The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall submit the question of a proposed boundary change to a vote if:
The commission enters the order to revise the boundaries of a community college district;
A remonstrance is filed with the commission within 20 days after the date on which the hearing under ORS 341.565 (Boundary board) is adjourned finally;
The remonstrance is signed by at least five percent of the electors or at least 500 of the electors, whichever is less, in:
An area to be included in the district or excluded from the district by the proposed boundary change; or
The existing community college district; and
The area to be included in the district is not surrounded by the territory of a single community college district.
When necessary under subsection (1) of this section, the question shall be submitted to the electors of the area or district filing a remonstrance or in both if remonstrances meeting the requirements of subsection (1) of this section are filed from both.
If the proposed boundary change is defeated, the same or a substantially similar change may not be considered until at least 12 months have elapsed from the date of the election at which the change was defeated. If the vote is favorable in the area or district from which a remonstrance was filed, the commission shall declare the change effective on the date determined under ORS 341.565 (Boundary board). [1971 c.513 §84; 1983 c.350 §210; 1983 c.740 §107; 2003 c.574 §4; 2013 c.747 §66]