2017 ORS 352.033¹
Status of public universities

A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is a governmental entity performing governmental functions and exercising governmental powers. A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is not considered a unit of local or municipal government or a state agency, board, commission or institution for purposes of state statutes or constitutional provisions. [2013 c.768 §2a; 2017 c.440 §15]

Note: Sections 220 and 221, chapter 767, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 220. For purposes of Article XI-M, section 1, of the Oregon Constitution, a building owned by the State Board of Higher Education includes a building owned by:

(1) The State Board of Higher Education on the date before August 14, 2013, that, as a result of sections 2 and 3 of this 2015 Act and the amendments to ORS 352.054 (Names of governing boards of public universities) by section 1 of this 2015 Act, is on the effective date of this 2015 Act [July 27, 2015] owned by another agency or public corporation of this state and used for purposes within the authority of the board on the date before the effective date of this 2015 Act.

(2) An agency or public corporation of this state on or after the effective date of this 2015 Act and used for purposes within the authority of the board before the effective date of this 2015 Act. [2015 c.767 §220]

Sec. 221. For purposes of Article XV, section 8, of the Oregon Constitution, a person employed by the State Board of Higher Education includes a person who:

(1) Was employed by the board on the date before August 14, 2013, and who, as a result of any provision of this 2015 Act, is employed by any board or commission established by law to supervise and coordinate the activities of Oregon’s institutions of post-secondary education, a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), a public agency or a public corporation of this state in a capacity that was within the authority of the board on the date before the effective date of this 2015 Act [July 27, 2015].

(2) On or after the effective date of this 2015 Act, is employed by any board or commission established by law to supervise and coordinate the activities of Oregon’s institutions of post-secondary education, a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), a public agency or a public corporation of this state in a capacity that was within the authority of the board before August 14, 2013. [2015 c.767 §221]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­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.