2013 ORS § 250.137¹
Citizens Initiative Review Commission
  • members
  • term of office
  • rules

(1) The Citizens Initiative Review Commission is established as a semi-independent state agency subject to ORS 182.456 (Definitions for ORS 182.456 to 182.472) to 182.472 (Reports). The commission shall consist of 11 members. The members shall be appointed in the following manner:

(a) The Governor shall appoint three members who have at some time been selected by the four appointed members of an explanatory statement committee under ORS 251.205 (Appointment of committee to draft explanatory statement of measure proposed by initiative or referendum) (5) to prepare an explanatory statement, as follows:

(A) One member recommended by the leadership of the Democratic party in the Senate and one member recommended by the leadership of the Republican party in the Senate.

(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, one member recommended by the leadership of the political party with the largest representation in the Senate that is not the same party as the Governor.

(C) If more than two political parties are represented in the Senate, one member recommended by the leadership of a third political party with the largest representation in the Senate.

(b) Four former moderators shall be appointed as members as described in ORS 250.143 (Evaluation of citizen panel procedures).

(c) Four electors who have served on a citizen panel shall be appointed as members as described in ORS 250.143 (Evaluation of citizen panel procedures).

(2) The term of office of a member of the commission is four years, with the terms of no more than six members expiring every two years. Vacancies shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term, consistent with subsection (1) of this section.

(3) The commission shall:

(a) Ensure that the citizen panels are convened to review initiated measures in a fair and impartial manner.

(b) Adopt rules necessary to carry out the commissions duties under ORS 250.137 (Citizens Initiative Review Commission) to 250.149 (Determination of sufficient funds for commission and citizen panels). [2011 c.365 §2; 2013 c.722 §12]

Note: 250.137 (Citizens Initiative Review Commission) is repealed July 1, 2015. See sections 21 and 22, chapter 722, Oregon Laws 2013.

Note: Sections 3 and 11, chapter 365, Oregon Laws 2011, provide:

Sec. 3. Initial appointment and organization of Citizens Initiative Review Commission. Notwithstanding section 2 of this 2011 Act [250.137 (Citizens Initiative Review Commission)], the first Citizens Initiative Review Commission shall consist of seven members to be appointed and serve as follows:

(1) The Governor shall appoint three members who have at some time been selected by the four appointed members of an explanatory statement committee under ORS 251.205 (Appointment of committee to draft explanatory statement of measure proposed by initiative or referendum) (5) to prepare an explanatory statement, as follows:

(a) One member recommended by the leadership of the Democratic party in the Senate and one member recommended by the leadership of the Republican party in the Senate.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, one member recommended by the leadership of the political party with the largest representation in the Senate that is not the same party as the Governor.

(c) If more than two political parties are represented in the Senate, one member recommended by the leadership of a third political party with the largest representation in the Senate.

(2) The three members appointed by the Governor under subsection (1) of this section shall appoint:

(a) Two members from among persons who have served as a moderator for a citizen panel, one to serve for a term of two years and one to serve for a term of four years; and

(b) Two members from among electors who have served on a citizen panel, one to serve for a term of two years and one to serve for a term of four years.

(3) The Governor shall determine at random which two members appointed under subsection (1) of this section shall serve a term of four years and which member shall serve a term of two years.

(4) In the event that a members position cannot be filled under this section, the Governor may appoint one or more persons who have experience conducting citizen review panels to be members of the initial commission for a two-year term. [2011 c.365 §3]

Sec. 11. (1) Any expenses incurred in the initial appointment and organization of the Citizens Initiative Review Commission under section 3, chapter 365, Oregon Laws 2011, shall be paid by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services from moneys appropriated to the department.

(2) When the Citizens Initiative Review Commission determines that moneys in sufficient amount are available in the account established under ORS 182.470 (Depository accounts for moneys collected or received by semi-independent state agencies), the commission shall reimburse the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, without interest, in an amount equal to the amount paid by the department for expenses under subsection (1) of this section. [2011 c.365 §11; 2013 c.722 §18]

Note: Sections 21 and 22, chapter 722, Oregon Laws 2013, provide:

Sec. 21. (1) ORS 250.137 (Citizens Initiative Review Commission), 250.139 (Citizen panels), 250.141 (Citizen panel statements), 250.143 (Evaluation of citizen panel procedures), 250.147 (Contributions to Citizens Initiative Review Commission) and 250.149 (Determination of sufficient funds for commission and citizen panels) and section 3, chapter 365, Oregon Laws 2011, are repealed.

(2) Section 11, chapter 365, Oregon Laws 2011, as amended by section 18 of this 2013 Act, is repealed. [2013 c.722 §21]

Sec. 22. The repeal of ORS 250.137 (Citizens Initiative Review Commission), 250.139 (Citizen panels), 250.141 (Citizen panel statements), 250.143 (Evaluation of citizen panel procedures), 250.147 (Contributions to Citizens Initiative Review Commission) and 250.149 (Determination of sufficient funds for commission and citizen panels) and sections 3 and 11, chapter 365, Oregon Laws 2011, by section 21 of this 2013 Act and the amendments to ORS 182.454 (Semi-independent state agencies) and 251.185 (Measures, estimates, statements and arguments included in voters pamphlet) by sections 19 and 20 of this 2013 Act become operative July 1, 2015. [2013 c.722 §22]