2015 ORS 406.454¹
Distribution formula
  • rules
  • use of funds

(1) The Director of Veterans’ Affairs shall adopt by rule a formula to distribute to county governing bodies funds appropriated to the director to enhance and expand the services provided by county veterans’ service officers appointed under ORS 408.410 (Appointment of county service officer). In developing the distribution formula, the director shall consider factors that include, but need not be limited to:

(a) The number of veterans residing in each county;

(b) A base amount to be distributed equally among counties;

(c) Retention by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of the amount that would otherwise be distributed to a county governing body if the county governing body has not appointed a county veterans’ service officer;

(d) Criteria for withholding funds from a county governing body; and

(e) The purchase and coordination of a statewide computer system or other technology, or both, to facilitate efficient claims and appeals development and processing for veterans, spouses, dependents and survivors of veterans.

(2)(a) Funds retained under subsection (1)(c) of this section must be used to provide veterans’ services in a county not providing a county veterans’ service officer in a manner deemed appropriate by the director until such time as the county appoints or reinstates a county veterans’ service officer.

(b) Funds retained under subsection (1)(c) and (d) of this section may be spent on:

(A) Training costs of veterans’ service officers and other individuals providing similar services; and

(B) Providing veterans’ services to veterans, spouses, dependents and survivors of veterans as deemed appropriate by the director. [2005 c.836 §4; 2007 c.357 §4; 2013 c.730 §3]

Note: Section 6, chapter 730, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 6. No later than February 28, 2017, the Secretary of State, the Director of Veterans’ Affairs and the Director of the Department of Revenue shall each submit a report in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) to the Senate Committee on Rules and the House Committee on Rules. Each report submitted pursuant to this section shall describe the experience of the respective agency in implementing the respective provisions of this 2013 Act and may include recommendations for legislation. [2013 c.730 §6]


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