ORS 185.520
Commission for Women

  • confirmation
  • term
  • officers
  • meetings
  • funds


The membership of the Commission for Women shall be comprised of 11 members, to include two representatives from the Legislative Assembly, one appointed by the President of the Senate, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Nine members shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate pursuant to section 4, Article III, Oregon Constitution. To the extent possible, members appointed by the Governor shall provide for representation from all areas of the state. All of the members of the commission shall be residents of this state.


Members appointed by the Governor shall serve for four-year terms. Legislators shall serve two-year terms.


The commission members shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson for terms of one year and shall determine the duties of the officers.


Members shall meet at the call of the chairperson not less than three times annually.


Consistent with Oregon law, the commission may receive and accept funds for purposes consistent with the creation of the commission. [1983 c.105 §2; 2005 c.818 §7a; 2011 c.55 §1; 2019 c.73 §4]

Source: Section 185.520 — Commission for Women; confirmation; term; officers; meetings; funds, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors185.­html.

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