member at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(c) One student at a community college in this state;

(d) One faculty member at a community college in this state;

(e) Two directors of student counseling centers, one each from a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and from a community college in this state;

(f) One substance abuse disorder practitioner;

(g) Two mental health practitioners, one each from a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and from a community college in this state;

(h) One member of the public who has a child who is a student at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) or at a community college in this state; and

(i) One representative from the Oregon Health Authority.

(3) The task force shall investigate the extent to which mental health issues and substance abuse disorders have an impact on the educational mission set forth in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school), with a specific emphasis on the impact that mental health issues and substance abuse disorders have on college recruitment, retention in college and program completion or graduation. The task force shall give particular attention to how mental health issues and substance abuse disorders differ across different communities in this state.

(4) The task force may:

(a) Consult experts, conduct literature reviews and perform other research;

(b) Receive testimony in any form;

(c) Request records and other documentation, while taking care to respect and abide by all rights and pledges of confidentiality that apply to the records and documentation; and

(d) Receive and recommend changes to law, mental health practices, substance abuse policies, school policies, funding and other measures that are necessary to ensure that the state can meet the mission set forth in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school) without a significant impact from student mental health issues and substance abuse disorders.

(5) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(6) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(7) The task force shall elect one member to serve as chairperson.

(8) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(9) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting members of the task force.

(10) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(11) The task force shall submit a report in the manner provided by ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature), and may include recommendations for legislation, to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to higher education no later than November 1, 2018.

(12) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Oregon Health Authority shall provide staff support to the task force. The commission shall schedule and organize task force meetings and provide additional administrative support that is necessary to facilitate the operation of the task force. The commission and the authority shall collaborate to provide research, writing and other technical assistance that is necessary to produce the report described in subsection (11) of this section.

(13) Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers on the task force.

(14) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of the task force’s duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish information and advice the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2017 c.643 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2017 Act is repealed on December 31, 2018. [2017 c.643 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 350—Statewide Coordination of Higher Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors350.­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.
 
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.