2017 ORS 285A.148¹
Oregon-China Sister State Committee
  • membership
  • term

(1) The Oregon-China Sister State Committee is created consisting of the following members:

(a) The President of the Senate as an ex officio member and cochairperson of the committee;

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives as an ex officio member and cochairperson of the committee;

(c) Two members of the Senate who are not members of the same political party, appointed by the President of the Senate;

(d) Two members of the House of Representatives who are not members of the same political party, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(e) Four members representing Oregon’s business community, appointed by the President of the Senate;

(f) Four members representing Oregon’s business community, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(g)(A) One former member of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, and one former member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; or

(B) If one of the potential appointees described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is not available, two former members of the Legislative Assembly, appointed jointly by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(h) Two public members, appointed by the President of the Senate;

(i) Two public members, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

(j) If the cochairpersons agree, one elected state official, appointed jointly by the cochairpersons.

(2)(a) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may each designate an alternate from time to time from among the members of their respective chambers to exercise powers as a member of the Oregon-China Sister State Committee when the President or Speaker is not in attendance at a committee meeting, except that an alternate may not preside over a committee meeting in place of the President or Speaker.

(b) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall jointly select one of the members appointed under subsection (1)(e) or (f) of this section to be executive director to plan for and coordinate activities under ORS 285A.152 (Oregon-China Sister State Committee authority).

(3)(a) A member of the Legislative Assembly appointed under subsection (1)(c) or (d) of this section serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may continue to serve as long as the member remains in the chamber of the Legislative Assembly from which the member was appointed. Before the expiration of the legislative term of office of a member appointed under subsection (1)(c) or (d) of this section, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor whose term on the committee begins when the former member’s legislative term of office ends. If there is a vacancy for a member appointed under subsection (1)(c) or (d) of this section for any other cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become effective immediately.

(b) The term of office of committee members appointed under subsection (1)(e) to (j) of this section is two years. A member appointed under subsection (1)(e) to (j) of this section is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for a member appointed under subsection (1)(e) to (j) of this section before the expiration of the term, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become effective immediately for the unexpired term.

(4) Members of the Legislative Assembly who are members of the Oregon-China Sister State Committee are entitled to a per diem as provided in ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers) except when members are out of the United States.

(5) The cochairpersons of the Oregon-China Sister State Committee shall preside alternately at meetings of the committee.

(6) A majority of the members of the Oregon-China Sister State Committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(7) The Legislative Policy and Research Director shall provide administrative staff support for one meeting of the Oregon-China Sister State Committee held before each visit described in ORS 285A.152 (Oregon-China Sister State Committee authority) (2) and for one meeting held after each visit. [2007 c.246 §3; 2013 c.222 §1; 2016 c.88 §15]

Note: 285A.148 (Oregon-China Sister State Committee) and 285A.152 (Oregon-China Sister State Committee authority) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 285A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285A—Economic Development I, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285A.­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.