Administrative Services Economic Development Fund
(1)There is established in the General Fund of the State Treasury the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund. All moneys transferred from the State Lottery Fund, interest earnings credited to this fund and other moneys authorized to be transferred to this fund from whatever source are appropriated continuously for any of the following public purposes:
(b)Furthering economic development in Oregon; or
(c)Financing public education.
(2)Moneys shall be transferred from the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund to:
(a)The Education Stability Fund established under ORS 348.696 (Education Stability Fund) as described in section 4, Article XV of the Oregon Constitution; and
(b)The School Capital Matching Fund established under ORS 286A.806 (School Capital Matching Fund) as described in section 4, Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution.
(3)As used in this section and section 4, Article XV of the Oregon Constitution:
(a)“Creating jobs” includes, but is not limited to:
(A)Supporting the creation of new jobs in Oregon;
(B)Helping prevent the loss of existing jobs in Oregon;
(C)Assisting with work transition to new jobs in Oregon; or
(D)Training or retraining workers.
(b)“Education” includes, but is not limited to, the Education Stability Fund established under ORS 348.696 (Education Stability Fund) and specific programs that support the following:
(B)Elementary and secondary schools;
(F)Workforce training and education programs; or
(G)Financial assistance to Oregon students.
(c)“Furthering economic development” includes, but is not limited to, providing:
(A)Services or financial assistance to for-profit and nonprofit businesses located or to be located in Oregon;
(B)Services or financial assistance to business or industry associations to promote, expand or prevent the decline of their businesses; or
(C)Services or financial assistance for facilities, physical environments or development projects, as defined in ORS 285B.410 (Definitions for ORS 285B.410 to 285B.482), that benefit Oregon’s economy. [1985 c.302 §7(7); 1995 c.12 §7; 2002 s.s.3 c.6 §18; 2005 c.835 §27; 2009 c.872 §3; 2011 c.699 §8]
(2)Currently, only about half of Oregon students attend Outdoor School. Most remaining programs have been significantly shortened. Rural and lower income districts have been particularly affected.
(3)Every Oregon student in the fifth or sixth grade should have the opportunity to attend a week-long outdoor school program or a comparable outdoor education program.
(4)Outdoor School builds self-sufficiency and leadership skills, helps students understand the interdependence of Oregon’s rural and urban areas, develops critical thinking skills and improves school attendance and retention rates.
(5)Fully supporting Outdoor School for all Oregon students will help students meet state standards in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through direct, hands-on experience, which is shown to strongly influence learning and career choices.
(6)Fully supporting Outdoor School for all Oregon students will create jobs throughout Oregon as well as support economic development in rural areas.
(7)Under Article XV, Section 4 of the Oregon Constitution, net proceeds from the Oregon Lottery shall be used to create jobs, further economic development, finance public education and restore and protect Oregon’s parks, beaches, watersheds, and native fish and wildlife. [2017 c.2 §1]
(2)Moneys in the Outdoor School Education Fund shall consist of:
(a)Amounts donated to the fund;
(b)Amounts allocated under subsection (3) of this section or otherwise transferred to the fund by the Legislative Assembly;
(c)Investment earnings received on moneys in the fund; and
(d)Other amounts deposited in the fund from any source.
(3)In each fiscal quarter, commencing with the first quarter in the biennium beginning July 1, 2017, there is allocated from the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund to the Outdoor School Education Fund established in this section an amount equal to the lesser of:
(a)Four percent of the moneys transferred from the Oregon State Lottery Fund in that fiscal quarter; or
(b)$5.50 million, but not to exceed $22 million annually, adjusted annually pursuant to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor.
(4)The allocation of funds to the Outdoor School Education Fund shall not reduce lottery proceeds dedicated to education under Article XV, section 4, of the Oregon Constitution, or to the restoration and preservation of parks, beaches, watersheds and native fish and wildlife under Article XV, sections 4a and 4b, of the Oregon Constitution. [2017 c.2 §2; 2019 c.57 §23]
(2)Any moneys remaining in the Outdoor School Education Fund after providing every Oregon student in fifth or sixth grade with an opportunity to attend a week-long Outdoor School may be used by the Oregon State University Extension Service to support the development and delivery of additional outdoor education programs in Oregon’s K-12 public schools. [2017 c.2 §3]
Section 461.540 — Administrative Services Economic Development Fund,