2011 ORS § 182.132¹
Ability to offer government services through portal
  • convenience fee

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services, with the advice of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board, shall provide the ability for state agencies to offer government services by means of an electronic government portal. The electronic government portal must be secure and must meet usability standards developed in cooperation with the advisory board.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, the department under the provisions of the Public Contracting Code may contract with an electronic government portal provider.

(3)(a) The department may charge members of the public a convenience fee or may authorize an electronic government portal provider to charge a convenience fee for an electronic government service if the advisory board recommends that the department charge or authorize a convenience fee for the electronic government service. The convenience fee must reflect the costs incurred in hosting, operating, maintaining or implementing the electronic government portal.

(b) The department shall cooperate with the advisory board to identify the electronic government portals or governmental services to which the convenience fee applies.

(4) The department may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section.

(5) Not later than the beginning of each odd-numbered year regular legislative session, the department shall prepare and submit to the Legislative Assembly a report in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) that summarizes the departments activities under the provisions of this section. [2009 c.829 §3; 2011 c.545 §30]

Note: See note under 182.126 (Definitions).