2015 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) Two former moderators shall be appointed as members as described in ORS 250.143 (Evaluation of citizen panel procedures).

(c) Six 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; 2014 c.72 §1]