ORS 408.410¹
Appointment of county service officer
  • duties
  • annual budget requirement

(1) The county governing body in each county may appoint a service officer who shall give aid and assistance to any veteran, the spouse or dependents of the veteran or the survivors of the veteran, in applying for all benefits and aid to which they are entitled by federal, state or local laws, rules and regulations. The county governing body shall fix the compensation of the service officer, provide the service officer with an office and the necessary equipment therefor in the same manner as provided for any other county officer. If a county governing body appoints a service officer, the governing body shall also provide in the annual budget for expenditure of moneys sufficient to enable the county to employ the service officer, to properly maintain the office provided for the service officer and to pay the costs incurred by the service officer in providing assistance to veterans, spouses and dependents of veterans or survivors of veterans. The annual expenditures required by this section shall be made from the county funds referred to in ORS 408.720 (Tax levy to finance activities of veterans’ service officer).

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Survivor of a veteran” means the spouse or a dependent of a deceased veteran.

(b) “Veteran” has the meaning given that term in ORS 408.225 (Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.237). [Amended by 1995 c.557 §1; 2007 c.357 §6; 2009 c.41 §13]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors408.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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