2011 ORS § 176.262¹
Governors Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor
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(1) The Governors Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is established consisting of seven members appointed by the Governor as follows:

(a) One member shall be a representative of the Governors office;

(b) One member shall be a representative of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training;

(c) One member shall be a representative of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police;

(d) One member shall be a representative of the Oregon State Sheriffs Association;

(e) One member shall be a representative of a statewide organization of police officers;

(f) One member shall be a representative of a statewide organization of peace officers; and

(g) One member shall be a surviving family member of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.

(2) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) The commission shall:

(a) Adopt rules establishing qualifications for nomination as a recipient of the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice;

(b) Meet at least once every six months to consider candidates for nomination for the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice; and

(c) Nominate candidates for the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice.

(4) The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training shall provide staff for the commission.

(5) The commission may seek and accept contributions of funds and assistance from any source for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of ORS 176.260 (Medal of Honor). All funds received by the commission under this subsection shall be paid into the State Treasury and deposited into the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Account established in ORS 176.264 (Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Account).

(6) A member of the commission is not entitled to compensation nor to reimbursement for travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of duties as a member of the commission. [2005 c.284 §2; 2007 c.329 §1; 2011 c.434 §3]