2013 ORS § 30.260¹
Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300

As used in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Department means the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

(2) Director means the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

(3) Governing body means the group or officer in which the controlling authority of any public body is vested.

(4) Public body means:

(a) A public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (Public body defined);

(b) Any nonprofit corporation that is organized and existing under ORS chapter 65 and that has only political subdivisions or municipal, quasi-municipal or public corporations in this state as members;

(c) A private child-caring agency, as defined in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998), that meets the criteria specified in ORS 278.322 (Child care facility liability insurance coverage) (1)(a) and that receives more than 50 percent of its funding from the state for the purpose of providing residential treatment to children who have been placed in the care and custody of the state or that provides residential treatment to children more than half of whom have been placed in the care and custody of the state; or

(d) A private, nonprofit organization that provides public transportation services if more than 50 percent of the organizations funding for the purpose of providing public transportation services is received from governmental bodies.

(5) State means:

(a) State government as defined in ORS 174.111 (State government defined);

(b) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation; and

(c) The Oregon Utility Notification Center.

(6) Local public body means any public body other than the state.

(7) Nuclear incident has the meaning given that term in 42 U.S.C. 2014(q).

(8) Tort means the breach of a legal duty that is imposed by law, other than a duty arising from contract or quasi-contract, the breach of which results in injury to a specific person or persons for which the law provides a civil right of action for damages or for a protective remedy. [1967 c.627 §1; 1975 c.609 §11; 1977 c.823 §1; 1981 c.109 §1; 1987 c.915 §9; subsections (7) and (8) enacted as 1987 c.705 §6; 1989 c.905 §1; 1989 c.1004 §2; 1993 c.500 §3; 1997 c.215 §4; 2005 c.684 §1; 2005 c.798 §2; 2009 c.67 §9]

Note: Sections 7 and 8, chapter 67, Oregon Laws 2009, provide:

Sec. 7. Task Force on Oregon Tort Claims Act. (1) There is created the Task Force on the Oregon Tort Claims Act, consisting of four members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint two members from among members of the Senate.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members from among members of the House of Representatives.

(2) The task force shall:

(a) Study the impact of sections 2 to 6 of this 2009 Act and the operation of other laws governing the tort liability of public bodies; and

(b) Prepare a report for submission to the Legislative Assembly that contains the task forces findings and recommendations relating to the tort liability of public bodies.

(3) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(5) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

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

(7) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(8) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(9) The task force may presession file legislation in the manner provided in ORS 171.130 (Presession filing of proposed measures) for interim committees. All legislation recommended by official action of the task force must indicate that it is introduced at the request of the task force.

(10) The task force shall report to the Legislative Assembly in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) at any time within 30 days after its final meeting or at such later time as the President and Speaker may designate.

(11) The Legislative Administrator may employ persons necessary for the performance of the functions of the task force. The Legislative Administrator shall fix the duties and amounts of compensation of these employees. The task force shall use the services of permanent legislative staff to the greatest extent practicable.

(12) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (State government defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2009 c.67 §7]

Sec. 8. (1) Section 7 of this 2009 Act becomes operative on January 1, 2014.

(2) Section 7 of this 2009 Act is repealed on March 1, 2015. [2009 c.67 §8]