Oregon Statutes - Chapter 185 - Oregon Disabilities Commission; Commissions on Hispanic Affairs, Black Affairs and Asian Affairs; Commission for Women - Section 185.620 - Duties.

(1) The Commission on Asian Affairs shall:

(a) Encourage the economic development of Asian Americans within this state.

(b) Establish an Asian Affairs Network to facilitate the work of the commission.

(c) Identify and examine the needs of Asian American residents of this state.

(d) Compile information relating to services available to Asian American residents of this state, including but not limited to education and training programs, work programs, dispute resolution programs, trade opportunities, housing programs, health programs, mental health programs including alcohol and drug services, and welfare programs from local, state and federal sources and through private agencies.

(e) Develop and sponsor programs in cooperation with Asian American groups and organizations to inform Asian American residents of this state of services available to them.

(f) Assess all programs of state agencies operating for the benefit of Asian American residents of this state and make recommendations to the appropriate agencies for the improvement of those programs.

(g) Submit to the Governor at the beginning of each biennium a report that describes the needs of Asian Americans identified under paragraph (c) of this subsection and that specifies the programs, projects and activities that the commission will undertake regarding those needs.

(2) As used in this section, “Asian American” means a resident of the United States who is of Asian ancestry. [1995 c.665 §2; 1999 c.493 §3; 1999 c.690 §2; 2003 c.244 §1; 2005 c.233 §2]

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