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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Courtney, Representative Kotek
Regular Sponsors: Senator Devlin, Johnson, Winters, Representative Nathanson, Smith G
Bill Title: Relating to government cost containment; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes specified reporting requirements to ensure legislative review of potential future costs in state government workforce.
Modifies state government employment cap based on state population. Requires Legislative Fiscal Officer to conduct study prior to each odd-numbered year regular session to ensure review of Oregon State Lottery Commission administrative costs and transfer rates. Requires review of State of Oregon procurement practices to identify improvements that enhance cost effectiveness. Modifies state budget development procedures to utilize cost information and deferred maintenance information in development of state budgets. Requires Governor's budget recommendations to include recommendations on available funds that could be used to make lump sum payments into Public Employees Retirement System. Allows Public Employees Retirement Board to establish multiple side accounts for lump sum payments of employer contributions made by participating public employer. Limits amount that may be held in Public Employees Retirement Fund reserve account to $50 million. Specifies method Public Employees Retirement Board and actuary must use to determine unfunded actuarial liability of Public Employees Retirement System. Directs Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board to form combined executive committee, and directs committee to develop plan for merger of Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board. Appoints executive director of Public Employees' Benefit Board as executive director of Oregon Educators Benefit Board and requires executive director to combine administrative functions and operations of boards to greatest extent practicable. Directs Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board to use methodologies, policies and practices designed to limit annual growth in expenditures for health services and health benefit plan premiums to no more than 3.4 percent. Prohibits duplicate health benefit plan coverage by public employees. Directs state agencies to assign certain liquidated and delinquent accounts to Department of Revenue for collection. Directs certain state agencies to report on liquidated and delinquent debt to Legislative Assembly. Directs department to contract with private collection agencies to collect on accounts. Deletes provisions allowing state agencies to assign liquidated and delinquent accounts to private collection agencies. Specifies that Collections Unit of department has access to all information available to department for any purpose. Specifies when state agency may use Social Security number for debt collection purposes. Modifies methodology for reimbursement of hospital services and supplies provided to enrollees in health benefit plans offered by Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 746
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
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