ORS 173.615¹
Membership
  • term
  • continuing existence
  • advisory committees
  • quorum

(1)(a) The Legislative Policy and Research Committee shall consist of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, members of the House appointed by the Speaker so that there is an equal number of majority party and minority party members of the House including the Speaker, and members of the Senate appointed by the President so that there is an equal number of majority party and minority party members of the Senate including the President. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate may each designate, from among the members of the appropriate house, majority party and minority party alternates to exercise powers as members of the committee.

(b) The appointing authorities shall appoint members of a new committee within 30 days after the earlier of:

(A) The date of the convening of an odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly; or

(B) The date of the convening of an organizational session of the odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly.

(2)(a) The term of a member of the committee shall expire upon the earlier of:

(A) The date of the convening of the odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly next following the member’s appointment; or

(B) The date of the convening of an organizational session of the odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly next following the member’s appointment.

(b) Vacancies occurring in the membership of the committee shall be filled by the appointing authority so as to ensure an equal number of majority party and minority party members from the appropriate house.

(3) The committee has a continuing existence and may meet, act and conduct its business during the sessions of the Legislative Assembly or any recess thereof, and in the interim period between sessions, but the committee has no authority to affect the rules of either house.

(4) The committee may appoint advisory committees or subcommittees. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, individuals other than members of the Legislative Assembly may serve on such advisory committees or subcommittees. A member of an advisory committee or subcommittee who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly shall be compensated and reimbursed in the manner provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(5) The committee may not transact business unless a quorum is present. A quorum consists of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate.

(6) Action by the committee requires the affirmative vote of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate. [2016 c.88 §3; 2017 c.17 §14]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 173—Legislative Service Agencies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors173.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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