ORS 196.175¹
Pacific Ocean Resources Compact ratified

(1) The Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon hereby ratifies the Pacific Ocean Resources Compact as set forth in ORS 196.180 (Compact provisions). This compact shall take effect after two or more of the States of Alaska, California, Hawaii or Washington ratify the compact and consent is granted by Congress as required by section 10, Article I of the Constitution of the United States.

(2) In addition to the States of Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington, the Province of British Columbia may become an associate party to the compact, without voting power. Upon request of the Province of British Columbia and approval of Congress, the Province of British Columbia may become a full party to this compact with the same rights and powers as the party states. [1991 c.617 §1]

Note: 196.175 (Pacific Ocean Resources Compact ratified) to 196.185 (Representation on compact) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 196 by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors196.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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