Plant Pest Control

ORS 570.770
Invasive Species Council

  • membership
  • terms


(1)

The Invasive Species Council is established within the State Department of Agriculture. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the council consists of 22 members, as follows:

(a)

Eight members are ex officio voting members with terms that do not expire. The ex officio voting members are:

(A)

The Director of Agriculture, or a designated representative.

(B)

The Director of the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, or a designated representative.

(C)

The State Fish and Wildlife Director, or a designated representative.

(D)

The director of the Sea Grant College program, or a designated representative.

(E)

The State Forester, or a designated representative.

(F)

The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or a designated representative.

(G)

The State Marine Director, or a designated representative.

(H)

The State Parks and Recreation Director, or a designated representative.

(b)

Ten members are voting members. The ex officio voting members identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall jointly appoint the voting members for a term of two years, but each appointed voting member serves at the pleasure of the ex officio voting members. Before a voting member’s term expires, the ex officio voting members shall appoint a successor with a term that begins on January 1 next following. An appointed voting member may not serve on the council for more than two consecutive terms. If a vacancy in a voting member’s position occurs, the ex officio members shall make an appointment that becomes immediately effective and that continues until the end of the term of the vacating voting member. In appointing voting members, the ex officio voting members shall ensure to the extent possible that the appointments represent the geographic, cultural and economic diversity of this state. Each appointment of a voting member must represent a different category of interest, as follows:

(A)

A member who represents an organization or association with the purpose of advocating environmental stewardship;

(B)

A member who represents an organization or association that advocates on behalf of private industry in this state;

(C)

A member who represents a native American or Indian tribe or association of tribes within this state;

(D)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson or Josephine Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns;

(E)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco or Wheeler Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns;

(F)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln or Tillamook Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns;

(G)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Klamath, Lake or Malheur Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns;

(H)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion or Polk Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns;

(I)

A member who represents an entity, regardless of the form of the entity, with a headquarters or principal operations in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington or Yamhill Counties and with a purpose of responding to invasive species concerns; and

(J)

A member who represents the public.

(c)

Four members are ex officio nonvoting members without a specified term of service. The ex officio nonvoting members are:

(A)

The State Invasive Species Coordinator;

(B)

A representative of the Governor with expertise in natural resource issues;

(C)

A member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate;

(D)

A member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(2)

The voting members of the council shall invite the United States Department of the Interior, the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Homeland Security, and may invite other federal agencies, to designate representatives as ex officio nonvoting members of the council without specified terms of service.

(3)

A member of the council is not entitled to compensation under ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). A member of the council other than the State Invasive Species Coordinator is not entitled to reimbursement for expenses. At the discretion of the council, council members may be reimbursed from funds available to the council for actual and necessary travel and other expenses that members of the council incur in performing the members’ official duties, subject to the limits described in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [Formerly 561.687; 2013 c.181 §1; 2015 c.486 §1; 2019 c.622 §2]

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