ORS 192.481
Public Records Advisory Council


(1)

The Public Records Advisory Council is created.

(2)

The Public Records Advisory Council consists of:

(a)

The Secretary of State or a designee of the Secretary of State;

(b)

The Attorney General or a designee of the Attorney General;

(c)

The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or a designee of the director;

(d)

A representative of the news media who is a member in good standing of a professional journalism association and who is appointed by the Governor;

(e)

Two additional representatives of the news media who are appointed by the Governor;

(f)

A representative of the cities of this state who is appointed by the Governor;

(g)

A representative of the counties of this state who is appointed by the Governor;

(h)

A representative of the special districts of this state who is appointed by the Governor;

(i)

A representative of the public sector workforce who is appointed by the Governor;

(j)

A member of the public who is appointed by the Governor;

(k)

A Senator who is appointed by the President of the Senate and who serves as an ex officio nonvoting member;

(L)

A Representative who is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and who serves as an ex officio nonvoting member; and

(m)

Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the Public Records Advocate, who shall serve as chair of the council.

(3)

At any time when the office of Public Records Advocate is vacant:

(a)

The Secretary of State or a designee of the Secretary of State shall serve as the acting chair of the Public Records Advisory Council;

(b)

The council shall convene at the time and place designated by the acting chair but within 30 days of the vacancy of the office of Public Records Advocate;

(c)

The council shall take up only the question of the nomination of three qualified individuals for the Governor to consider for appointment under ORS 192.461 (Public Records Advocate) as Public Records Advocate; and

(d)

The individual who had vacated the office of Public Records Advocate may participate in deliberations and vote on the slate of nominees unless the individual vacated the office for reasons described in ORS 192.461 (Public Records Advocate) (4).

(4)

The appointment of a member of the council described in subsection (2)(d) to (j) of this section is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(5)

A member of the council described in subsection (2)(d), (e) or (j) of this section is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(6)

The members of the council described in subsection (2)(d) to (L) of this section shall each serve two-year terms and may be reappointed to successive terms.

(7)

A majority of the voting members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(8)

The council shall meet at least once every six months. The council also may meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chair or of a majority of the members of the council.

(9)

All public bodies, as defined in ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478), shall assist the council in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, furnish such information, including public records, and advice as the members of the council consider necessary to perform their duties. [2017 c.728 §8; 2019 c.107 §2]
Note: Section 3, chapter 107, Oregon Laws 2019, provides:
Sec. 3. Notwithstanding section 8 (6), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017 [192.481 (Public Records Advisory Council) (6)]:

(1)

The following members of the Public Records Advisory Council shall serve a three-year term that commenced on January 1, 2018:

(a)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(d), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(b)

One of the members appointed under section 8 (2)(e), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(c)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(g), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(d)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(i), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(e)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(L), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(2)

The following members of the council shall serve a four-year term that commenced on January 1, 2018:

(a)

One of the members appointed under section 8 (2)(e), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(b)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(f), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(c)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(h), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(d)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(j), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017.

(e)

The member appointed under section 8 (2)(k), chapter 728, Oregon Laws 2017. [2019 c.107 §3]
§§ 192.410 to 192.505

See annotations under ORS 192.311 to 192.478.

Chapter 192

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General’s Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; prohibition on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21


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