2011 ORS § 358.600¹
Periodic review of certain state archival agencies by commission
  • joint meetings with agencies

(1) The Oregon Heritage Commission shall:

(a) Periodically review the authority, duties and mission of the commission, the State Archives, the State Library and the State Historical Records Advisory Board;

(b) Establish a schedule of semiannual joint meetings of representatives of the agencies listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection to define the duties of each agency and to ensure collaboration, and reduce overlap, among the agencies;

(c) Solicit, from the State Historical Records Advisory Board and other agencies and organizations dedicated to the preservation of Oregon history, a five-year plan and arrange for the agencies and organizations to review their plans jointly to define the duties of each agency and organization, to ensure collaboration, and reduce overlap, among the agencies and organizations and to consider regionalization and assistance to rural communities; and

(d) Develop a plan for centralized coordination of requests for funding from, and awards of grants to, local agencies and organizations dedicated to the preservation of Oregon history.

(2) The State Archives shall provide staff support for the duties of the Oregon Heritage Commission under this section. [2011 c.372 §4]

Note: 358.600 (Periodic review of certain state archival agencies by commission) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 358 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 676, Oregon Laws 2011, provide:

Sec. 1. (1) The Task Force on Oregon Heritage Vitality is established, consisting of 14 members appointed as follows:

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

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

(c) The Governor shall appoint:

(A) Members representing each of the following:

(i) The Oregon Heritage Commission;

(ii) The State Historic Preservation Officer;

(iii) The Association of Oregon Counties;

(iv) The League of Oregon Cities;

(v) The Oregon Historical Society;

(vi) The Oregon Cultural Trust;

(vii) The Oregon Museums Association;

(viii) The Oregon Tourism Commission;

(ix) A private or not-for-profit heritage organization; and

(x) A federally recognized Indian tribe in Oregon; and

(B) Two public members at large.

(2) The task force shall:

(a) Review Oregons systems for providing public funds to the Oregon Historical Society, county historical societies and museums and other Oregon heritage organizations.

(b) Review county historical fund operations and the effectiveness of county historical funds in promoting historical museums, history education, heritage tourism, historic preservation and related economic development.

(c) Review city museum operations and the effectiveness of city museums in promoting historical museums, history education, heritage tourism, historic preservation and related economic development.

(d) Study and assess the amounts of private moneys supporting county historical fund operations and city museum operations and recommend programs or changes to expand private support of those operations.

(e) Evaluate statutory law relating to county historical funds and city museums, as codified in ORS chapter 358, and the related administrative rules adopted by state agencies.

(f) Study, assess and recommend programs and projects, including pilot projects, to encourage coordinated efforts at the state, county and city levels to improve heritage tourism, history education and historic preservation and related economic development.

(3) A majority of the voting 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 voting members of the task force.

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

(6) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the respective 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 voting members of the task force.

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

(9) The task force shall submit a report, and may include recommendations for legislation, to the joint legislative committee established under ORS 171.555 (Joint Committee on Ways and Means) or an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to Oregon heritage, as appropriate, no later than October 1, 2012.

(10) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall provide staff support to the task force.

(11) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses incurred in performing functions of the task force shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the State Parks and Recreation Department for purposes of the task force. [2011 c.676 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2011 Act is repealed on February 4, 2013. [2011 c.676 §2]