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City Council Authorized Amendments

Under Section 5-403, Council may provide, by ordinance, for additional benefits to be paid from the Fund if the City of Portland is required by law to extend to members such additional benefits. The three City Council authorized amendments passed pursuant to Section 5-403 of Chapter 5 of the Charter are:

Ordinance No. 171200 (passed by Council on May 28, 1997) - Compliance with changes in the requirements for tax qualified status under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ordinance No. 176258 (passed by Council on February 13, 2002) - Compliance with Article 1, Section 20 of the Oregon Constitution to extend benefits provided to members' surviving spouses on equal terms to same-sex domestic partners of gay and lesbian members.

Ordinance No. 183128 (passed by Council on August 19, 2009) - Compliance with Section 656.802(5)(a) - (h) of the Oregon Revised Statutes extending eligible firefighters, the firefighter cancer presumptions as provided under Oregon Workers' Compensation Law.

Ordinance No. 185666 (passed by Council on October 4, 2012) - Compliance with changes in the requirements for tax qualified status under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ordinance No. 186040 (passed by Council on May 22, 2013) - Compliance with changes in the requirements for tax-qualified status under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, made by the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008.