ORS 173.625¹
Effect of expiration of terms of committee members
  • director vacancy

(1) The expiration of the terms of members of the Legislative Policy and Research Committee, as provided in ORS 173.615 (Membership), does not affect the employment of any individual filling a position previously approved by the committee.

(2) Upon the expiration of the terms of members and until the newly appointed Legislative Policy and Research Committee provides otherwise, the Legislative Policy and Research Director may employ and fix the compensation of individuals the director considers necessary for the effective conduct of the work supervised or managed by the director.

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 173.605 (Legislative Policy and Research Committee established) and 173.615 (Membership), if a vacancy occurs in the position of director after the expiration of the terms of members and before the appointment of members of a new Legislative Policy and Research Committee, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may jointly select a director. The director selected by the President and the Speaker serves at their pleasure at a salary jointly fixed by the President and the Speaker that does not exceed the salary last fixed by the committee. The President and Speaker may act in lieu of the committee under ORS 293.335 (Designation of individual by legislative committee to approve disbursements) in designating the director they select to approve disbursements and in filing the statement of designation. After appointment of a Legislative Policy and Research Committee, the director selected under this subsection serves at the pleasure of the committee and the committee may exercise power and authority over the director as if the director had been selected by the committee. [2016 c.88 §4; 2017 c.17 §15]

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.
Currency Information