2017 ORS 297.065¹
Oversight of performance and program audits and evaluation by Joint Legislative Audit Committee

(1) It is the policy of this state that state government services be delivered with the highest level of desired effectiveness at the lowest possible cost.

(2) The Joint Legislative Audit Committee shall provide oversight of the conduct of performance and program audits and program evaluations, that are outside the authority of the Secretary of State under section 2, Article VI of the Oregon Constitution, of state departments, boards, commissions, institutions and state-aided institutions and agencies. The joint committee shall review the efforts of state departments, boards, commissions, institutions and state-aided institutions and agencies to comply with the recommendations of the audit or evaluation reports. [1997 c.847 §2]

Chapter 297

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty or authority of Secretary of State to con­duct performance audits, (1985) Vol. 44, p 381

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 297—Audits of Public Funds and Financial Records, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors297.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 297, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano297.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.