2017 ORS 357.925¹
Poet Laureate office
  • qualifications
  • term

(1) There is established the office of Poet Laureate of the State of Oregon for the purpose of honoring the resident poets of Oregon who have been most responsible for capturing the beauty and spirit of the state through the medium of verse.

(2) The person appointed to the office of Poet Laureate of the State of Oregon must be a person who:

(a) Has been a resident of Oregon for at least 10 years.

(b) Is currently a resident of Oregon.

(c) Is publicly recognized as a poet and is well regarded for excellence in the person’s work.

(d) Has a significant body of published work.

(e) Agrees to the conditions and the term of the appointment.

(3) Within one year after the office of Poet Laureate of the State of Oregon becomes vacant, the Governor shall appoint a qualified person to the office of Poet Laureate of the State of Oregon to serve at the pleasure of the Governor for a term of two years. A person may not serve for more than two consecutive terms as Poet Laureate of the State of Oregon. [1989 c.122 §§1,2,3; 2003 c.14 §160; 2005 c.695 §1]

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.
 
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.