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Legislative 2013 – House and Senate Bills

Creation of Institutional Boards
  • SB270 – Establishes institutional boards for UO and PSU; vests institutional boards with certain duties, rights and powers; establishes process by which other universities in Oregon University System may establish institutional Boards; becomes operative on July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • SB277 – Establishes UO and PSU as independent public universities, governed by university boards of directors; Requires OEIB to approve selection of university presidents for UO and PSU and to approve tuition and fee increases greater than 5% annually; requires universities to get approval from Higher Education Coordinating Commission for new degree programs and policies for transfer of credits; allows universities to obtain insurance; requires universities to adhere to existing collective bargaining agreements; allows universities to issue revenue bonds, subject to approval by OEIB, and enter into credit enhancement agreements and financing agreements; allows universities to sue and be sued, make all necessary or convenient contracts and do any other act in relation to university property and matters of university concern; removes sunset for OEIB; becomes operative July 1, 2014; and eclares emergency, effective on passage.

  • SB278 – Establishes PSU as independent public university, governed by university board of directors; directs PSU Board of Directors to set enrollment fees and tuition, purchase and manage property, develop contract policies and set personnel rules; removes sunset for OEIB; becomes operative July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • SB279 – Establishes institutional boards for UO and PSU; vests institutional boards with certain duties, rights and powers; and establishes process by which other OUS institutions may establish institutional boards; becomes operative on July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB2149 – Establishes institutional boards at UO and PSU; vests institutional boards with certain duties, rights and powers; establishes process by which other OUS universities may establish institutional boards; becomes operative July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB2312 – Establishes PSU as independent public university, governed by university board of directors; directs directors to set enrollment fees and tuition, purchase and manage property, and develop contract policies and set personnel rules; removes sunset for OEIB; becomes operative July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB2339 – Establishes PSU as a public corporation under control of Portland Metropolitan Universities Board of Directors; removes PSU from OUS; declares legislative intent regarding budget and funding of PSU; changes name of OHSU Board of Directors to Portland Metropolitan University Board of Directors; and becomes operative July 1, 2015.

  • HB3305 – Establishes University of Oregon and Portland State University as independent public universities, governed by university boards of directors; empowers Oregon Education Investment Board to adopt performance benchmarks to be achieved by University of Oregon and Portland State University; requires Oregon Education Investment Board to approve tuition and fee increases greater than five percent annually; requires universities to get approval from Higher Education Coordinating Commission for new degree programs and policies for transfer of credits; allows universities to obtain insurance; requires universities to adhere to existing collective bargaining agreements, unless modifications are collectively bargained, and to collectively bargain employee benefit plans; allows universities to issue revenue bonds, subject to review by State Treasurer, and enter into credit enhancement agreements and financing agreements; allows universities to sue and be sued, make all necessary or convenient contracts and do any other act in relation to university property and matters of university concern; directs Oregon Education Investment Board to report to Legislative Assembly before December 1, 2017, on impact of higher education governance changes and recommend further changes if necessary; removes sunset for Oregon Education Investment Board; becomes operative on January 1, 2014; directs university presidents to assume jurisdiction of universities on July 1, 2015; and declares emergency, effective on passage.
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
  • HB3305 – Establishes University of Oregon and Portland State University as independent public universities, governed by university boards of directors; empowers Oregon Education Investment Board to adopt performance benchmarks to be achieved by University of Oregon and Portland State University; requires Oregon Education Investment Board to approve tuition and fee increases greater than five percent annually; requires universities to get approval from Higher Education Coordinating Commission for new degree programs and policies for transfer of credits; allows universities to obtain insurance; requires universities to adhere to existing collective bargaining agreements, unless modifications are collectively bargained, and to collectively bargain employee benefit plans; allows universities to issue revenue bonds, subject to review by State Treasurer, and enter into credit enhancement agreements and financing agreements; allows universities to sue and be sued, make all necessary or convenient contracts and do any other act in relation to university property and matters of university concern; directs Oregon Education Investment Board to report to Legislative Assembly before December 1, 2017, on impact of higher education governance changes and recommend further changes if necessary; removes sunset for Oregon Education Investment Board; becomes operative on January 1, 2014; directs university presidents to assume jurisdiction of universities on July 1, 2015; and declares emergency, effective on passage.
Health and Welfare
  • Health and Welfare Plan and Optional Retirement Plan Reports

