The Oregon Geographic Information Council is established within the office of Enterprise Information Services. The State Chief Information Officer shall provide administrative and staff support and facilities that are necessary for the council to carry out the purposes set forth in this section. The purposes of the council are to:
Serve as the statewide governing body for sharing and managing geospatial framework data;
Oversee the preparation and maintenance of a plan to enhance geographic framework information sharing and management and to enhance coordination with respect to geographic framework information among public bodies within this state; and
Coordinate geospatial framework data sharing and management that occurs among public bodies.
The membership of the council consists of:
Two members of the Legislative Assembly appointed as follows:
The President of the Senate shall appoint one member from the Senate who has an interest in geographic information systems and in enhancing geospatial framework data sharing among public bodies; and
The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member from the House of Representatives who has an interest in geographic information systems and in enhancing geospatial framework data sharing among public bodies.
One member who represents a nonprofit professional organization with an interest in geographic information systems and in enhancing geospatial data sharing among public bodies;
Three members from state agencies with responsibility for water, land, air quality, natural resources or infrastructure;
Two members from state agencies with responsibilities for public health, human services, education or economic or community development; and
Two members from state agencies with responsibility for public safety or emergency management.
Each group or entity identified in subsection (2)(b) of this section may recommend an individual from the group or entity for membership on the council.
Members of the Legislative Assembly appointed to the council are nonvoting members and may act in an advisory capacity only.(5)(a) A majority of the voting members of the council constitutes a quorum for transacting business.
A majority of the voting members of the council must approve the council’s official actions.
The council shall elect one of the council’s members to serve as chairperson and one member to serve as vice chairperson. The council shall specify in the charter described in ORS 276A.506 (Powers of council) (1)(e) a process by which the council selects the chairperson and vice chairperson and the terms of office for the chairperson and vice chairperson.(7)(a) The term of office for each voting member of the council is four years, but the member serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
Before a voting member’s term expires, the Governor shall appoint a successor, whose term begins on January 1 following the Governor’s appointment. A voting member is eligible for reappointment.
A nonvoting member’s term of office is two years. A nonvoting member is eligible for reappointment.
If a vacancy occurs on the council for any reason, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective and the new member shall serve for the remainder of the term.
The council shall meet at times and places that the chairperson or a majority of the voting members of the council specifies.
Members of the council who are not members of the Legislative Assembly may not receive compensation, but the State Chief Information Officer, at the State Chief Information Officer’s discretion, may reimburse council members for actual and necessary travel and other expenses the members incur in performing the members’ official duties, in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions), from funds appropriated to the State Chief Information Officer for carrying out the council’s purposes.
All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined), shall assist the council in performing the council’s duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, shall furnish information and advice the council considers necessary to perform the council’s duties. [2017 c.166 §2; 2021 c.17 §6]