2013 ORS § 171.565¹
Vote required for confirmation
  • interim Senate meetings

(1) In case of any executive appointment made subject to confirmation of the Senate, the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Senate shall be necessary for confirmation. If an appointment is not confirmed by the Senate, the Governor shall make another appointment, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

(2) The name of the individual to be appointed or reappointed shall be submitted to the Senate by the Governor. The Senate shall take up the question of confirmation as soon after the convening of a regular or special session as is appropriate or upon a convening of the Senate to carry out its duties under section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution. The question of confirmation may be referred to committee or it may be acted upon without such referral.

(3) Members of the Senate convened to carry out duties of the Senate under section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution, shall be considered in attendance at a meeting of an interim committee during the period of convening for purposes of ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers).

(4) If the name of an individual to be appointed or reappointed submitted by the Governor is not acted upon during the term of the Legislative Assembly to which it is submitted, the name may be resubmitted to the subsequent term by the Governor on or after the date the Legislative Assembly convenes in the subsequent regular session. [1981 c.4 §2; enacted in lieu of 171.570; 1985 c.35 §1]