ORS 198.550¹
Publication of ordinance
  • emergency ordinance procedure

(1) Except as provided by subsection (3) of this section, before an ordinance is adopted it shall be read during regular meetings of the district board on two different days at least six days apart. The reading of an ordinance shall be full and distinct unless at the meeting:

(a) A copy of the ordinance is available for each person who desires a copy; and

(b) The board directs that the reading be by title only.

(2) Except as provided by subsection (3) of this section, the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the district board is required to adopt an ordinance.

(3) An ordinance to meet an emergency may be introduced, read once and put on its final passage at a regular or special board meeting, without being described in a published agenda, if the reasons requiring immediate action are described in the ordinance. The unanimous approval of all members of the board at the meeting, a quorum being present, is required to adopt an emergency ordinance. [1971 c.268 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Where substantial change is made in proposed ordinance, this sec­tion requires that revised ordinance be read twice during regular meetings of board on two different days at least six days apart. Drummond v. Oregon Dept. of Trans. 83 Or App 66, 730 P2d 582 (1986)

Chapter 198

Atty. Gen. Opinions

When rural fire protec­tion district may levy taxes on prop­erty within a forest protec­tion district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 198—Special Districts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors198.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 198, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano198.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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