2013 ORS § 203.100¹
Fiscal assistance board for county fiscal emergency
  • membership
  • termination

(1)(a) A fiscal assistance board established pursuant to ORS 203.095 (County fiscal emergency with respect to state-required services) consists of:

(A) Five members appointed by the Governor who have knowledge of and experience with county services and fiscal management;

(B) All members of the governing body of the county, who serve as ex officio members;

(C) The sheriff for the county, who serves as an ex officio member, and who:

(i) Is a voting member for matters concerning public safety services; and

(ii) Is a nonvoting member for all other matters;

(D) The Secretary of State, the State Treasurer and the Director of the Department of Revenue, who serve as nonvoting ex officio members;

(E) One nonvoting member appointed by the President of the Senate; and

(F) One nonvoting member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(b) Prior to making appointments under this section, the Governor shall consult with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the purpose of receiving their recommendations for appointments.

(2) A fiscal assistance board shall perform the functions described in this section and ORS 203.095 (County fiscal emergency with respect to state-required services).

(3) A majority of the members of the fiscal assistance board who are appointed by the Governor and a majority of the county officials listed in subsection (1)(a)(B) and (C) of this section must be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A meeting of the board constitutes a meeting of both the board and the county governing body and requires appropriate meeting notices and adherence to public meeting laws under ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690).

(4) Official action by the fiscal assistance board requires the approval of:

(a) A majority of the members of the board who are appointed by the Governor; and

(b) A majority of the county officials listed in subsection (1)(a)(B) and (C) of this section.

(5) The fiscal assistance board shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(6) Appointed members of the fiscal assistance board serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority for a term of four years, subject to subsection (10) of this section.

(7) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(8) The fiscal assistance board shall use the services of permanent staff of the offices of the Governor, the Secretary of State and the State Treasurer, and the Department of Revenue to the greatest extent practicable. However, the Governor, the Secretary of State and the State Treasurer may agree to employ individuals to support the performance of the functions of the board, if necessary, and the employing state official shall fix the duties and amounts of compensation of these employees.

(9) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (State government defined), are directed to assist the fiscal assistance board in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish information and advice as the members of the board consider necessary to perform their duties.

(10) A fiscal assistance board terminates when the Governor declares that the fiscal emergency declared under ORS 203.095 (County fiscal emergency with respect to state-required services) has ended. [2009 c.789 §2; 2012 c.76 §2]

Note: 203.100 (Fiscal assistance board for county fiscal emergency) is repealed January 2, 2016. See section 5, chapter 76, Oregon Laws 2012, as amended by section 1, chapter 485, Oregon Laws 2013.

Note: 203.100 (Fiscal assistance board for county fiscal emergency) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 203 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.