2017 ORS 357.417¹
Methods of establishing public library by local government unit

(1) A public library may be established by a local government unit by any of the following ways:

(a) The governing body may pass and enter upon its minutes a resolution or ordinance to the effect that a public library is established under the provisions of ORS 357.400 (Definitions for ORS 357.400 to 357.621) to 357.621 (Public hearings required prior to abolishing or withdrawing support from public library).

(b) When a petition requesting an election on the question of establishing and supporting a public library is filed as provided in this section, the governing body shall make and enter an order for an election requesting approval by the electors of the establishment and support of a public library.

(c) Upon its own motion, the governing body may make and enter an order for an election requesting approval by the electors of the establishment and support of a public library.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition under this section shall be as provided for an initiative petition:

(a) In the case of a county, in ORS 250.165 (Prospective petition) to 250.235 (Retention of petition materials).

(b) In the case of a city, in ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials).

(c) In the case of any other local government unit, in ORS 255.135 (Prospective petition) to 255.205 (Retention of petition materials).

(3) If ORS 250.155 (Application of ORS 250.165 to 250.235) makes ORS 250.165 (Prospective petition) to 250.235 (Retention of petition materials) inapplicable to a county or if ORS 250.255 (Application of ORS 250.265 to 250.346) makes ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials) inapplicable to a city, the requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition under this section shall be as provided for an initiative petition under the county or city charter or an ordinance adopted under the county or city charter.

(4) Elections held under this section shall be held on a date specified in ORS 255.345 (Special election dates). [Formerly 357.451; 1981 c.909 §10; 1983 c.350 §224]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 357—Libraries; State Archivist; Poet Laureate, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors357.­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.
 
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