2017 ORS 36.256¹
Request for mediation services

(1) The State Department of Agriculture may accept a request for mediation under ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) to 36.268 (Provision of mediation services contingent on funding) of a dispute directly related to activities of the department or agricultural issues under the jurisdiction of the department from:

(a) A person engaged in the production of livestock, poultry, field crops, fruit, dairy, fur-bearing animals, Christmas trees, vermiculture products, food fish or other animal and vegetable matter; or

(b) Any other person at the discretion of the department.

(2) A person may request mediation by submitting the request to the department on a form provided by the department. A mediation request must include:

(a) The name and address of each party to the dispute;

(b) The name of each party’s legal representative, if applicable; and

(c) Any additional information the department may require.

(3) ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) to 36.268 (Provision of mediation services contingent on funding) do not require a person to engage or continue in the mediation of any dispute. Mediation under ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) to 36.268 (Provision of mediation services contingent on funding) is voluntary for all parties to the dispute, and if the parties agree to engage in mediation, any party may at any time withdraw from mediation.

(4) The submission of a request for mediation does not operate to stay, impede or delay in any manner the commencement, prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding by any person. [1989 c.967 §5; 1995 c.277 §6; 1997 c.631 §566; 2005 c.22 §29; 2015 c.27 §2; 2015 c.202 §4]

Note: See note under 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­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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