2015 ORS 358.640¹
State-owned historic artifacts
  • catalog
  • recommendations to state agency
  • rules

(1) The State Parks and Recreation Department, in consultation with the Oregon Heritage Commission, shall identify and catalog state-owned historic artifacts.

(2) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall make recommendations to any state agency or political subdivision that possesses any historic artifact relating to its retention, preservation, maintenance, use or transfer to the custody of any public or private agency or person.

(3) Any state agency shall obtain approval from the State Parks and Recreation Department prior to transferring, selling, demolishing, substantially altering or otherwise disposing of any historic artifact.

(4) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall adopt rules pursuant to ORS chapter 183 to implement ORS 358.635 (Definitions for ORS 358.635 to 358.653) to 358.653 (Conservation program). [1979 c.205 §1; 1983 c.295 §2; 1989 c.743 §1; 1991 c.240 §2; 1995 c.428 §20]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 770, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 1. Task Force on Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks. (1) The Task Force on the Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks is established, consisting of 17 members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint:

(A) One member from among members of the Senate; and

(B) One citizen member.

(b) The Senate Minority Leader shall appoint one member from among members of the Senate.

(c) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint:

(A) One member from among members of the House of Representatives; and

(B) One citizen member.

(d) The House Minority Leader shall appoint one member from among members of the House of Representatives.

(e) The Governor shall appoint:

(A) One member who is the Mayor of the City of West Linn or a member of the City of West Linn City Council, pursuant to the recommendation of the city council;

(B) One member who is the Mayor of Oregon City or a member of the Oregon City City Commission, pursuant to the recommendation of the city commission;

(C) One member who is the chair or a member of the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to the recommendation of the board;

(D) One member who is the president or a member of the Metro Council, pursuant to the recommendation of the council;

(E) One member who is a representative of the Port of Portland;

(F) One member who is a business representative, pursuant to the recommendation of the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners; and

(G) One member who is a representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, pursuant to a recommendation of the confederated tribes.

(f) The Director of Transportation shall appoint one member who is a representative of the Department of Transportation.

(g) The State Parks and Recreation Director shall appoint one member who is a representative of the State Parks and Recreation Department.

(h) The State Marine Board shall appoint one member who is a representative of the board.

(i) The State Historic Preservation Officer shall appoint one member who is a representative of the State Historic Preservation Office.

(2) The task force shall:

(a) Compile information relating to the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks, including, but not limited to:

(A) The historical and cultural aspects of the canal and locks;

(B) Economic opportunities that could follow from reopening the canal and locks;

(C) The importance of the canal and locks for emergency planning; and

(D) Transportation on the canal and locks, including recreational and commercial uses.

(b) Consider means of facilitating the repair and reopening of the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks, including, but not limited to:

(A) Monitoring repairs by the United States Army Corps of Engineers;

(B) Making recommendations to the corps relating to the responsibilities of the corps under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, including the Section 106 process, assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the corps’ Dam Safety Action Classification-I (DSAC-I) expedited investigation and other applicable studies;

(C) Requesting federal funding for the repair, reopening and operation of the canal and locks; and

(D) Identifying other sources of funding for the repair, reopening and operation of the canal and locks.

(c) Develop a plan for the sustainable operation of the canal and locks.

(d) Consider governance models for the lease or transfer of the canal and locks to a local, regional, state or other entity.

(3) A majority of the voting members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the voting members of the task force.

(5) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(6) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(7) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting members of the task force.

(8) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(9) The task force shall submit a quarterly report in the manner provided by ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature), and may include recommendations for legislation, to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to transportation no later than the fifteenth day of the month next following the end of each fiscal quarter.

(10) Oregon Solutions at Portland State University shall provide staff support to the task force.

(11) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses incurred in performing functions of the task force shall be paid out of funds available for purposes of the task force.

(12) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2015 c.770 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2015 Act is repealed on December 31, 2017. [2015 c.770 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 358—Oregon Historical and Heritage Agencies, Programs and Tax Provisions; Museums; Local Symphonies and Bands; Archaeological Objects and Sites, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors358.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.