2007 ORS 417.730¹
State Commission on Children and Families
  • members
  • appointments
  • qualifications

(1) There is established a State Commission on Children and Families consisting of:

(a) The Director of Human Services;

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction;

(c) The Director of the Employment Department or, at the Governor’s direction, the chairperson of the Commission for Child Care;

(d) One member appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall be a member of the Senate and who shall be a nonvoting, advisory member;

(e) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of the House of Representatives and who shall be a nonvoting, advisory member; and

(f) Twelve members appointed by the Governor.

(2) The appointments made by the Governor shall reflect the state’s diverse populations and regions and shall include representatives with expertise along the full developmental continuum of a child from the prenatal stage through 18 years of age. The members appointed by the Governor shall include:

(a) One representative from the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors’ Association, from which the Governor may solicit suggestions for appointment;

(b) Six public members who have demonstrated interest in children, with consideration given to a youth member and persons from the education community;

(c) Two members from local commissions on children and families, one from a rural area and one from an urban area;

(d) One social service professional; and

(e) Two members from the business community who have demonstrated interest in children.

(3) The term of office of each member appointed by the Governor is four years. Before the expiration of the term of an appointed member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on October 1. An appointed member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy in an appointed position for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(4) The appointments by the Governor to the state commission are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(5) An appointed member of the state commission who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). 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.

(6)(a) The majority of the members of the state commission shall be laypersons.

(b) As used in this subsection, "layperson" means a person whose primary income is not derived from either offering direct service to children and youth or being an administrator for a program for children and youth. [1993 c.676 §4; 1999 c.1053 §5; 2001 c.104 §146; 2003 c.293 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 417—Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children; Children and Family Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­417.­html (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.
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.