2017 ORS 192.410¹
(Title not available: statute has been repealed or renumbered.)

[1973 c.794 §2; 1989 c.377 §1; 1993 c.787 §4; 2001 c.237 §1; 2005 c.659 §4; 2017 c.456 §2; renumbered 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) in 2017]

Notes of Decisions

Oregon State Bar is state agency for purpose of Public Records Act and must submit challenged records to Attorney General for review and determina­tion. State ex rel Frohnmayer v. Oregon State Bar, 91 Or App 690, 756 P2d 689 (1988), aff’d 307 Or 304, 767 P2d 893 (1989)

Oregon State Bar is state agency under ORS 192.410 (2) and Attorney General is thus proper per­son to receive and review peti­tions for produc­tion of bar’s records. State ex rel Frohnmayer v. Oregon State Bar, 307 Or 304, 767 P2d 893 (1989)

Where public body’s only basis for claiming records are exempt from disclosure as confidential is contract whereby it agreed to keep them confidential, it did not make other re­quired showings under ORS 192.502 for excep­tion. AA Ambulance Co., Inc. v. Multnomah County, 102 Or App 398, 794 P2d 813 (1990)

Factors relevant to whether entity is “public body” are origin, nature of func­tion, scope of authority, nature and level of govern­ment financing, nature and scope of govern­ment control and status of entity of­fi­cers and employees. Marks v. McKenzie High School Fact-Finding Team, 319 Or 451, 878 P2d 417 (1994)

Whether entity is govern­ment agency or depart­ment is governed by same factors used to identify public bodies. Laine v. City of Rockaway Beach, 134 Or App 655, 896 P2d 1219 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Informa­tion concerning allega­tions of unfair labor practices of public record, (1976) Vol 38, p 467

  • KVAL News, Dec 11, 2009
    “A video captured by the Taser a Eugene police of­fi­cer used to shock a Chinese student in September is a public record and not exempt from public disclosure, the district attorney ruled on Friday. ...”
  • The Oregonian / Tim Gleason, Mar 7, 2009
    “The Oregon Legislature has the opportunity to make a stand in support of the state's Public Records Law when it considers the long list of bills introduced in this session that would exempt in­for­ma­­tion from public access. ...”
  • Swider Medeiros Haver LLP Blog / Martin Medeiros, Nov 30, 2009
    “The so called Web 2.0 . . . has brought great change in our society: the disrup­tion, if not marginaliza­tion, of the tradi­tional print periodicals; a growing importance in intellectual prop­erty; and the rapid efficiency of in­for­ma­­tion flow. But, it also has complexities that must be attended to and not overlooked by its ease of use and entertaining value.”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 192—Records; Public Reports and Meetings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors192.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano192.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.