2017 ORS 192.499¹
Public records subcommittee

(1) The Legislative Counsel Committee shall establish a public records subcommittee.

(2) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint to the subcommittee four members of the Legislative Assembly from among the members of the committee as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint:

(A) One member who is a member of the Senate and a member of the majority party; and

(B) One member who is a member of the Senate and a member of the minority party.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint:

(A) One member who is a member of the House of Representatives and a member of the majority party; and

(B) One member who is a member of the House of Representatives and a member of the minority party.

(c) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each appoint a cochair from the members described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection.

(3) The subcommittee shall review and may accept, modify or reject the plan or schedule for review of exemptions from disclosure for public records established by the Oregon Sunshine Committee under ORS 192.511 (Oregon Sunshine Committee).

(4) The subcommittee shall review the Oregon Sunshine Committee reports required by ORS 192.511 (Oregon Sunshine Committee) and may accept, modify or reject the Oregon Sunshine Committee reports as the reports of the subcommittee. On or before September 1 of each even-numbered year, the subcommittee shall submit the subcommittee report, with the original Oregon Sunshine Committee report as an appendix, to the Legislative Counsel Committee.

(5) The subcommittee shall cooperate with and invite advice and comment from:

(a) The Attorney General;

(b) The Governor;

(c) The Secretary of State;

(d) The State Treasurer;

(e) Any committee or task force appointed by the Attorney General, the Governor or the Secretary of State to examine any aspect of ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) or of the disclosure of public records; and

(f) The Oregon Sunshine Committee.

(6) Interested members of the public may provide comment to the subcommittee. [2017 c.654 §4]

Note: See note under 192.485 (Definitions for ORS 192.485 to 192.513).

Notes of Decisions

Failure of legislature to include reference to courts and court records such as those particularly named in ORS 192.005 (Definitions for ORS 192.005 to 192.170) tells against applica­tion of these sec­tions to courts. State ex rel KOIN-TV v. Olsen, 300 Or 392, 711 P2d 966 (1985)

School district’s blanket policy exempting public records from disclosure without individualized showing, violates public records law and is therefore unenforceable. Guard Publishing Co. v. Lane County School Dist., 310 Or 32, 791 P2d 854 (1990)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Financial state­ments of hospitals as public records, (1974) Vol 36, p 893; crim­i­nal records subject to Public Records Law, (1974) Vol 37, p 126; power of county to refuse the right to copy maps, which are public records, with an individual’s own equip­ment and to refuse to supply magnetic tape containing public records, (1979) Vol 39, p 721; Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is funda­mentally private-sector body, under virtually total private control, created by state to fulfill public purpose and is not state agency or public body subject to Public Records Law, (1989) Vol 46, p 155; ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to prison work program records, (1996) Vol 48, p 134; disclosure of per­sonal in­for­ma­­tion obtained from motor vehicle records, (1998) Vol 49, p 127

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 354-363 (1974); 55 OLR 354-359 (1976); 56 OLR 387 (1977)

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General’s Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; pro­hi­bi­­tion on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21

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).
 
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