2017 ORS 352.105¹
Mandatory incidental fees
  • resolution of disputes

(1) The board for each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall collect mandatory incidental fees upon the request of the recognized student government under a process established by the recognized student government of a university in consultation with the board. The process may include a student body referendum conducted under procedures established by the recognized student government. Mandatory incidental fees collected under this section shall be allocated by the recognized student government.

(2)(a) The mandatory incidental fee, use of the fee or decision to modify an existing fee may be refused by the board or the president of a university under the board’s control if the board or president determines that:

(A) The recognized student government assessed or allocated the mandatory incidental fees in violation of applicable local, state or federal law;

(B) The allocation conflicts with a preexisting contractual financial commitment;

(C) The total mandatory incidental fees budget is an increase of more than five percent over the level of the previous year; or

(D) The fee request is not advantageous to the cultural or physical development of students.

(b) The mandatory incidental fee, use of the fee or decision to modify an existing fee may not be refused by the board or the president of a university based on considerations about the point of view that the funding seeks to advance.

(3) The recognized student government and the board shall seek to reach agreement on any dispute involving mandatory incidental fees, if necessary with the aid of mediation, prior to a decision by the board.

(4) If an agreement is not reached, the decision of the board may be appealed to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission by the recognized student government within seven days of the board’s decision. The board shall submit its response within seven days of the appeal. The commission shall render its decision within seven days of its receipt of the board’s response.

(5) Mandatory incidental fees are not subject to ORS 352.102 (Tuition and mandatory enrollment fees). [2013 c.747 §202; 2013 c.747 §202a]

Note: 352.105 (Mandatory incidental fees) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 352 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

This sec­tion does not require that programs funded with mandatory incidental fees be under supervision or control of boards that collect these fees, (2015) No. 8289

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 352, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano352.­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.