2017 ORS 279C.534¹
Advisory committee for monitoring implementation of apprenticeship condition in public improvement contracts

(1) The Bureau of Labor and Industries shall establish and provide staffing for an advisory committee to monitor the implementation of, to advise state contracting agencies on compliance with, and to advise the Legislative Assembly on changes needed for better implementation of the requirements set forth in ORS 279C.533 (Condition concerning employment of apprentices to perform percentage of work hours that workers in apprenticeable occupations perform on public improvements).

(2) The advisory committee consists of six members appointed by the Governor for a term of four years, with equal representation from construction contractors that have completed public improvement contracts for the state, or from an association of construction contractors, and from workers who have performed labor on public improvement contracts for the state, or from labor organizations that represent the workers. The Governor may reappoint a member.

(3) The advisory committee may:

(a) Request reports from state contracting agencies concerning compliance with ORS 279C.533 (Condition concerning employment of apprentices to perform percentage of work hours that workers in apprenticeable occupations perform on public improvements), either regularly or in instances when the advisory committee believes a state contracting agency has failed to comply;

(b) Conduct inspections of public improvement contract project sites to determine how state contracting agencies and contractors have implemented the requirements of ORS 279C.533 (Condition concerning employment of apprentices to perform percentage of work hours that workers in apprenticeable occupations perform on public improvements); and

(c) Make recommendations to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries concerning changes that the advisory committee believes necessary to better implement the requirements of ORS 279C.533 (Condition concerning employment of apprentices to perform percentage of work hours that workers in apprenticeable occupations perform on public improvements).

(4) A majority of the members of the advisory committee constitutes a quorum for transacting business and a majority of the members of the advisory committee must approve any official action.

(5) The Governor shall appoint a member to replace any member that leaves a vacancy on the advisory committee. The appointment is immediately effective.

(6) The advisory committee shall meet at least once each calendar quarter and may adopt procedures necessary to carry out the committee’s functions.

(7) Members of the advisory committee are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses the members incur in performing the members’ official duties. The Bureau of Labor and Industries shall pay the expenses out of funds appropriated to the bureau for the advisory committee. [2017 c.416 §4]

Note: 279C.534 (Advisory committee for monitoring implementation of apprenticeship condition in public improvement contracts) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 279C or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279C—Public Improvements and Related Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors279C.­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.