2017 ORS 417.710¹
Statement of purpose

Subject to the availability of funds therefor and the specific provisions of ORS 417.705 (Definitions for ORS 417.705 to 417.800) to 417.800 (Department to coordinate efforts and make recommendations), it is the purpose of ORS 417.705 (Definitions for ORS 417.705 to 417.800) to 417.800 (Department to coordinate efforts and make recommendations) to:

(1) Authorize the Early Learning Council to set statewide guidelines for the planning, coordination and delivery of services for children and families in conjunction with other state agencies and other planning bodies;

(2) Vest in Early Learning Hubs the authority to distribute state and federal funds, to coordinate services and to purchase services for children and families in the local area;

(3) Provide a process for providing local services that are consistent with statewide guidelines;

(4) Retain in the state the responsibility for funding of services for children and families through a combination of local, state and federal funding, including the leveraging of public and private funds available under ORS 417.705 (Definitions for ORS 417.705 to 417.800) to 417.800 (Department to coordinate efforts and make recommendations); and

(5) Retain state supervision of child protection and other services that should be uniform throughout the state and that are necessarily the state’s responsibility. [1993 c.676 §1; 1999 c.1053 §4; 2003 c.553 §2; 2012 c.37 §§44,80; 2012 c.97 §21; 2013 c.728 §22]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 417—Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children; Children and Family Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors417.­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.