2017 ORS 759.689¹
Use of surcharge for marketing and outreach to increase participation rate in plan of assistance

(1) From moneys collected as a surcharge under ORS 759.685 (Surcharge assessed on retail telecommunications subscribers), the Public Utility Commission shall expend moneys on marketing and outreach activities as is necessary to increase the participation rate in the plan of assistance established by the commission under section 6, chapter 290, Oregon Laws 1987.

(2) The Oregon Telephone Assistance Program Advisory Committee established under ORS 759.688 (Oregon Telephone Assistance Program Advisory Committee) will annually review use of moneys collected as a surcharge under ORS 759.685 (Surcharge assessed on retail telecommunications subscribers) and make recommendations to the commission on the amount of moneys to expend on marketing and outreach activities.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) of this section, moneys expended on marketing and outreach activities under this section may not exceed 15 percent of moneys collected as a surcharge under ORS 759.685 (Surcharge assessed on retail telecommunications subscribers).

(4) A coordinated care organization, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414), may not directly receive moneys expended under this section. [2017 c.434 §2]

Note: See note under 759.688 (Oregon Telephone Assistance Program Advisory Committee).

Note: Section 5, chapter 434, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 5. On or before September 30, 2022, the Public Utility Commission shall report to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to health and business the following:

(1) The average annual participation rate in the plan of assistance established by the commission under section 6, chapter 290, Oregon Laws 1987, for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022;

(2) The annual moneys expended on marketing and outreach activities under section 2 of this 2017 Act [759.689 (Use of surcharge for marketing and outreach to increase participation rate in plan of assistance)] during 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022;

(3) A description of marketing and outreach activities funded under section 2 of this 2017 Act and an assessment of the quantitative or qualitative impact of those marketing and outreach activities; and

(4) The amount of benefits provided through the plan of assistance established by the commission under section 6, chapter 290, Oregon Laws 1987, for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. [2017 c.434 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­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.