2007 ORS 172.110¹
  • appointment
  • qualifications
  • term
  • quorum
  • compensation and expenses

(1) The Commission on Indian Services shall be comprised of 13 members appointed jointly by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Membership shall include:

(a) One member from the Senate.

(b) One member from the House of Representatives.

(c) One member from the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

(d) One member from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

(e) One member from the Burns-Paiute Tribe.

(f) One member from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon.

(g) One member from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

(h) One member from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.

(i) One member from the Confederated Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes.

(j) One member from the Klamath Tribe.

(k) One member from the Coquille Tribe.

(L) One member from each of the following areas in which nonreservation Indians reside:

(A) Portland urban area.

(B) Willamette Valley area.

(2) If the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President of the Senate is a member, either may designate from time to time an alternate from among the members of the appropriate house to exercise the powers of the Speaker or President as a member of the commission except that the alternate shall not preside if the Speaker or President is chairperson.

(3) All appointments of those representing the Indian population shall be made from nominees selected by the appropriate tribal council or the representative Indian organizations in the identified nonreservation areas.

(4) The term of office is two years. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority for the unexpired term.

(5) In the event that other nonfederally recognized tribes indigenous to Oregon obtain federal recognition status, the Commission on Indian Services may recommend to the Legislative Assembly that membership on the commission be granted to such tribes who demonstrate proof of federal recognition and their authority to speak in the interest of the tribe they represent. However, the total number of membership positions on the commission shall not exceed 13. In order to accommodate tribal representatives, the adjustment shall be made from among members designated under subsection (1)(L) of this section. Individual nontribal groups and organizations shall not be considered for membership on the commission. Though individual nontribal groups and organizations shall not be specifically represented on the commission, the commission as a whole shall serve as a forum for considering the needs and concerns of these groups and organizations as well as the needs and concerns of all American Indians in Oregon.

(6) The commission shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson for a term of one year and shall determine the duties of the officers.

(7) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business but no final decision may be made without an affirmative vote of the majority of the members appointed to the commission.

(8) Members who are not members of the Legislative Assembly may be paid compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions), from such funds as may be available to the commission therefor. Members who are members of the Legislative Assembly shall be paid compensation and expense reimbursement as provided in ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers), payable from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly. [1975 c.688 §2; 1977 c.891 §4; 1979 c.33 §2; 1985 c.268 §1; 1985 c.565 §17; 1987 c.54 §1; 1987 c.879 §2; 1991 c.147 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Expenses incurred by a state legislator as an appointee of the Governor's Committee on Aging, (1976) Vol 37, p 1475; appoint­ment of members of Commission on Indian Services, (1983) Vol 43, p 205

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 172—Commission on Uniform Laws; Commission on Indian Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­172.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 172, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­172ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.