2017 ORS 406.077¹
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator

(1) The position of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator is created within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

(2) The duties of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

(a) Conducting outreach to, and providing assistance designed for the unique needs of, veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and to the spouses and dependents of such veterans.

(b) Providing assistance to veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in applying for an upgrade to the character of a discharge from service or a change in the narrative reason for a discharge from service.

(c) Providing assistance in applying for and obtaining veterans’ benefits and benefits available through other programs that provide services and resources to veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and to the spouses and dependents of such veterans.

(d) Providing assistance to veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in applying for, and in appealing any denial of, federal and state veterans’ benefits and aid that such veterans, and the spouses and dependents of such veterans, may be entitled to.

(e) Developing and distributing informational materials to veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and to the spouses and dependents of such veterans, regarding veterans’ benefits and other benefit programs that provide services and resources to veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and to the spouses and dependents of such veterans. [2015 c.847 §1]

Note: 406.077 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 406 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Section 2, chapter 847, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

Sec. 2. No later than September 15, 2018, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs shall prepare and submit a report to the standing and interim committees of the Legislative Assembly that have authority over the subject area of veterans’ affairs regarding the implementation and status of the position of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator created under section 1 of this 2015 Act [406.077 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator)]. The report must include, at a minimum, information regarding the following:

(1) The number of veterans served;

(2) The type of assistance provided;

(3) Recommendations for the improvement and expansion of the services provided by the coordinator; and

(4) Recommendations for legislative changes. [2015 c.847 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 406—Department of Veterans’ Affairs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors406.­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.