2017 ORS 236.220¹
Deputy to fill vacancy in certain offices until person appointed qualifies

(1) During the interval between the time when a vacancy occurs in any county office, except the office of county commissioner, and the time when the person appointed by the county court or board of county commissioners to fill the vacant office qualifies therefor, the chief deputy of the affected office shall perform all the official acts and duties of such office.

(2) During the period the chief deputy serves as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the chief deputy shall be deemed to continue to occupy the position of chief deputy for the purpose of determining the status and rights of the chief deputy under the civil service law and Public Employees Retirement System, and such service shall in no respect affect the status or rights of the chief deputy under those systems. [Amended by 1963 c.161 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 236—Eligibility; Resignations, Removals and Vacancies; Discipline; Transfers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors236.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.