Oregon Statutes - Chapter 352 - State and Independent Institutions of Higher Education - Section 352.015 - Institutional physical access committee; members; duties.

(1) Every institution under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Higher Education shall convene a physical access committee to identify barriers to access by persons with disabilities on the campus of each institution. The committee shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) One or more students with disabilities or, if there are no students with disabilities willing to participate, a person with a disability who uses the institutionís facilities;

(b) One or more members of the faculty or staff who have disabilities;

(c) The coordinator of services for students with disabilities for the institution;

(d) One or more administrators of the institution; and

(e) One or more members of the physical plant staff of the institution.

(2) The physical access committee shall present its findings and recommendations to the administration of the institution listing access needs and priorities for meeting those needs. These findings and recommendations shall identify the barriers to access that prevent persons with disabilities from meaningfully utilizing campus facilities related to instruction, academic support, assembly and residence life.

(3) In preparing budget requests for each biennium, each institution under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Higher Education shall include amounts for capital improvement that will be applied to the substantial reduction and eventual elimination of barriers to access by persons with disabilities as identified by the physical access committee.

(4) Nothing in this section and ORS 185.155 and 341.937 requires an institution to undertake projects for accessibility that are not otherwise required unless such projects are funded specifically by the Legislative Assembly. [1991 c.935 §§1,2; 2007 c.70 §147]

Note: 352.015 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 352 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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