ORS 469.597¹
Election procedure
  • elector approval required

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 469.370 (Draft proposed order for hearing), if the Energy Facility Siting Council finds that the requirements of ORS 469.595 (Condition to site certificate for nuclear-fueled thermal power plant) have been satisfied and proposes to issue a site certificate for a nuclear-fueled thermal power plant, the proposal shall be submitted to the electors of this state for their approval or rejection at the next available statewide general election. The procedures for submitting a proposal to the electors under this section shall conform, as nearly as possible to those for state measures, including but not limited to procedures for printing related material in the voters’ pamphlet.

(2) A site certificate for a nuclear-fueled thermal power plant shall not be issued until the electors of this state have approved the issuance of the certificate at an election held pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. [1981 c.1 §§4,5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469—Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information