The director may remove a member only after serving the member with a copy of the charges against the member and conducting a public hearing. The director shall serve the member with the copy of the charges and notice of the time and place of the public hearing at least 10 days before the date of the hearing. At the public hearing, the member may be represented by counsel and may present and respond to evidence regarding the charges.
If the director finds after a public hearing that there is cause to remove a member, the director shall send the member a notice under ORS 183.415 (Notice of right to hearing) stating the director’s intent to remove the member. If the member does not timely file a request for a contested case hearing, or if the director finds after a contested case hearing that there is cause to remove the member, the director may issue an order removing the member. When the order becomes final by operation of law, the director shall file with the Secretary of State a copy of the charges, all records and findings for the public hearing and any contested case hearing, and a copy of the order.
Members, officers and employees of the commission shall receive their actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. Subject to any limitations described under ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions) (2), the commission shall adopt uniform and reasonable rules governing the incurring and paying of such expenses. [Amended by 1959 c.596 §36; 1977 c.198 §27; 2009 c.193 §9; 2011 c.9 §79; 2011 c.181 §9]