Chapter 484 Oregon Laws 2005
Relating to safe routes to schools; and appropriating money.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
SECTION 1. (1) The Safe Routes to Schools Fund is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Safe Routes to Schools Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Transportation to implement a safe routes to schools program as described in section 2 of this 2005 Act.
(2) The department may apply for, accept, receive and disburse gifts, grants, donations and other moneys from the federal government or from any other source to carry out a safe routes to schools program. Moneys received by the department under this subsection shall be deposited in the Safe Routes to Schools Fund.
(3) The department, in consultation with the Transportation Safety Committee, may award grants from the Safe Routes to Schools Fund to applicants who comply with criteria adopted by the department under section 2 of this 2005 Act.
SECTION 2. (1) The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Transportation Safety Committee, shall establish a safe routes to schools program to assist communities in identifying and reducing barriers and hazards to children walking or bicycling to and from school.
(2) The department may provide the following kinds of assistance:
(b) Technical services and advice;
(c) Public information and education; and
(d) Evaluation and measurement of community programs.
(3) If the department awards grants under this section:
(a) The department shall award grants for all of the following:
(B) Engineering; and
(b) No one grant is required to include moneys for all the components specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and
(c) The department shall adopt rules specifying criteria that will be used in awarding grants.
(4) A city, county or school district that has developed or is preparing to develop a plan described in ORS 195.115 to reduce barriers and hazards to children walking or bicycling to and from school may apply to the department for assistance in developing or carrying out the plan.
Approved by the Governor July 7, 2005
Filed in the office of Secretary of State July 7, 2005
Effective date January 1, 2006