2015 ORS 184.486¹
Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission
  • members
  • duties
  • terms
  • reports

(1) There is created the Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission consisting of nine members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint two members from among members of the Senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority party.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members from among members of the House of Representatives, one from the majority party and one from the minority party.

(c) The Governor shall appoint one member from an executive branch agency.

(d) The State Chief Information Officer shall appoint one member.

(e) The Legislative Fiscal Officer shall appoint one member.

(f) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each appoint one member of the public with experience or interest in public finance, public relations, measurement of performance outcomes or technology.

(2) The commission shall advise and make recommendations to the State Chief Information Officer regarding the creation, contents and operation of, and enhancements to, the Oregon transparency website.

(3) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for transacting business.

(4) A majority of the members of the commission must approve official action by the commission.

(5) The commission shall elect one of the commission’s members to serve as chairperson not later than October 1 of each odd-numbered year.

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

(7) The commission shall meet at times and places that the chairperson or a majority of the members of the commission specifies.

(8) The commission may adopt rules necessary to operate the commission.

(9) The commission shall use the services of permanent staff of the Legislative Fiscal Office to the greatest extent practicable to staff the commission. The State Chief Information Officer may provide additional assistance.

(10) Notwithstanding ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers), members of the commission who are members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to mileage expenses or a per diem and serve as volunteers on the commission.

(11) Members of the commission who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers on the commission.

(12) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), shall assist the commission in performing the commission’s duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the commission consider necessary to perform the members’ duties.

(13) The commission shall report to the Legislative Assembly not later than February 15 of each odd-numbered year. The report must describe:

(a) Enhancements made to the Oregon transparency website during the previous two calendar years;

(b) Possible future enhancements to the website, including but not limited to including information that relates to:

(A) Performance outcomes that measure the success of state agency programs in achieving goals;

(B) State agency bond debt;

(C) State agency expenses for capital improvements;

(D) Numbers and descriptions of jobs created through state agency contracts and subcontracts;

(E) Lists of businesses and individuals that receive tax credits, deductions, refunds, rebates and other subsidies from a state agency;

(F) Lists of the names of contractors that received a contract from a state agency, including the number of contracts and compensation the contractors received; and

(G) Lists of the number of contracts that each state agency entered into during a biennium and the amount of moneys each state agency spent on the contracts; and

(c) The feasibility of including an interactive application where citizens can simulate balancing a biennial budget for the state.

(14) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Before a member’s term expires, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor whose term begins on January 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment that becomes immediately effective for the unexpired term. [2009 c.838 §3; 2011 c.272 §19; 2013 c.722 §27; 2015 c.807 §21]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.