  • SB471 – Prohibits PERS from paying increased retirement benefits related to Oregon State income tax if the retiree does not reside in Oregon; removes limitations on prohibition relating to date of retirement and provides procedures for enforcing prohibition; imposes similar prohibition for certain public employers that provide retirement benefits for police officers and firefighters other than by participation in PERS; provides for expedited review by Supreme Court upon petition by adversely affected party; and declares emergency, effective in passage. 
Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)
  • SB263 – Directs OEIB to submit report for development of coordinated system of regional education that provides efficient and effective support to Oregon school districts; requires submission of report to interim legislative committees no later than October 1, 2013; and declares emergency, effective on passage.
    • Public hearings: February 19, February 12

  • HB3230 – Clarifies duties and powers of Oregon Education Investment Board and Chief Education Officer; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB3232 – Directs Oregon Education Investment Board to design and implement programs that make stra- tegic investments related to education; p rescribes requirements for strategic investments; and declares emergency, effective July 1, 2013.

  • HB3239 – Requires Oregon Education Investment Board to submit annual report to Legislative Assembly regarding achievement compacts; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB3305 – Establishes University of Oregon and Portland State University as independent public universities, governed by university boards of directors; empowers Oregon Education Investment Board to adopt performance benchmarks to be achieved by University of Oregon and Portland State University; requires Oregon Education Investment Board to approve tuition and fee increases greater than five percent annually; requires universities to get approval from Higher Education Coordinating Commission for new degree programs and policies for transfer of credits; allows universities to obtain insurance; requires universities to adhere to existing collective bargaining agreements, unless modifications are collectively bargained, and to collectively bargain employee benefit plans; allows universities to issue revenue bonds, subject to review by State Treasurer, and enter into credit enhancement agreements and financing agreements; allows universities to sue and be sued, make all necessary or convenient contracts and do any other act in relation to university property and matters of university concern; directs Oregon Education Investment Board to report to Legislative Assembly before December 1, 2017, on impact of higher education governance changes and recommend further changes if necessary; removes sunset for Oregon Education Investment Board; becomes operative on January 1, 2014; directs university presidents to assume jurisdiction of universities on July 1, 2015; and declares emergency, effective on passage.
Staffing
  • HB2152 – Requires State Board of Higher Education and Department of Community Colleges and Workforce  Development to conduct annual reviews of public universities and community colleges, respectively, regarding staffing to student ratios; and declares emergency, effective on passage. 

Student Welfare

  • HB2742 – Prohibits public university from discriminating against student on basis that student was not awarded standard high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
University Governance
  • SB211– Provides that State Board of Education consists of 11 members appointed by Governor to represent K-12, community colleges and institutions of higher education; directs State Board of Education to appoint Superintendent of Public Instruction; abolishes State Board of Higher Education and Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and transfers duties and powers of board and commission to State Board of Education; and takes effect only if Senate Joint Resolution 4 (2013) is approved by people at next regular general election; takes effect July 1, 2015.

  • SB218– Establishes Task Force on the Organization of Oregon Public Education; sunsets task force on date of  convening  of 2015 regular session of Legislative Assembly; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • SJR4 – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution creating State Board of Education. Directs State Board of Education to appoint Superintendent of Public Instruction and establish policies for administration and operation of public universities; provides for Governor to continue to serve as Superintendent of Public Instruction until State Board of Education first appoints Superintendent of Public Instruction; delays transfer of duties related to public universities until March 15, 2016; and refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.

  • HB2213 – Establishes Oregon Task Force on Education; sunsets task force on date of convening of 2015 regular  legislative session; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB2341 – Establishes Task Force on Funding Strategies for Oregon Public Education; sunsets task force on date of  convening of 2015 regular legislative session; and declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • HB3120 - Directs State Board of Education and State Board of Higher Education to work with Governor and conduct study on improving education governance; requires boards to submit joint report to interim legislative committees no later than July 1, 2014; and declares emergency, effective on passage.