ORS 357.400¹
Definitions for ORS 357.400 to 357.621

As used in ORS 357.400 (Definitions for ORS 357.400 to 357.621) to 357.621 (Public hearings required prior to abolishing or withdrawing support from public library):

(1) "Governing body" means the board, commission, council or other body which governs the local government unit.

(2) "Local government unit" means any city, county, library service district established under ORS chapter 451, school district, community college district or a library district established under ORS 357.216 (Definitions for ORS 357.216 to 357.286) to 357.286 (Retirement system for employees).

(3) "Public library" or "public library system" means a public agency responsible for providing and making accessible to all residents of a local government unit library and information services suitable to persons of all ages. [1955 c.432 §2; 1975 c.476 §16; 1981 c.226 §17; 1983 c.740 §119]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 357—Libraries; Archives; Poet Laureate, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors357.­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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