ORS 778.215¹
  • confirmation
  • vacancies

(1) Upon the expiration of the term of a commissioner, a successor shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation as provided by ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). Except as provided in ORS 778.220 (Removal) and 778.235 (Causes of vacancies), appointees, when confirmed, shall hold office for a term of four years and until their respective successors have been appointed, confirmed and qualified.

(2) If a vacancy occurs by death, resignation or disqualification of a commissioner, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term subject to confirmation as provided by subsection (1) of this section. [Amended by 1969 c.695 §15; 1971 c.728 §127]

Notes of Decisions

Where Senate fails to confirm reappoint­ment of incumbent, incumbent has right to continue in office as holdover pending appoint­ment and confirma­tion of successor. State ex rel Adams v. Powell, 171 Or App 81, 15 P3d 54 (2000)

Referenced excep­tions to service for four-year term are exclusive grounds for removal of port com­mis­sioner. State ex rel Adams v. Powell, 171 Or App 81, 15 P3d 54 (2000)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 778—Port of Portland, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors778.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 778, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­778ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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