ORS 401.821¹
Formation of emergency communications district
  • boundaries
  • approval of formation by safety agencies

(1) A 9-1-1 communications district may be created as provided in ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets) and 401.818 (Definitions for ORS 401.818 to 401.857) to 401.857 (Advisory committee).

(2) A 9-1-1 communications district shall consist of all the telephone exchange service areas located wholly or partly within a designated 9-1-1 jurisdiction’s service area that is served by a public safety answering point. A district may include more than one city and county.

(3) Before a petition for formation of a district is filed with the county board of the principal county under ORS 198.800 (Formation petition), it shall be approved by indorsement thereon by two-thirds of the governing bodies of all public or private safety agencies representing two-thirds of the population included within the proposed district. A county governing body shall not adopt an order under ORS 198.835 (Order for formation of district in single county) for the formation of a district unless the governing body first obtains written approval for the formation of the district from two-thirds of the governing bodies of all public or private safety agencies representing two-thirds of the population included within the proposed district.

(4) In addition to other required matters, the petition for formation shall state the number of district board members for the proposed district and the method of election of the board of the proposed district from among the methods described in ORS 401.836 (Manner of electing board members). [Formerly 401.812]

Note: See note under 401.818 (Definitions for ORS 401.818 to 401.857).

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors401.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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