Construction of Statutes
“Special government body” defined
(1)Subject to ORS 174.108 (Effect of definitions), as used in the statutes of this state “special government body” means any of the following:
(a)A public corporation created under a statute of this state and specifically designated as a public corporation.
(b)A school district.
(c)A public charter school established under ORS chapter 338.
(d)An education service district.
(e)A community college district or community college service district established under ORS chapter 341.
(f)An intergovernmental body formed by two or more public bodies.
(g)Any entity that is created by statute, ordinance or resolution that is not part of state government or local government.
(h)Any entity that is not otherwise described in this section that is:
(A)Not part of state government or local government;
(B)Created pursuant to authority granted by a statute, ordinance or resolution, but not directly created by that statute, ordinance or resolution; and
(C)Identified as a governmental entity by the statute, ordinance or resolution authorizing the creation of the entity, without regard to the specific terms used by the statute, ordinance or resolution.
(i)A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).
(2)Subject to ORS 174.108 (Effect of definitions), as used in the statutes of this state “special government body” includes:
(a)An entity created by statute for the purpose of giving advice only to a special government body;
(b)An entity created by a special government body for the purpose of giving advice to the special government body, if the document creating the entity indicates that the entity is a public body; and
(c)Any entity created by a special government body described in subsection (1) of this section, other than an entity described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, unless the document creating the entity indicates that the entity is not a governmental entity or the entity is not subject to any substantial control by the special government body. [2001 c.74 §8; 2013 c.768 §54; 2015 c.767 §50]
Law Review Citations
32 WLR 1 (1996); 34 WLR 219 (1998)