2017 ORS 192.420¹
(Title not available: statute has been repealed or renumbered.)

[1973 c.794 §3; 1999 c.574 §1; 2003 c.403 §1; renumbered 192.314 (Right to inspect public records) in 2017]

See also annota­tions under ORS 192.010 and 240.120 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

This statute creates right of access to public records that is not dependent on the requestor’s need or motiva­tion; a public body may not refuse to produce records subject to inspec­tion under this sec­tion just because requestor already possesses them; and plaintiff’s pos­ses­sion of the records does not justify trial court’s refusal to declare the records public and subject to disclosure. Smith v. School District No. 45, 63 Or App 685, 666 P2d 1345 (1983), Sup Ct review denied

The public interest in disclosure of public records was not satisfied by “disclosure” of summarizing docu­ment, regardless of whether summary satisfied individual need of requesting party. Coos County v. Ore. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 86 Or App 168, 739 P2d 47 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Background ma­te­ri­als concerning agenda matters for city and county governing bodies as public records, (1978) Vol 38, p 1761

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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.