The Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs is created. The commission has 11 members. Nine of the 11 members shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate under ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). The President of the Senate shall appoint one Senator as a member of the commission, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one Representative as a member of the commission. 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.
The term of office is four years. Appointments to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall be made by the person who made the original appointment.
The commission shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson for a term of one year and shall determine the duties of the officers.
A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
(a) Appointments to the commission shall be made to ensure ethnic representation of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Oregon.
For the purpose of this subsection, “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans” has the meaning given that term in ORS 185.620 (Duties).
Members of the commission who are legislators shall be paid compensation and expense reimbursement as provided in ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers), payable from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly. [1995 c.665 §1; 1999 c.493 §2; 2005 c.233 §1; 2005 c.818 §9; 2011 c.273 §1; 2019 c.73 §5]