2007 ORS 421.621¹
Corrections Facilities Siting Authority
  • membership
  • duties

(1) There is established a Corrections Facilities Siting Authority. Subject to the approval of the Governor, the authority shall make corrections facility site selection decisions as set forth in ORS 421.623 (Hearings in region where nominated site located). The authority shall consist of five persons, to be appointed by the Governor and to serve at the Governor’s pleasure. The Governor shall appoint one of the members as chairperson.

(2) A majority of the authority members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Members of the authority are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor.

(3) The authority shall:

(a) Direct such staff as assigned to it by the Department of Corrections;

(b) Consult with the department, local government officials and others as it deems necessary;

(c) Hold hearings; and

(d) Make decisions on the siting of corrections facilities. [1995 c.745 §6]

Note: See note under 421.611 (Findings).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 421—Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­421.­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.
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